Welcome to St Andrews Church ,Taunton We have tried to give you a flavour of life at this church but you will need to come along and meet us to fill in the gaps. We are situated towards the north end of Taunton just beyond the railway station.
Ours is a relatively traditional church with good links with the church school opposite.
Have a browse through this site and if you want to find out more, please get in touch with us.
The main focus of any church is the worship of God. Here at St Andrews we celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday.
The 8.00am service is said (rather than sung) and the
10.00am is with vestments and a robed choir.
We provide worship for children through our Sunday school, which we have called the Railway Children and offer a simpler Communion service on a second Sunday.
For those who visit us and are not used to worship or who come from different traditions the services may hold a degree of mystery. Please feel free to ask any questions about the service afterwards over coffee.
Occasionally we have a special evening service at 6.00pm in church. This service does not include Holy Communion but will use other styles of worship.
Please see the "Regular Services"page for details of the next service and also the Newsletter pages for details of what is happening this week.
Linking it to life
In all our worship we seek to make connections between what we profess and the way in which we live and work. We relate Bible readings to real experiences so we can understand their message for us today.
Our worship is an offering to God, but also a time when we can be nurtured and strengthened, ready for another week in which we can "go in peace to love and serve the Lord".
An open invitation
We invite baptised Christians of all denominations to receive Holy Communion. If you would prefer to receive a blessing just come to the altar rail with everyone else, and hold a service leaflet.
Children are always welcome at St. Andrew's and, besides the Railway Children there are toys and books at the back of the church and a toilet with baby changing facilities.
In this parish we offer the sacrament (bread and wine) to baptised children before Confirmation but we like to give some informal “instruction” beforehand.
Please see the Vicar if you would be interested in this aspect of worship for your children.
There is access for wheel chair users to the main part of the church.
An inductive loop system is installed to assist those with hearing aids and we can provide large print copies of the Order of Service and newsletter for those who need them.
We look forward to you coming to meet with us.
Parish Office: 01823 332531
Office open: Tuesday to Friday - 09.00 - 12.00
Contact for safeguarding concerns: Diocesan Safeguarding Office 01749 685135 https://www.bathandwells.org.uk/diocese/safeguarding/
How to report safeguarding concerns: visit https://www.bathandwells.org.uk/diocese/safeguarding/reporting-concerns-or-abuse/
By viewing our website your IP address, browser details, times of visits, etc. may be logged and used for statistical purposes, network security and fraud prevention. This helps us to monitor how effectively the site is working. Be assured that we never profile normal visitors to the site or invasively monitor them. The statistical data will be used by ourselves and may also be used by our website provider to help provide the service. The legal basis for processing this information is Legitimate Interest.