Twinning Associations

Taunton Twinning Associations


Although links were first established in 1949, the official twinning charter with Lisieux was signed in 1955.

Since then, regular contact has been maintained between the two towns and the twinning association was established to develop contacts through schools, churches, clubs and other organisations.

Lisieux is the capital of the Pays d’Auge, in Normandy, and is famous for its magnificent basilica built in honour of St Theresa of Lisieux, who is known as the Little Flower.

For more information please contact The Taunton Lisieux Committee:


In 1982 a Deed of Friendship was exchanged between the two towns and in 1992 an official twinning link was formed. KATE became Friends of Königslutter in 1989. (Known as FOK).

Taunton has been officially twinned with the German town of Königslutter, in Lower Saxony since 1992. Over the past 25 years generations of 'twinners' from Taunton and Konigslutter have shared their family homes and developed a unique understanding of each country's language and culture.

Students have had the opportunity to try out their language skills in a caring, family environment. Older students have taken advantage of Work Experience opportunities.

Königslutter am Elm is a city in the district of Helmstedt, Lower Saxony, Germany, near the Elm hills. Around 17,000 people live in Königslutter.

For more information please contact the Friends of Konigslutter: