The IKONS were created by John Coleman, they are the "Virgin of Tenderness" and "Saint John the Baptist" the patron Saints of the Minster. There are stone statues on the south wall, and OUTSIDE there are carved stones, one said to be of King Athelstan in the north east corner, another could be Alicia de Mohun by the south east door; modern carvings depict the present and previous Rectors, and a past and present Churchwarden.
The Parochial Church Council is on a path to major re-
The Chancel was built east of the tower, and then the Nave. Transepts north and south extended at the beginning of the nineteenth century form the present shape of the Church. The interior has been modified many times to meet different styles of worship. Galleries were installed in 1829 and removed.
The original 3-
The Minster is established as a place for music and drama. There are regular evening concerts and between May and October half-
An ancient charter permits a Fair on Midsummer tide, the Festival of S John the Baptist. This has developed since the mid 1980's into an annual June Festival and expressed afresh through the Festival of Gardening and Crafts founded in 1995. Throughout the year we are a venue for the Axminster and District Choral Society, the Axe Valley Community College, Hospital Sunday and Hospiscare, concerts including a popular series of Thursday lunchtime concerts from May to October, and civic occasions. We play our part in Axminster Churches Together as a town centre venue. Since the closing of the Market following the disastrous Foot and Mouth events, the weekly Stallholders' market in Trinity Square is much smaller but even on Thursdays the Stalls reach right up to the walls of the Minster.