The Parish Church of St John the Baptist at Frome is of ancient foundation dating back to an original church founded by St Aldhelm about 685AD.
Our annual well-dressing has been taking place on the Saturday nearest the feast of St Aldhelm (May 25th) since 1985.
Sketch of the well restored in 1865
Sketch of the well restored in 1865


Well Dressings

2006 - The 'I am' sayings of Jesus'

2005 - Let's Make Poverty History

2004 - Frome Celebrates Arts

2003 - Wesley 300th Anniversary


1999 - 'Behold the handmaid of the Lord'

1998 - 'I go to prepare a place for you'

1997 - Father, Son & Holy Spirit

1995 - The Lord Saves - Why Doubt?

1994 - Receive the Holy Spirit

1992 - Feed my sheep

1991 - I will make you fishers of men

1990 - Jesus said 'I am the water of life'

1989 - Give Thanks - St Aldhelm
School [External Link to school website] Bennett Centre (Church Hall)

Via Crucis

Booklets and publications

More about our Mission and Ministry

  • Cherishing our inheritance of Christian faith and worship
    There is something special about meeting for worship on a site where people have met for over 1300 years to hear the scriptures and sermons, and to share the bread and wine in Communion.
  • we strive to welcome all
    We're fairly accessible... and are working on the ways in which we're not so accessible.
  • and share the joy of the Gospel message in Christ
    'Gospel' means good news ... it is about joy and hope.
  • through concern for the wholeness of individuals
    There is no-one with whom we cannot pray...
    and there is no situation beyond prayer...
    and Action goes alongside Prayer...
    hence our commitment to support mission and ministry beyond our own walls...
    Ministry of reconciliation is available
  • and active involvement in community life in all its diversity
    Which includes welcoming the community into our building for arts events, to enjoy fellowship and hospitality, and just to find space.
    And our members living and working to enrich the wider community in their daily lives...
Church of England [External Link] Diocese of Bath & Wells [External Link]

Registered Charity 1133925
(C) 2017