Welcome to St Paul's Church Grove Park, Chiswick

St Paul's has been used for Christian worship since 1872 and we would be delighted if you joined us. Christians of all denominations are welcome here, as are those searching for God and indeed the simply curious. 

AUTUMN AT ST PAUL'S

Our main Sunday service is at 10am. The church is spacious, and there is plenty of room for people to sit as far apart as they feel comfortable with. Hand gel is available and the church is well ventilated. Masks are not obligatory and we are very pleased indeed to see the return of congregational singing! There is also a shorter Sunday service at 12 noon without music, for those that feel happier with fewer people and no singing. During the week there is a service on Fridays at 12 noon as well as Meditation Group on Mondays at 6:45pm which is followed by a Communion Service at 7:30pm.  The church is always open for private prayer and worship. If you need to talk, our vicar Michael Riley is on 020 8994 4387 or michaelc.riley@virgin.net Please do get in touch and he will try to find a way to help. 

WHAT'S COMING UP

We hope you can join us for our Harvest Thankgiving Service, which is on Sunday 26 September at 10am. As always, during this special Harvest Eucharist, we will be collecting goods for the Upper Room charity, which is based in Shepherd's Bush. The Upper Room's vision is to improve and support the lives of vulnerable people in our community. The items they would especially appreciate are listed below.

 

Donations Wish List for Harvest Festival Collection

  • Dry/tinned food with at least 12 months remaining for consumption.Cooking oils
  • Disposable gloves, rubber gloves
  • Antibacterial hand gel and hand wash
  • Seasonings: Stock cubes, bouillon powder, ground pepper, tomato puree
  • Snacks: Biscuits, instant coffee, long-life milk
  • Toileteries: disposable razors; shaving foam; soap bars;nail clippers; sanitary products.
  • Cleaning items: Bleach; disinfectant; Milton steriliser; toilet cleaner; toilet bowl rim blocks; toilet cistern blocks; washing up liquid; bin liner bags (large); kitchen sponges (large); toilet rolls; cling film and tin foil.

 

Sunday 3 October 3pm Pets Service

Please come along with your pets for a blessing 

AUTUMN SERVICES 

Sun 19 September 10am

Parish Eucharist with music

Sun 19 September 10am

Parish Eucharist with no music

Monday 20 September 6:45pm and 7:30pm

Meditation Group followed by a Communion Service 

Friday 24 September 12 noon

Eucharist Service

Sun 26 September 10am Harvest Thanksgiving

Parish Eucharist with music and collection of goods - see above for details

Monday 27 September 6:45pm and 7:30pm

Meditation Group followed by a Communion Service 

Friday 1 October 12 noon

Eucharist Service

Sun 3 October 10am

Parish Eucharist with music

Sun 3 October 12 noon

Parish Eucharist with no music

Sun 3 October 3pm

Pets Service

Monday 4 October 6:45pm and 7:30pm

Meditation Group followed by a Communion Service 

Friday 8 October 12 noon

Eucharist Service

Sun 10 October 10am

Parish Eucharist with music

Sun 10 October 12 noon

Parish Eucharist with no music

Monday 11 October 6:45pm and 7:30pm

Meditation Group followed by a Communion Service 

Friday 15 October 12 noon

Eucharist Service

Sun 17 October 10am

Parish Eucharist with music

Sun 17 October 12 noon

Parish Eucharist with no music

Monday 18 October 6:45pm and 7:30pm

Meditation Group followed by a Communion Service 

Friday 22 October 12 noon

Eucharist Service

Sun 24 October 10am

Parish Eucharist with music

Sun 24 October 12 noon

Parish Eucharist with no music

Monday 25 October 6:45pm and 7:30pm

Meditation Group followed by a Communion Service 

Friday 29 October 12 noon

Eucharist Service

HELP FOR AFGHANISTAN AND REFUGEES

Jesus always directed his ministry towards the most marginalised, challenging us to overcome prejudice and self-interest in the way we respond to situations that we cannot ignore. Many of us are deeply concerned about the desperate plight of those fleeing from Afghanistan as well as those left behind. Here are some suggestions about how you can help.

  • Donate to the Afghanistan Crisis Appeal, run by the British Red Cross or Medécins Sans Frontiers who continue to operate on the ground in Afghanistan. Your money will  provide food, clean water urgent medical care and cash-based assistance to those who have been displaced from their homes.
  • UNICEF is shocked by the rapid escalation in violence and multiple violations against children’s rights in Afghanistan, and are there on the ground reaching vulnerable children and families with essential life-saving supplies. You can  donate now.  

  • Donate to the Refugee Council who have been providing life-changing services to asylum seekers and refugees arriving the UK for 70 years. Their work includes Mental Health Support to heal the trauma of losing everything, Employment Assistance to restart lost careers and promote the skills that refugees bring, and English Language and Integration Classes to help people flourish in their new communities. 

  • Refugees Welcome Hounslow was set up to support Hounslow Council with the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, initially focussing on Syrian refugees but which now includes Afghans and people from other parts of the world. If you would like to get involved with this group, then the contacts here at St Paul's are Rachel TannerShelagh Allsop and Stephanie White
  • West London Welcome are a larger refugee and migrant centre based in Hammersmith who support asylum seekers, including many Afghans.
  • St Nicholas Church on Chiswick Mall runs a weekly meal scheme for asylum seekers and if you would like to volunteer with that, Cassandra Barker is your contact here.

  • Refugees at Home is a UK charity which connects those with a spare room in their home to refugees and asylum seekers in need of somewhere to stay. Following the escalation in Afghanistan, they are only looking for hosting applications from those living in cities.

  • If you are a landlord, consider the advantages of renting a property to Hounslow Borough Council to house people under the VPRS. Guaranteed rent payments, no voids, no need to use an agency and a steady reliable and house-proud tenant. Talk to Rachel Tanner or Shelagh Allsop to find out more.

  • If you are a lawyer, the Afghan Community Association are crying out for immigration lawyers  who can give expert immigration pro bono law advice.

  • Donate to our own weekly St Paul's food collection at the back of the church on Sundays, which we take to the food bank at St Paul’s Church in Bath Road Hounslow.  For more information about which foods are most required,  contact Shelagh Allsop on 07710 385839 or 020 8995 9390.

  • For more information about the work of our St Paul's Refugee Fund, please download the PDFs below.

Work of the St Paul's Refugee Fund
Work of the St Paul's Refugee Fund.pdf
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St Paul's Refugee Fund Financial Donations
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POETRY GROUP

St Paul's runs a popular poetry group over Zoom every Thursday at 12 noon. Contact Sue Hearn on 020 8995 2666  susan.hearn@btinternet.com to find out more. ​ You can choose your own poem to read or just listen to the choices of others. The session lasts around an hour. You can read anthologies of some of the poems we've chosen in previous sessions on the What We Do page. 

COLLECTIONS

You can donate to St Paul's by using the form below. Thank you very much!

Donations to St Paul's
Donations to St Paul's 2021.pdf
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E-NEWSLETTER

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