St John's Church


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Welcome to St John's Church, Glastonbury

A Christian Spiritual Centre at the Heart of the Town for everyone.

Find out more about our mission statement & aims here. Should you wish to arrange for a wedding, baptism or funeral, please contact us through the Parish Office initially or go to the Forms section of our Publications page and complete and return the appropriate one.


St John’s 2019 services — when and where

St John’s church building is closed for all of 2019 to undergo major refurbishment.
St John’s people, including the choir, will worship at the two other churches in the benefice.
Changes to St John’s traditional location and time are underlined.

1st Sunday of the month (October 6)

8am Holy Communion (BCP, Book of Common Prayer 1662) at St Ben’s

11am Holy Communion combined benefice service — Harvest at St Ben’s, followed by Harvest lunch at 12:30

5pm Evensong at St Ben’s (location can vary monthly)

2nd Sunday (October 13)

8am Holy Communion (BCP) at St Ben’s

St Ben’s and URC shared service — venue alternates: 11am at St Ben’s in September / 10:30am at URC in October (etc)

11am Holy Communion combined service — Harvest at St Mary’s Meare, followed by Harvest lunch

5pm Healing Service at St Ben’s

3rd Sunday (October 20)

8am Holy Communion (BCP, Book of Common Prayer 1662) at St Ben’s

9:30am Holy Communion (St John’s rite) at St Ben’s

11:15am Café-style service at St Ben’s

4th Sunday (October 27)

8am Holy Communion (BCP, Book of Common Prayer 1662) at St Ben’s

9:30am Holy Communion (St John’s rite) at St Ben’s

11:15am Praise & Teaching at St Ben’s

5th Sunday*

8am Holy Communion (BCP, Book of Common Prayer 1662) at St Ben’s

10:00am Joint benefice communion at St Ben’s

(* In 2019, fifth Sundays occur only in March, June, September and December; benefice venue alternates between St Ben’s and Meare)

Every Tuesday

9am Morning Prayer at St Ben’s

10:30am Holy Communion at St Ben’s

10:30am Holy Communion at St Patrick's Chapel, Glastonbury Abbey

Every Wednesday

9am Morning Prayer at St Ben’s

Every Thursday

10:30am Holy Communion at St Margaret’s Chapel, Magdalene Street

Every Friday

9am Morning Prayer at Abbey House

The vicar adds: “All this will constantly be discussed and, if necessary, changed, but I hope that this will work for the next 12 months.”

Upcoming Events

Coffee morning -- Saturday 19
Thursday 10th - Sunday 20th October 2019

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Coffee morning -- Saturday 19

Come and join us for coffee, biscuits, cake and chat on Saturday October 19 from 10am to 12 noon in St Ben's. Donations (£2?) for St John’s church funds. — Jessie Henderson & Joy TaylorAdded: 10th October 2019

St John's is part of the Inclusive Church network

St John's affirms that it does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality.  more
Added: 15th October 2018

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Securing The Future

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To create a modern, fresh, and flexible interior within a medieval church building to enhance worship, to provide an open space for a variety of worship and community activities, and to display and celebrate the historical legacy of the building and its prominent place within the Town of Glastonbury.

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Safeguarding refers to the range of plans and activities that are put in place to protect children and adults who may be vulnerable to abuse and neglect from being exploited or harmed.

Safeguarding in the church community - making our churches safe for young people and vulnerable adults - is everyone's responsibility.

Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here.

If you wish to report concerns or abuse please call one of the numbers shown below:

Parish Safeguarding Officer:
Stuart Clark Tel: 07747770872

Joan Lewsey Tel: (01458) 741594
Bill Wych Tel: (01458) 833255

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:
Glenys Armstrong Tel: 01749 685135

Contact Us

St John's Church
High Street

01458 830060