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.

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.


Your support for our vision will be welcome.

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

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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 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.

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

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Services and Opening Times December 2022

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 December

9.45am Holy Communion

Sunday 11th December

9.45am Holy Communion

Sunday 18th December

9.45am Holy Communion

6.30pm Carol Service

Saturday 24th December - Christmas Eve

3pm Family Service - Carols & Readings at the Crib

11.30pm Midnight Mass

Sunday 25th December - Christmas Day

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 December

11.15am Holy Communion

Sunday 18th December

11.15am Carol Service

Sunday 25th December - Christmas Day

11.15am Holy Communion

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

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During Advent many people light Advent candles but there is another resource available - the Jesse Tree full of symbols relating to Bible stories - click here or on the image to access the booklet and resource from the Diocese of Bath & Wells.


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

Life events


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

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


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

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. Next session; 

Saturday 10th December

10am to 12pm

​Next bible study:

Currently postponed

Next parish lunch:
Currently postponed

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 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


Current guidance can be found here >