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Worship@5 – ‘Can I change?’


On Sunday 19th November, Marcus Paul (retired Deputy Head of Queen’s College) will be our guest speaker on his theme – ‘Can I change?’ pm Sunday 19th November.

The music at this service will be led by our Choristers and other young people as the climax of the Young People’s Music Afternoon being held in church that day.

Bring your friends to enjoy a friendly reception, accessible worship and a relevant message, all within a 45 minute service. Doors open at 4:30, so you can come early to have a drink and chat.

Shoebox Appeal


Lots of shoeboxes have been prepared to be sent away to children in need.

Please note that the deadline is next week and boxes that arrive after this, cannot be sent.

We are delighted to support this project and we thank all who have filled boxes and decorated them so well.




At our morning service last Sunday, Adrian Prior Sankey preached God’s word to veterans, cadets, serving servicemen and women and our congregation who came to pay their respects. After the service, we walked up to Vivary Park, held a two minute silence and the remembrance continues. Wear your poppy with pride. We thank, and are indeed grateful to, the Flower Team for all their hard work.


Confirmation & Christianity Explored


Last weekend, Zara McClery, Rayn Smith, Marlene Craig, Henry Collard-Jenkins and Kirsty Holmes were confirmed at the cathedral with over 70 other candidates. Kirsty and Marlene were also baptised. Our Bishops, Peter and Ruth confirmed together and it was a deeply moving and wonderful occasion. Zara, Rayn, Kirsty and Marlene had been attending our Christianity Explored course which draws to a close this coming week. We have all enjoyed it very much and the group have been very supportive of one another. We hope to run another course next year.

Temporary Cros


At the moment, the cross above the pulpit is temporary.

We are hoping to commission a metal cross shaped to symbolise both the suffering and resurrection,.

We have  agreed the design and are now looking for a metal smith to forge it.


Women’s World Day of Prayer Rep


Women’s World Day of Prayer – Would you like to be a representative of St Mary Magdalene church on the local committee of the WWDP?  Please contact Marlène for more details.”

Remembrance Sunday


Service: Remembrance Sunday Civic Service

Preacher: Adrian Prior-Sankey

The President of the Royal British Legion, Taunton Branch

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
we will remember them.

Response: We will remember them.

read by a member of the Burma Star Association

When you go home
tell them of us and say,
“For your tomorrow
we gave our today”.

Season of Remembrance


“Generally, the church is in the season of remembrance. Our service for All Souls on Thursday evening was very moving. This Thursday at 11.00am, The Dedication of the Field of Remembrance Service will happen at the war memorial outside the church. It will be an opportunity for people to place wooden crosses in remembrance of those who have died in the armed services. Adrian Prior-Sankey, Lead Chaplain of the Taunton Team Chaplaincy, will be preaching at the Civic Service of Remembrance next Sunday. Please note the 9.30am start. After the service there will be a march to Vivary Park where we will hold two minutes’ silence and wreaths will be laid. On Saturday, 11th at 11am the town will fall silent and the Mayor will lead us in remembrance at the Market House.”

Rod Corke, Vicar