Welcome to St Paul's Church Grove Park, Chiswick

Now that we are in lockdown, in line with government rules, St Paul's is now closed for services, although it is still open for private worship. 

We are livestreaming and zooming our services at 10 am on Sundays, and we would be delighted if you joined us. St Paul's has been used for Christian worship since 1872. Christians of all denominations are welcome here, as are those searching for God and indeed the simply curious. 

St Paul's Online

Many of our congregation are finding that the online services have a special resonance and value in these difficult times. 

 

"Thank you all beyond measure for yesterday evening's service of joyful thanksgiving and remembering. Very special indeed! It was lovely sharing our own family memories with the memories of our St Paul's Family too. Thank you all more than words can say. With love from us both,  Peter and Katherine"

 

"Thank you so much for creating such a moving service. We have worshipped in St Paul’s for more than fifty years. As the names are read, some old faces spring to mind, other names are clearly relatives of our living community now. I can honestly say though that I have never experienced such an uplifting service. The quietness of the church gave the liturgy a greater resonance. The music too was superb. Please send our thanks to Tom and his wonderful soloist."

 

All of our Sunday morning Eucharist services are livestreamed on YouTube. The services go live in real time at 10am on Sunday mornings but can also be watched afterwards. To watch, either search on YouTube for St Paul's Grove Park W4, use this link or click on the arrow below!

 

Alternatively, if you would like to join us for a social session before the service on Zoom, then please contact ceciliathwaites@gmail.com or cassandra.barker@hotmail.com and they will send you the zoom invite. Please note that the link will be the same for all services, so once you have it, you can use it each week.

 

Michael's sermon every week is published on this website which you can find by scrolling to the very end of the What We Do page.

Below is a letter from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, which you can download. They pray that Christ’s love will comfort us, and lead our nation and our world through this terrible pandemic, and call for Christians everywhere to be calm, compassionate and courageous. 

A Letter to the Nation November 2020
Letter to the Nation Nov 2020.pdf
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WINTER AT ST PAUL'S 

We would love to welcome you at St Paul's this winter! If you can't find something here that appeals to you but would like the church to be a part of your life, then please do contact our vicar, Michael Riley on 020 8994 4387 or michaelc.riley@virgin.net and he will try to find a way to help; whether it is a home visit, a private service or a regular phone call. 

 

POETRY AND OTHER FORTHCOMING EVENTS

St Paul's runs a popular poetry group over Zoom every Thursday at 11 am. Entitled New Horizons, the group was started during lockdown, and is always an inspiring and thought-provoking hour. You can choose a poem to read, or you can just listen to other people's choices. Contact Sue Hearn on 020 8995 2666 susan.hearn@btinternet.com to join the group. ​

You can read anthologies of the poems on the What We Do page.

ALL SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY ON YOUTUBE
PLEASE SEE ABOVE FOR ACCESS DETAILS

 

ADVENT GROUP FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 

This group is held on Zoom, at 10am. Please contact cassandra.barker@hotmail.com and she will send you a link. 

 

ADVENT GROUP FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER 

This group is held on Zoom, at 10am. Please contact cassandra.barker@hotmail.com and she will send you a link. 

 

ADVENT SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER 10AM

Eucharist Service to mark the start of the church year when we also admit our churchwardens to office.

 

ADVENT GROUP FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER 

This group is held on Zoom, at 10am. Please contact cassandra.barker@hotmail.com and she will send you a link. 

 

SUNDAY 6 DECEMBER 10AM

Eucharist Service

 

A READING OF ST MARK'S GOSPEL
SUNDAY 6 DECEMBER 5-6:30pm

To celebrate the coming of Advent, Simon Surtees will read aloud the sixteen chapters of the Gospel of St Mark. It will take about an hour and a half, and should be an enthralling and moving experience. Mark's gospel relates the ministry, death, and resurrection of Christ in a fast-moving account that often focuses on Jesus's powerful deeds. Mark’s role is primarily that of reporter, filled with awe at the marvellous events and eager to transmit the gospel to his listeners. Mark is a natural dramatist, and miracles abound as winds are stilled, a blind man regains his sight, and a handful of loaves and fishes feeds a legion.

 

ADVENT GROUP FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER  

This group is held on Zoom, at 10am. Please contact cassandra.barker@hotmail.com and she will send you a link.

 

SUNDAY 13 DECEMBER 10AM

Eucharist Service

 

ADVENT GROUP FRIDAY 18 DECEMBER 

This group is held on Zoom, at 10am. Please contact cassandra.barker@hotmail.com and she will send you a link. 

 

SUNDAY 20 DECEMBER 10AM

Eucharist Service

 

ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY: A CHRISTMAS SERVICE
SUNDAY 20 DECEMBER 6PM

This service will include music from our organist Tom Torley and other St Paul's musicians together with readings and prayers.

 

CHRISTMAS AT ST PAUL'S

We want to spread the festive joy to as many as possible over the Christmas period. Of course we will ensure that any live services fully adhere to the current government covid rules. We are currently experimenting with Zoom and livestreaming to ensure that everyone can be part of our autumn, advent and Christmas worship, as well as investigating ticket booking options for our most popular services. More details to follow very shortly.

MUSIC AT ST PAUL'S

A warm welcome to our new organist, Tom Torley. Tom joins us as a graduate from the Royal College of Music, where he was awarded a scholarship to study both piano and tuba. Congregational singing is not currently allowed in churches, although our choir can sing in a small group and Tom has given us an uplifting variety of classical music during our services on both the organ and our grand piano, which has allowed us to once again benefit from the spiritual solace that wonderful music can bring. Do come along to hear him play! He is often joined round the piano by his other musical friends which is a treat and a joy for all of us in these difficult times. 

COVID-SECURE

All necessary precautions have been taken to make the church Covid secure. Hand gel is available, seating is 2m apart, and disposable service sheets are provided. Please note that masks must be worn. The morning service is a Eucharist service and the Diocese have permitted the taking of communion bread but not the wine. The choir are currently allowed to sing in a small group, and there will be plenty of music, but no congregational singing. Of course, taking part in any section of the service (inluding Communion) remains an entirely personal decision for each individual and all are welcome to jon in in whatever way they feel safe and comfortable with. We are not taking collections in church at present, so if you would like to donate then you can find out how below.
Thank you very much!

Donations to St Paul's 2020.pdf
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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.

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