Temple Methodist Church is a town centre Church on Upper High Street, just a few yards from the pedestrianized High Street of Taunton and the entrance to Vivary Park. It has been on this present site for just over 200 years.The premises belong to Temple Methodist Church, which functions as a vibrant place of worship - as well as being pleased to share premises with many other groups and people. It is one of seven churches in the Taunton Deane and South Sedgemoor Circuit.
Our Mission Statement:
We formulated our mission in 2013 to capture what sort of Church we are or strive to be.
Temple Methodist Church:
Celebrates God’s love
Offers opportunities to explore the Christian faith
Seeks to serve in the world and to challenge injustice
Inclusive Methodist Church:
Methodists believe that all people are equal in God’s eyes, that all people are made, unique and precious, in the image of God, and that all people are included within the gracious love of God, because we are all children of God. We aim to live this out in the Church and in our communities. We believe we need to go beyond simply abiding by the law to ensure everyone can be equally and safely included in the life of the Church. Our strategy for Justice, Dignity and Solidarity asks us all to become aware of the history of how people have been treated, the attitudes and behaviours which cause harm every day for some people, and to do all we can to change this so that all people are equally welcome to participate fully in the life of the Church.
All people - all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, races, cultures, opinions, and life experiences, are welcome and treated as being made in the image of God.
More information here
Our Links with Other Churches:
Temple Methodist Church is committed to work for closer links with the United Reformed Church in Taunton and St John's Taunton - the Three Churches Partnership. We have a programme of shared services with the URC, and enjoy joining with St John's for their Evensong on the first Sunday evening of the month.
We plan Lent and Advent sessions together, and at a special Service in August 2018, we made a commitment to one another through the following statement, hymn and prayer. At the beginning of June 2020 we celebrated another year of fellowship together. We will continue to explore what this might mean in terms of greater visible unity.
Advent Resources 4 - 2021 (D)
Advent Resources 3 - 2021 (D)
Advent Resources 2 - 2021 (D)
Advent Resources 1 - 2021 (D)
A Resource for Good Friday 2021 (D)
Evening Lent Sessions 2021 (D)
Advent Reflections 2020 (V)
Three Churches Anniversary, Sunday 16th August 2020 (D)
Joint 3 Churches Message for Pentecost 2020 (D)
Rev Ruth Whitehead, Pentecost & Church Anniversary 9th June 2019 (A)
Three Churches Affirmation Prayer and Hymn (D)
The Temple Community:
@Temple is a title devised to reflect the huge range of activities taking place within our premises
Activities take place 7 days a week with dance classes, choirs, meetings, church services and much more
You will find details of the Church on Worship and Church Life pages.
Other activities can be found in the Community section or the calendar pages.
To make an enquiry about renting one of our meetings rooms or holding an event please contact us using the contact form or ringing (01823) 275765, where the phone will probably be answered by Joanna Rossiter, who is present @Temple a great deal of the time, and offers a welcome to all.