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Your support for our vision will be welcome.

You can make a donation to support our mission and ministry through JustGiving by clicking here

Stations of the Resurrection - a 30 minute reflection available on Youtube



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.


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 explorechristianity.info 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.

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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.



Support for refugees is being channelled to our twin town in Poland via Frome Town Council

Services and Opening Time August 2022

Weekly Sunday Service Online (Zoom)

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

8.45am Morning Service each Sunday


Services at St John's Church


Sunday 14th August  - Ninth After Trinity

9.45am Holy Communion

Sunday 21st August  - Tenth After Trinity

9.45am Holy Communion

Sunday 28th August  - Eleventh After Trinity

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 21st August  - Tenth After Trinity

11.15am Morning service

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
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​Next 'Open Doors':

The monthly Saturday morning sessions where Weddings and Baptisms can be booked.

Held on the second Saturday of the month, these will resume; 

Saturday 10th September

10am to 11.30am

​Next bible study:

Currently postponed

Next parish lunch:
Currently postponed

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

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


Current guidance can be found here >