“On Sunday 19th July, we remember St Mary Magdalene our Patronal Saint. Mary Magdalene travelled with Jesus as one of his followers. She witnessed Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Within the four Gospels she is named at least 12 times, more than most of the apostles. She came from the town of Magdala which was a town on the western side of the Sea of Galilee. The Hebrew word “Magdala” means tall tower or fortress or elevated, great magnificence.
We welcome The Rt Revd David Yeoman and his wife Janice to help us celebrate our Patronal Festival.
At this service, we also see the launch of the music and arts festival Taunton Live and we are thrilled to have The Chapel Choir of Lincoln College, Oxford with us here this morning. The choir sing under the direction of Brodwen Mills in the College’s beautiful 16th Century chapel. They have recently toured Poland and we are so glad they are with us. The Taunton Live Festival is organised by a team lead by Brian Cresswell – so look out for some high quality music being performed this week.”