Changes in these challenging times


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.

Sadly the doors of our church building have to remain shut under present circumstances but the church community is still active and we welcome your contact via this website, facebook and twitter.

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.

Worshipping together but apart...

In this difficult time while we cannot physically meet together it important that we not only pray for each other but also feel that we are being prayed with and for.


The simple form of service that can be found here 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.

The video below is a recording of the service including the reading of Psalm 23 and a simple reflection:

Service of Ante- Communion

Various prayers and orders of service including ideas for Palm Sunday and Holy Week (e.g. how to make a palm cross) can be found here

Life events


Our church offers a traditional setting for weddings, baptisms and funerals.  For the moment no baptisms are being planned, weddings are being postponed, and funerals are challenging as few if any can attend.

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

Your support for our vision will be welcome.

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.  Printed copies are available in church.

Next parish lunch:

Lent 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 or by post c/o The Parish Office, Church Cottage, Church Steps, Frome BA11 1PL

The PCC commends the resources and support available at​​

Ready for Holy Week...

Service of Darkness and Light

Based on Tenebrae this service is now available on Youtube and the full text can be followed here. If you have candles to light you can light and extinguish them as part of the service.

Via Crucis Stations of the Cross

In anticipation of Holy Week we've prepared a video Stations of the Cross based on the short series of the Via Crucis here at St John's in Frome and the video is now available on Youtube at

Lent Course: In place of the final session notes and prayers are available here.

Saying THANK YOU #clapforNHS

We've been asked if we could ring our bells on Easter Day in support of NHS & essential services - sadly we can't while churches are closed at present but we can share the sound of the bells as a Thank You that could be played out loud on Thursdays at 8 as we #clapforNHS #clapforkeyworkers -

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