Welcome to St Paul's Church Grove Park, Chiswick
St Paul's is open for services at 10 am and 6pm on Sundays, and we would be delighted if you came to worship with us in this church which 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.
We are excited to announce that we are now livestreaming all of our Sunday morning Eucharist services on YouTube. The services go live in real time at 10am on Sunday mornings but can also be watched afterwards. We hope that this will be especially helpful for those members of the congregation who cannot attend church in person because of the coronavirus pandemic. To watch, either search on YouTube for St Paul's Grove Park W4, use this link or click on the arrow below!
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.
AUTUMN AND WINTER AT ST PAUL'S
We would love to welcome you at St Paul's this autumn! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com to join the group.
You can read anthologies of the poems on the What We Do page.
We are wondering whether there are other Zoom groups we could run that would be beneficial to our community and if you have any thoughts on this, please contact Simon on 020 8994 7391 firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL SAINTS DAY 1 NOVEMBER 10AM
MUSIC FOR AN AUTUMN EVENING
SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER 5PM
Something to really lift the spirits! Music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns and more, performed by Ben and Bea Chappell and Mike Reed. Recommended donation of £15 or more per ticket (which includes a complimentary glass of wine!) in aid of the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund. The concert will be Covid secure and places will be limited. To reserve your seats and for payment details, please email email@example.com. Gatherings are allowed at places of worship as long as there is no mixing of households and social distancing guidelines are followed. If a national circuit breaker is announced then the evening will be cancelled and all monies reimbursed.
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY SERVICE 8 NOVEMBER 10AM
Eucharist, with an act of Remembrance at 11am
PCC MEETING 9 NOVEMBER 8PM
This meeting will probably be on Zoom, details tbc.
ALL SOULS EVENSONG SERVICE 15 NOVEMBER 6PM
With music from the choir
ADVENT GROUP BEGINS FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER
Details to follow shortly
CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER 10AM
ADVENT SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER 10AM
GOSPEL READING SUNDAY 6 DECEMBER 5-6:30pm
To celebrate the coming of Advent, Simon Surtees will read aloud 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.
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 as our plans develop!
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.
Tom gives piano lessons locally, and can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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