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. 

THIS WEEKEND! DON'T MISS!

Hear the People Sing features music with a connection to Chiswick or to St Paul’s church over the last 150 years. An adult choir of 50, a children’s choir of 40 from the Unicorn School in Kew, an orchestra of professional musicians and guest performers from the world of West End musical theatre will provide an eclectic and highly entertaining show. Moving from classical to pop, music hall to musicals, the performance will be conducted by West End musical directors Michael Reed and Michael Dixon.  From the Chiswick Empire to the Coronation, Zadok the Priest to the Artful Dodger, Help! to The Who this will be a stirring and emotional mix of music interwoven with snippets of Chiswick history. 

 

The concert is suitable for all ages over 5 and the whole show, including an interval, will run for approximately 2 hours Tickets are available on the door on in advance from on Eventbrite, either go to www.eventbrite.co.uk and type in Hear the People Sing or alternatively the link will get you straight there. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hear-the-people-sing-tickets-287691923287

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Tickets for most of the 150 Festival Events are available on Eventbrite by searching St Paul's Grove Park 150 Festival or using this link https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/st-pauls-grove-park-150-festival-2022-315009

 

SUNDAY 15 MAY 3:30PM AND 6:30PM - HEAR THE PEOPLE SING
An exuberant show celebrating music inspired by150 years of Grove Park history. Tickets from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hear-the-people-sing-tickets-287691923287

 

SATURDAY 28 MAY 7:30PM - HOUNSLOW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
MOZART IN MAY

A chamber group will play a programme of Mozart and Louise Farrenc.

Tickets are available from Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mozart-in-may-hounslow-symphony-orchestra-tickets-314560959297?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. Adults: £13.50 (plus fee) Under 16s: £8.00 (plus fee). If the concert is not sold out, tickets will be £15.00 and £8.00 on the door.

 

SUNDAY 29 MAY 10AM - SERVICE OF CELEBRATION
A family service on Sunday morning at 10am. Five members of the church: Cathy Morgan, Katherine Makower, Peter Capell, Audrey Jennings and our organist Tom Torley, have all chosen their favourite hymns, whch will be sung by the congregation at this joyful service of worship and praise. Ther sermon will be preached by the Bishop of Kensington, the Right Reverend Graham Tomllin. The service will be followed by coffee in the vicarage garden. (Note that the service will not include Communion, and therefore there will also be a Eucharist Servce at 8:30am)

SUNDAY 29 MAY 7PM - POEMS OF CELEBRATION
 An evening of joyful, uplifting and reflective poetry, chosen and read by the St Paul’s Poetry Group. The event is free, but we are suggesting a donation of £5. There will be an interval, and cash bar. Contact: Sue Hearn susan.hearn@btinternet.com

 

WEDNESDAY 1 JUNE 6PM - FESTAL EVENSONG
To mark the exact day of the 150th Anniversary of the Consecration of St Paul’s on 1 June 1872, this evening service will include a sermon from Archdeacon of London, the Ven Luke Miller together with some celebratory music including anthems sung by St Paul’s Choir and friends. The Service will be followed by drinks in the vicarage garden.

 

SATURDAY 11 JUNE 7:30PM - THE ADDISON SINGERS
English Music for a Summer Evening. The programme by this very popular West London choir will include Dyson, Stanford, Delius and Vaughan Williams. Tickets are available from Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/english-music-for-a-summer-evening-addison-singers-tickets-323105987707?aff=odcleoeventsincollection&keep_tld=1 Adults: £13.50 (plus fee) Under 16s: £8.00 (plus fee). If the concert is not sold out, tickets will be £15.00 and £8.00 on the door.

 

FRIDAY 17 JUNE 6:30-7:30PM - THE HISTORY OF ST PAUL’S
James Wisdom and Val Bott from the Brentford and Chiswick Local History Society will give an illustrated talk on the history of St Paul’s Church, its links to William 7th Duke of Devonshire and its place in Grove Park. The talk will last for about 45 minutes with the opportunity for questions afterwards and will be on Zoom. The talk is free, but places must be booked on Eventbrite, and the zoom link will then be emailed to you the day before.We are suggesting a charitable donation of at least £5 for attending this talk and you can do that by downloading the form below.

There is a new exhibition about the last 150 years of St Paul's at the back of the church, and this can also be downloaded as a pdf from the HISTORY page of this website. 

Donations to the History Talk 17 June
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SATURDAY 18 JUNE 7:30PM - KEW SINFONIA
A concert by the Kew Sinfonia. The programme will include Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Brahms Piano Concerto no 1 and Gade Symphony no 4. Tickets are available from Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fantasy-on-a-theme-kew-sinfonia-tickets-323115235367?aff=ebdssbdestsearch. Adults: £13.50 (plus fee) Under 16s: £8.00 (plus fee). If the concert is not sold out, tickets will be £15.00 and £8.00 on the door.

 

FRIDAY 24 JUNE TO SUNDAY 26 JUNE - FLOWER FESTIVAL
The church will be filled with flower displays from local churches, schools and community groups for all to admire! There will be a reception for exhibitors on Friday evening and refreshments will be served throughout the weekend in the church and gardens. The Flower Festival (which is free) will run from 10am – 6pm on Saturday and 11:30am – 6pm on Sunday and there will also be a variety of musical performances, to enjoy as you browse the floral displays! We are delighted to have the Middlesex Yeomanry playing in the Vicarage Garden between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday. If anyone – either a community group or an individual – would like to contribute a floral display to the Flower Festival, we would be very pleased to have it! Please contact Sara Surtees for more information. sara.m.hodson70@gmail.com

 

SUNDAY 26 JUNE 6PM - EVENSONG SERVICE OF BLESSING
A Service of Blessing for the closing week of the 150 Festival with anthems sung by St Paul’s Choir and friends. Contact: Rev Michael Riley michaelc.riley@virgin.net

 

SUNDAY 3 JULY - COMEDY NIGHT
Bring along your friends and family for an evening of jollity! Attendees are invited to bring a picnic supper into a large marquee in the church garden to be entertained by the very best of Chiswick’s young comedians! Contact: Cassandra Barker cassandra.barker@hotmail.com

MAY SERVICES 

Our main Sunday service is at 10am. Coffee is served afterwards, either at the back of church or in our lovely garden if weather permits! The church is usually 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.  

Sunday 1 May

10am Parish Eucharist

Monday 2 May 
6.45pm Meditation time
7.30pm Eucharist
Wednesday 4 May
10am Eucharist at St Mary's Convent

Friday 6 May
12 noon Eucharist

Sunday 8 May

10am Parish Eucharist

Monday 9 May 
6.45pm Meditation time
7.30pm Eucharist
Wednesday 11 May
10am Eucharist at St Mary's Convent

Friday 13 May
12 noon Eucharist

Sunday 15 May

10am Parish Eucharist

Monday 16 May 
6.45pm Meditation time
7.30pm Eucharist
Wednesday 18 May
10am Eucharist at St Mary's Convent

Friday 20 May
12 noon Eucharist

Sunday 22 May

10am Parish Eucharist

Monday 23 May 
6.45pm Meditation time
7.30pm Eucharist
Wednesday 25 May
10am Eucharist at St Mary's Convent

Friday 27 May
12 noon Eucharist

Sunday 29 May

8:30am Eucharist Service

Sunday 29 May

10am Celebration Servce
A special service to mark the 150th anniversary of the consecration of St Paul's
 

Monday 30 May 
6.45pm Meditation time
7.30pm Eucharist
Wednesday 1 June
10am Eucharist at St Mary's Convent

Wednesday 1 June
6pm Festal Evensong

HELP FOR REFUGEES
The St Paul's Refugee Fund supports refugees and asylum seekers. You can read more about our work with Refugee Welcome Hounslow below and on the
Charities page.
If you would like to get involved, then the contacts here at St Paul's are Rachel TannerShelagh Allsop and Stephanie White.

Work of the St Paul's Refugee Fund
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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
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E-NEWSLETTER

If you would like to receive a weekly newsletter from St Paul's to keep in touch with all of our events as well as other local news, then please email Ceciliathwaites@gmail.com and she will add you to the distribution list.

ST PAUL'S PCC

The PCC recently held its AGM. If you would like to read the annual reporrts for 2021 and also the Minutes of the meeting, please download the documents below. 

Please note that the Minutes are still a draft and have not yet been confirmed as the final approved version.

St Paul's 2021 Annual Report and Accounts
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2022 AGM Minutes DRAFT FORM
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