Temple Methodist Church Taunton
A church that welcomes all, celebrates God’s love, offers opportunities to explore the Christian faith, seeks to serve in the world and to challenge injustice.
Please take a few moments to come in and look around our website. Its purpose is to welcome you all, whether local to Taunton, visitors or newcomers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to invite you to join us in our worship and other activities.
We seek to be available to the people of the town and surrounding area, to offer God's love in worship and through pastoral care and support.
Please note although some church services and group activities have restarted they will be operating in line with Methodist Church and Government guidance during the coronavirus outbreak to reduce the risk of infection. Also not all services and activities that happened before the pandemic have restarted just yet.
See Upcoming Services , Notices , Groups or Community pages for latest updates on services and activities.
What's New ...
NOTICES for the week beginning 23rd January
Services at Temple
Sunday Morning at 10:30am
Wednesday Midday at 12:15pm
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS
- get a test or medical advice. Stay well and help others to stay well
Circuit service on Youtube every Sunday at 9:30am
Sunday Zoom meeting at 6:30pm
COVID-19 STATUS - National Guidance: PLAN B The government has announced that the measures put in place under Plan B in England will be lifted.
- The government is no longer asking people to work from home if they can. People should now talk to their employers to agree arrangements to return to the office.
- From 20 January: Face coverings will no longer be advised for staff and pupils in secondary school and college classrooms.
- From 27 January: Face coverings will no longer be advised for staff and pupils in communal areas of secondary schools, nor for staff in communal areas of primaries.
- From 27 January: There is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering. The government suggests that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.
- From 27 January: Venues and events will no longer be required by law to check visitors’ NHS COVID Pass. The NHS COVID Pass can still be used on a voluntary basis.
The pandemic is NOT over, people are still becoming seriously ill or dying from COVID-19. Even fully vaccinated people can still contract the disease. They can still transmit COVID-19, especially as they may be unaware, showing only mild or no symptoms.
Show consideration towards others in your interactions.
If you have ANY COVID symptoms you must avoid contact with others and get a test or medical advice.
Think about meeting outdoors, increasing ventilation indoors, wearing a face covering in crowded areas, minimising the number proximity and duration of social contacts. Continue to wash or sanitise hands regularly and to clean surfaces touched by others.
NOTE Different rules may apply in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Useful Pages ...
Life Events webpage for information about baptisms, weddings & funerals
The Listening Chaplaincy Phoneline is a newly launched faith-based volunteer grouping made up of volunteers across the denominations, and available to anyone. Our Minister Deborah is one of the team.
Easter Sunday 2019