We urgently need to add to our small group of volunteers who take turns to do the Sunday morning bell-ringing before the 10.30am service. Basically, if you can count from 1-8 and are able to climb a steep staircase, you’re qualified to be a bell ringer at St Paul’s! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
The first of our monthly all-age worship services in 2023 will be held in the parish centre this Sunday, January 15th, at 5.30pm. This will be followed by the serving of refreshments. All are welcome to this family-friendly, informal act of worship.
Please take note of the dates of these 5.30pm services over the next few months: February 26th, March 26th and April 23rd.
Our former Rector, Archdeacon Gordon Linney, was invited back yesterday for the unveilling of The Linney Room in the Parish Centre, in thanks for the long ministry in the parish by both him and his late wife, Helen. His successor, the Rev Gary Dowd, said it was a fitting tribute by the Select Vestry in our thriving, purpose-built centre used by all the community, which was very much his predecessor’s vision and he fought hard to bring it about. Sitting in the church grounds, the centre took the place of the old parish hall further down Adelaide Road and was completed soon after the archdeacon’s retirement.
The official opening of the Linney Room will take place in the parish centre this Sunday, December 11th after the 10.30am morning service. Our former rector, Archdeacon Gordon Linney, together with members of his family, will be present. The Select Vestry decided that naming the meeting room in their honour would be a fitting and lasting recognition of the ministry of Gordon (pictured below) and Helen Linney in St Paul’s. All are welcome to attend.
The countdown to Christmas starts this Sunday with an Advent Carol Service at 10.30am. Come and enjoy the seasonal music.
The third in our new series of monthly informal worship services in the Parish Centre takes place this Sunday, November 20th, in the Parish Centre at 5.30pm. It will be followed by refreshments and all are welcome.
The 7pm service, a celebration of Holy Communion, will take place as usual in the church.
There will be an Act of Remembrance for all those who have died in wars during our 10.30am service this Sunday, November 13th. All are welcome to attend.
Our annual Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for loved ones will take place in St Paul’s church on Sunday, November 6th at 7 p.m. You are invited to participate in a time of quiet reflection as we remember those of our families and friends who have died.
If you would like the name of a loved one to be read out at this service, please add their name to the list that you will find on the table at the back of the church or alternatively you can email the names to email@example.com.
The names of those who have died in the Parish since the service last year will automatically be read.