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St Mary Magdalene

The magnificent tower of St Mary Magdalene is a prominent feature of Taunton.

Taunton, Somerset

Opening times

We open the doors of St Mary Magdalene as often as we can.
Weekdays: 9.30am to 4pm (3pm in winter).
Saturdays: 9.30am to 2pm.


Church Square

Enter through the welcoming modern glass doors to appreciate the interior grandeur and enjoy refreshment at the cafe. St Mary Magdalene became the parish church of Taunton in 1308.

The 700th anniversary in 2008 saw the addition of the striking glass doors at the entrance with their engraved design by Tracey Shepherd.

The 163 foot tower was constructed under the guidance of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in the mid 19th century. When the tower had been completed the donkey involved in the work was hauled to the top so that it could appreciate the view.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

Contact information

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