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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.

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

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Our Youtube channel is called FromeStJohnBaptist
It includes services and other material such as Michael Wood talking about our Saxon roots at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3KcJUeV0Ho

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.

Life events


Our church offers a traditional setting for weddings, baptisms and funerals.  Many baptisms and weddings have been postponed, and funerals have been challenging to arrange when few could attend. As restrictions ease we will be glad to talk through services that you may wish to arrange.

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

Prayers that may be used when unable to attend a funeral can be downloaded here.

Those recently bereaved may find the Diocese of Bath & Wells service 'From Lamentation to Hope' at https://youtu.be/4cLpBxmoapQ helpful

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.


Services and Opening Times January 2022

Please note that the wearing of face coverings in church is now a legal requirement unless exempt.

The government advises that people should take lateral flow tests before attending any indoor gathering.

As Covid guidance changes service arrangements may need to be varied from those planned.

Services at St John's Church

Sunday 23rd January - Third Sunday of Epiphany

9.45am Holy Communion

Sunday 30th January - Presentation of Christ in the Temple

9.45am Holy Communion

Weekly Opening Times

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


Services at St Katharine's, East Woodlands

Sunday 16th January - Second Sunday of Epiphany

11.15am Holy Communion


Weekly Sunday Service Online (Zoom)

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

8.45am Morning Service each Sunday

Please note that if Covid guidance changes then service arrangements may need to be varied.

Note; QR code near entrances for use with the Test and Trace App.

NOTE: Those planning future services and events at St John's are advised that capacity is limited whilst social distancing is advised: Those planning weddings and funerals are advised to check with us before issuing firm invitations for people to attend.

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

Worshipping together but apart...

In this difficult time it is important that we not only pray for each other but also feel that we are being prayed with and for.

A simple service of Morning Prayer is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch=marZmGuZFqU                             [text of service as pdf here]

A simple service of Night Prayer (Compline) is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6saz19WSu0 

[text of service pdf here]


The service of Evensong held at St John's on 8th July 2020, our first service back in church, is now available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlmEgLzlRos

Weekly Service


The simple form of service that can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e3kgVa4uqM is one that we would encourage folk who would normally come to our regular communion services to use - others may also find it helpful.


It's a form of what is known as Ante-Communion, that is the same shape as the service of Holy Communion but without the taking of bread and wine, the consecration and act of communion.


Feel free to use all or part of it as you find most helpful and feel free to share the link with others, or even share with others you know by arranging a time at which you will each individually use the same prayers in your different locations - the technically adventurous might even do this using Skype, Zoom or other social software.

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. 

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Next parish lunch:

Lunches at St John's are postponed until further notice.


​Next 'Open Doors':

to be confirmed​


​Next bible study:



Current guidance can be found here >


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 administrator@sjfrome.co.uk 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