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Cherishing our inheritance of Christian faith and worship, we strive to welcome all and share the joy of the Gospel message in Christ, through concern for the wholeness of individuals and active involvement in community life in all its diversity. We welcome your contact via this website, Facebook and twitter.

Your support for our vision will be welcome. To make a donation to support our mission and ministry through JustGiving click here


Please help save our organ!

Our historic organ at St John's Frome is a lovely instrument, but it's in steep decline!  It is struggling week on week, and to ensure generations today and in the future can enjoy its music, we've launched an appeal to raise the £10,000 needed to restore it to working order. If you can help, please click on the QR code or the button to be taken to our JustGiving page.

Many thanks!

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​Services for June 2023

Weekly Sunday Service Online (Zoom)

​8.45am Morning Service each Sunday

Details can be found in the 'Weekly pew sheet'.

Services at St John's Church

Sunday 4th June - Trinity Sunday

9.45am Holy Communion

Sunday 11th June - First after Trinity 

9.45am Holy Communion

Sunday 18th June - Second after Trinity 

9.45am Holy Communion

Sunday 25th June - Third after Trinity - Patronal Festival

9.45am Holy Communion

Weekly Opening Times

St John's  is open for visitors, individual private prayer and reflection daily, usually from 9.30am to 3.30pm. 

Services at St Katharine's, East Woodlands

Sunday 4th June - Trinity Sunday

11.15am Holy Communion

Sunday 18th June - Second after Trinity 

11.15am Morning Service 

Many opportunities for online worship can be found via the main Church of England website.


Forthcoming events:

Sunday 4 June, 11am to 2pm.
Cafe and mini-market 

Bach St John Passion at St John's

For those of you who missed the performance by Cambridge University Choral Scholars and Instrumentalists on 28th March in St John's - or indeed for those of you would like to relive it - please go to:

​Next 'Open Doors':

The monthly Saturday morning sessions where Weddings and Baptisms can be booked. Held on the second Saturday of the month.


Next session; Saturday 10th June 2023 10am to 12.15pm

360° tour of St John's

Unable to visit in person, or wanting a guide to show you around when visiting us?

Then please click on the image for a guided 360° tour of St John's parish church.

Life events


Our church offers a traditional setting for weddings, baptisms and funerals. 

For further information please see 'services' page on the menu.

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Intrigued by historic churches and interested in exploring the meaning behind them?

Curious about faith and Christianity, or wanting to dig deeper - but not sure where to start?

Take a look at the Explore website where you can explore some of the basics and discover what Christianity is about.

EXPLORE have provided prayer cards which can be found in St John's and are free to use and take away.

Our mission


There is something special about meeting for worship on a site where people have met for over 1300 years to hear the scriptures and sermons, and to share the bread and wine in Communion.

Archaeological Investigations in 2021


We are pleased to announce that as a result of archaeological investigations in March and May 2021 at the parish church of St John the Baptist, Frome, conducted by Context One Heritage & Archaeology remains of the ancient church on the site as described by William of Malmesbury in the 1120’s have been identified.


The investigations were funded by the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage and by St John’s Restoration Fund.

Fuller details can be found here and a BBC Radio Somerset interview can be found here


Our Youtube channel is called FromeStJohnBaptist
It includes services and other material such as Michael Wood talking about our Saxon roots at

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This week at St John's

Our downloadable weekly pew sheet details this week's services, forthcoming events and notices  along with readings for the Sunday service. 


The Parochial Church Council (PCC) has adopted and works to implement the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Church’.


The PCC has appointed a Parish Safeguarding Officer who can be contacted via email to or by post c/o The Parish Office, Church Cottage, Church Steps, Frome BA11 1PL

The PCC commends the resources and support available at​​

The Diocesan Safeguarding team can be contacted via the Diocesan Offices as detailed here

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