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.
SPRING AT ST PAUL'S
We very much hope that the church will be able to help you through these difficult times. St Paul's will be open all day, although we have now suspended all of our public services, including those held midweek. Please do contact Michael if you would like to arrange a specific time with him for private worship or spiritual guidance. The 10am Sunday Service will be broadcast from the vicarage on Zoom. The link will be the same every week and you can get this from email@example.com
The decision to suspend all public services will be reviewed on Monday 1 February
CALENDAR OF SERVICES
Sun 31 Jan 10am: Zoom service from the vicarage
Sun 7 Feb 10am: CANDLEMAS Service in church tbc
Sun 14 Feb 10am: Zoom service from the vicarage
Wed 17 Feb 10am: ASH WEDNESDAY Service in church tbc
Sun 21 Feb 10am: Service in church tbc
Sun 28 Feb 10am: Zoom service from the vicarage
Sun 7 Mar 10am: Service in church tbc
Sun 14 Mar 10am: MOTHERING SUNDAY Zoom service from the vicarage
Sun 21 Mar 10am: Service in church tbc
Sun 28 Mar 10am: PALM SUNDAY Zoom service from the vicarage
Mon 29 Mar 10am: HOLY WEEK Service in church tbc
Tue 30 Mar 10am: HOLY WEEK Service in church tbc
Wed 31 Mar 10am: HOLY WEEK Service in church tbc
Thur 1 Apr 10am: MAUNDY THURSDAY Service in church tbc
Fri 2 Apr 10am: GOOD FRIDAY Service in church tbc
Sun 4 Apr 10am: EASTER DAY Service in church tbc
The church is always open for private prayer and worship. If you would like to attend the Zoom services, the link will be the same every week and you can get this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to talk, our vicar Michael Riley is
on 020 8994 4387 or email@example.com Please do get in touch and he will try to find a way to help.
A REFLECTION FOR 2021
The new Archbishop of York, the Most Reverend Stephen Cottrell, recently gave this New Year Address.
"My English teacher at school seemed to have eyes at the back of her head. She always saw what I was up to. Every new year I acquire the same skill. I look backwards as well as forwards. I remember what has gone, as well as looking forward to what will be.
This time, more than most, I look back with sadness at the hurts and challenges of 2020, but with great hope that 2021 might be different. And I do it with the God who, in Jesus Christ, gives light to those who dwell in darkness, even those who dwell in the shadow of death. God's eyes and heart behold the hopes and fears of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Christ is always the light in the darkness. In him we make sense of our place in the journey of the passing years. Jesus Christ holds out to us a lantern, lighting our path through whatever lies ahead."
HELP FOR REFUGEES
The lockdown has made it hard for all of us, but especially the very poorest in our society. 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. Rachel Tanner recently spoke in church about the work of the St Paul's Refugee Fund, and how you can help. You can read her talk by downloading the pdf below. And if you would like to donate to the fund financially, those details are also here.
We have started our Zoom Saturday socials again; a good way to connect with others during lockdown. This time around they are
fortnightly on every other Saturday (beginning on 10 January) at 5.30pm. They will be less lecture / recital than before (though any offers still welcome!) and more chat, albeit with some structure -
e.g. one of us sharing and talking about a favourite piece of music, work of art etc. Bring a cup of tea, glass of wine or both!
If you'd like the Zoom password and information about what's coming up, then contact Sue Hearn on 020 8995 2666 firstname.lastname@example.org
St Paul's runs a popular poetry group over Zoom every Thursday at 11am. Contact Sue Hearn on 020 8995 2666 email@example.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.
You can donate to St Paul's by using the form below. Thank you very much!
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.