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 wish. 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. 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. 

TEACHING EVENINGS WITH BISHOP GRAHAM

THE NICENE CREED - A GENEROUS ORTHODOXY

“I spent much of my Study Leave this summer working on a book focussed on the Nicene Creed. I wanted to encourage us to look again at this remarkable document (the Creed that is, not my book!) so am offering three teaching evenings looking at different aspects of the Creed. They are intended for everyone. It will be good to do some learning and thinking together, focussing on our common faith, as we emerge from the trials of the past year and a half, and seek to live out and share the good news of Christ .”  Bishop Graham

 

The sessions are on the 10th and 23rd of November and 6th December, and will be streamed online and also offered live in three different venues. Each session will be different, so do come to all three, or as many as you can make. The evenings will start in person from 7pm, on Zoom from 7.30pm and conclude by 9pm. Zoom links are available through Eventbrite (see below) and email at: victoria.oneill@london.anglican.org

AUTUMN SERVICES 

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

On Wednesday 6 October, the One Hounslow Community Awards 2021 took place at Hounslow House. Nine winners were selected from over 220 nominations from across Hounslow’s communities. We are very proud of Rachel Tanner and Shelagh Allsop who collected the Community Heart Award for Refugees Welcome Hounslow. The award was given in the "Making Hounslow Stronger" category for "the outstanding contribution to their local community, supporting neighbours, creating community spirit and strength." 

 

Refugees Welcome Hounslow was set up by Rachel, Shelagh and other volunteers in 2017 to welcome Syrian families fleeing their homes as refugees, into our community. Since then, they have helped settle many households into our borough, who have enriched our communities.  One nominator said: “I can't describe the support they gave us since we got to Britain. They were our brothers, our friends and family in our new country. They stood with us in all the hard situations and were the support for us in everything. My tongue cannot describe their dedication to us.”

 

Refugees Welcome Hounslow was also the overall winner of the evening, taking home the One Hounslow Spirit AwardYou can find put more about the One Hounslow Community Awards and all the other winners at https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/OneHounslow-Awards 

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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