St John's Church


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Welcome to St John's Church, Glastonbury

A Christian Spiritual Centre at the Heart of the Town for everyone.

Find out more about our mission statement & aims here. Should you wish to arrange for a wedding, baptism or funeral, please contact us through the Parish Office initially or go to the Forms section of our Publications page and complete and return the appropriate one.


Benefice services -- 2018 December

Benefice Services -- 2018 December

First Sunday

8:00am, Holy Communion (BCP) in St John's

8:30 to 6pm, Benefice in Retreat today for start of Advent. All three churches are open all day for silent prayer.

Second Sunday

8:00am, Holy Communion (BCP) in St John's

*10:00am, Parish Communion and switching on of the Christmas Tree Lights in St John's (This opens our Christmas Tree Festival)

11:00am, Parish Communion at St Mary's, Meare

11:00am, St Benedict's service at the URC (United Reformed Church, High St)

2:30pm, St John's Ambulance Service of Lessons & Carols for Christmas in St John's

3:00pm, Glastonbury Voices Choir -- Christmas Concert in St Benedict's

5:00pm, Healing Service in St John's

6:30pm, Carol Service at St Mary's, Meare (with St John's choir)

Third Sunday

8:00am, Holy Communion (BCP) in St John's

9:30am, Family Communion Service at St John's

11:00am, Cafe-style service at St Benedict's

11:00am, Matins at St Mary's, Meare

6:00pm, Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols in St John's

Fourth Sunday

8:00am, Holy Communion (BCP) in St John's

9:30am, Parish Communion at St John's

11:00am, Parish Service at St Benedict's Church

11:00am, Morning Service at St Mary's Church, Meare

Fifth Sunday

8:00am, Holy Communion (BCP) in St John's

10:00am, Benefice Service at St John's -- the last service at St John's before the church closes for all of 2019 for major refurbishment work


Christmas Eve services, Monday 24 December

St John's: 5pm Crib service, 11:30pm Midnight Mass

St Benedicts: 6:30pm Carol service

St Mary's, Meare: 4pm Crib service, 10pm Christmas Communion


9:00am, Morning Prayer

10:30am Holy Communion at St Patrick's Chapel, Glastonbury Abbey

12:00, Healing Communion Service (first Tuesday of the month)

2:00pm December 11, St John's School carol service in St John's church

2:00pm December 18, St Benedict's School Christingle service in St Ben's church


9:00am, Morning Prayer at St John's

10:00am Holy Communion at St John's

10:30am December 12, Cutting of the Holy Thorn in St John's churchyard

8:00pm December 12, Christmas concert by the Glastonbury Male Voice Choir in St John's


9:00am, Morning Prayer at St Mary's, Meare

10:30am Holy Communion at St Benedict's

2:00pm December 20, Meare School Christingle Service in St Mary's church


9:00am, Morning Prayer at Abbey House

11:00am December 14, MENCAP carol service in St John's


9:00am, Morning Prayer

7:30pm December 22, Glastonbury Brass Band Christmas concert in St John's

St John's church is open every day for prayer, contemplation or simply for visitors to view our lovely church building. We also have a labyrinth in the churchyard that is intended for prayer and meditation.

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Lighting up 50 Christmas trees

At today's 10am service the lights of 50 Christmas trees go on. And at 6:30 is the carol service at Meare St Mary's.  more
Added: 8th December 2018

St John's is part of the Inclusive Church network

St John's affirms that it does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality.  more
Added: 15th October 2018

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Securing The Future

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To create a modern, fresh, and flexible interior within a medieval church building to enhance worship, to provide an open space for a variety of worship and community activities, and to display and celebrate the historical legacy of the building and its prominent place within the Town of Glastonbury.

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Contact Us

St John's Church
High Street

01458 830060