Church of St John the Baptist, Frome
|Church of St John the Baptist, Frome|
St John the Baptist, Frome
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Dedication||St John the Baptist|
|Diocese||Bath and Wells|
|Vicar(s)||Revd Colin Alsbury|
The parish church of St John the Baptist, with its tower and spire, was built between the late 12th century and early 15th century replacing a Saxon building that had stood since 685 AD. It was further restored around 1860, and contains a chancel, Lady chapel and baptistery. Fragments of Norman work are left; the interior is elaborately adorned with sculptures and stained glass. It is a grade II* listed building. Outside the east end of the church is the tomb of Thomas Ken.
List of ministers
??? - c.1418 William Starke 
The church has a large three manual pipe organ. The earliest parts of the organ date from ca. 1680 by Harris, but there is later work by Young, Richard Seede and Vowles. In 1923 the organ was rebuilt by William Hill & Son & Norman & Beard. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.
List of organists
Crypt of Thomas Ken
- "Parish Church of St John the Baptist". Images of England. Retrieved 2006-12-31.
- "Tomb of Bishop Ken". Images of England. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
- "Frome St John the Baptist". Sacred Somerset. BBC. Retrieved 16 November 2008.
- "Screen and Gates". Images of England. Retrieved 2008-11-16.
- Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP 40/629; http://aalt.law.uh.edu/H5/CP40no629/bCP40no629dorses/IMG_1341.htm; 4th entry. The executors of the will of William Starke, parson of St John the Baptist in Frome (Woodland,) are given as Robert Crass & John Perys