St John the Evangelist, Taunton
The Reverend Frederick Jeremiah Smith decided to build a new church in Taunton for the poor of the town. From 1858 to 1863, St John's was built under the guidance of the eminent Victorian architect George Gilbert Scott. Materials used included a variety of Somerset stones, including Hamstone, Bath stone and sandstone from Bishops Lydeard. As the church was to be used by the poor, it did not charge pew rents: it was therefore the first Anglican church in Taunton to be free and accessible to all worshippers. The church was consecrated on 13 April 1863.
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