2019 Calendar 

January 2019

Sunday 6 January Epiphany Sunday

Family Service at 10am with processional carol We Three Kings as we celebrate the arrival of the Magi at the stable. 

 

Friday 25 January: Quiz Night. 7 pm for a 7.30 start

Come along and join us for our annual quiz night! Tickets are £10.00. You can either make up a team of 8 by booking a table or if you would like to come alone, Michael will put you onto a table with others. Each table leader will arrange with their team to bring a shepherds pie (or other hot dish) for the team to share - plus salad if you wish. St Paul's will provide fruit, biscuits and cheese. Cutlery and crockery are also supplied. There will be a cash bar. Booking is essential so please contact Michael (020) 8987 0312 or  michaelc.riley@virgin.net if you would like to join us for what is always a very jolly evening!  

 

Sunday 27th January 4.30pm: Youth Group
Everyone from ages 11-17 is most welcome to join us in the vicarage between 4.30-6pm. The Youth Group comprises a mixture of activities such as sport, baking, table tennis, snooker and some discussion of philosophical or religious ideas where doubts are welcomed and questions encouraged! We want to provide a safe and non-judgemental space for young people to explore what they really believe and what they think about God and the church. If you'd like to find out more then please contact Bea Vickers on 07766 491716 or bea.vickers@btinternet.com

 

February 2019

Sunday 3rd February 10am

Candlemass Service
A family service with eucharist at 10am to celebrate Candlemass.

 

Sunday 2 February  4pm

Children's Church

We would like to welcome families to join us in a celebration of Candlemass. These special sessions are always loads of fun with lots of craft and messy play! This will be an interactive service and children of all ages are invited together with accompanying adults. If you would like more information about this service, which is a new venture for our church, then  please email Shelagh at shelagh.allsop@gmail.com  

 

Thursday 7 February 3-5pm

St Paul's Tea Club

Please do join us for this new initiative, which aims to bring everyone in our local community together, particularly those who are in need of some company! Come along for tea, cake and a chat in the Community Hall (which adjoins the church) any time from 3-5 pm, and get to know your neighbours! We look forward to seeing you!

Sunday

 

Sunday 24th February 4.30pm: Youth Group
Everyone from ages 11-17 is most welcome to join us in the vicarage between 4.30-6pm. The Youth Group comprises a mixture of activities such as sport, baking, table tennis, snooker and some discussion of philosophical or religious ideas where doubts are welcomed and questions encouraged! We want to provide a safe and non-judgemental space for young people to explore what they really believe and what they think about God and the church. If you'd like to find out more then please contact Bea Vickers on 07766 491716 or bea.vickers@btinternet.com

 

Sunday 24th February 6pm    
Choral Evensong

Directed by our organist Patryk Korczak and sung by our choir, with friends from the choir of St Michael’s church in Elmwood Road. We are performing some beautiful music, including Buckner's Locus IstePreces and Reponses by Hannah Parry, Stanford's Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis and Elgar's wonderful anthem Ave Verum.  There will also be some popular hymns for the congregation, indluding The Day Thou Gavest Lord is Ended and Faithful Vigil Ended. Please do join us!

 

March 2019

Sunday 3 March 4pm: Children's Church

All children and accompanying adults are welcome to join us for an interactive service, of music, stories, experiments, crafts, refreshments and fun!.If you would like more information about our Children's Church services then please email Shelagh at shelagh.allsop@gmail.com  

 

Tuesday 5 March: Shrove Tuesday

Pancake Day!

 

Wednesday 6 March: Ash Wednesday
10am: Eucharist with Ashing at St Mary's Convent
 

7.30pm: Eucharist with Ashing at church

 

Thursday 7 March 3-5pm

St Paul's Tea Club

Please do join us for this new initiative, which aims to bring everyone in our local community together, particularly those who are in need of some company! Come along for tea, cake and a chat in the Community Hall (which adjoins the church) any time from 3-5 pm, and get to know your neighbours! 

 

Tuesday 12 March 8pm: Book Group

All are welcome at our book group, which takes place at 8pm in the vicarage. Our book is The Merciful Humilty of God by Jan WIlliams; a reflective Lent book and a trusted guide for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of God's humility.For more information about the book club, please email Shelagh at shelagh.allsop@gmail.com  

 

Friday 15 March 10:30am
Start of Lent Group

During Lent a Lent group will meet in church every Friday at 10:30am. This is an opportunity to reflect on Christian faith and discipleship  with a course written by Bishop Nick Baines:

Daring to See God Now. The group starts on Friday 15th March. There will be communion at 12 noon for those who would  like to stay.

 

Friday 22 March 7:30pm

St Paul's Quartet

Bea and Ben Chappell  and their friends will be playing music by Borodin, and Beethoven Opus 132. There will also be an interval talk by William Ludwig. Tickets £5 on the door. 

 

Saturday 23rd March 7.30pm
Hounslow Symphony Orchestra Concert

Sibelius: Finlandia
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite 1
Ravel: Pavane
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No 3 (Organ Symphony)
Organist: Domenico Gioffré
Tickets £12.10/£8.80/£4 (includes booking fee) in advance or £14/£10/£4 on the door. To book please visit https://www.wegottickets.com/event/457200 or for more information go to www.hounslow-symphony.org.uk

 

Sunday 31 March: Mothering Sunday
Eucharist with Baptism at 10 am with flower gifts presented to all mothers!

 

Sunday 31 March: 4.30 - 6pm: Youth Group
Everyone from ages 11-17 is most welcome to join us in the vicarage between 4.30-6pm. The Youth Group comprises a mixture of activities such as sport, baking, table tennis, snooker and some discussion of philosophical or religious ideas where doubts are welcomed and questions encouraged! We want to provide a safe and non-judgemental space for young people to explore what they really believe and what they think about God and the church. If you'd like to find out more then please contact Bea Vickers on 07766 491716 or bea.vickers@btinternet.com

 

April 2019

Sunday 7 April: Passion Sunday
10.00 am Parish Eucharist
This service will focus on the refugee work in the borough and their will be a retiring collection for the Hounslow Refugees.

 

1:00 pm: Refugee Welcome Soup Lunch
We hope you can join us for this soup lunch, which is in aid of the Hounslow refugees. We will be joined by some of the refugee families from our borough.

 

Monday 8 April 7:30pm
Annual Gathering

An opportunity to celebrate our fellowship at St Paul’s and review the past year. This evening will include reflections, drinks, reports and elections for church wardens and the Church Council.

 

Sunday 14 April: Palm Sunday
10.00 am Family Service with Palm Procession and Passion Drama

 

Monday 15 April 7:30pm
Eucharist wih Meditation

 

Tuesday 16 April 10:00am
Eucharist wih Meditation

 

Wednesday 17 April 7:30pm

Eucharist wih Address at St Mary's Convent

 

Thursday 18 April: Maundy Thursday
7:30 pm Sung Eucharist of the Last Supper.
Followed by Silent Watch until midnight.

Friday 19 April: Good Friday
11 am Craft, games and hot cross buns for children and families in the Vicarage and garden

12 noon Family Service

1 pm Stations of the Cross

2 pm Liturgy with Veneration of the Cross and Communion

Saturday 20 April: Holy Saturday
12 noon Midday Prayers

 

Sunday 21 April: Easter Sunday
10 am: Festival Family Eucharist. Please bring bells to make a joyful noise!

 

Sunday 28 April: 4.30 - 6pm: Youth Group
Everyone from ages 11-17 is most welcome to join us in the vicarage between 4.30-6pm. The Youth Group comprises a mixture of activities such as sport, baking, table tennis, snooker and some discussion of philosophical or religious ideas where doubts are welcomed and questions encouraged! We want to provide a safe and non-judgemental space for young people to explore what they really believe and what they think about God and the church. If you'd like to find out more then please contact Bea Vickers on 07766 491716 or bea.vickers@btinternet.com

 

May 2019
Thursday 16 May 7pm: Jonathan AItken Talk and Q&A
FROM POWER TO PRISON TO PEACE

We hope you can join us for this free talk by former MP and Cabinet Minister Jonathan Aitken. He will discuss his life, including his time as an MP, going to prison and how he came to Christian faith. He was ordained last June at St Paul’s Cathedral by the Bishop of London and now combines being a curate at St Matthew’s Westminster with being a chaplain at HMP Pentonville. Jonathan is the author of seventeen books including award-winning biographies of John Newton (the author of Amazing Grace),  Richard Nixon and Margaret Thatcher.  He is also a well-known broadcaster and columnist for the Times and other newspapers.
The talk will be folloed by a Q&A session, chaired by Torin Douglas. The bar will open for refreshments at 6:30pm.

 

June 2019

Sunday 9 June: Pentecost Sunday
Family Eucharist Service at 10 am in church.

 

Monday 10 June 8pm: Book Group

All are welcome at our book group, which takes place at 8pm in the vicarage. Our book is The Greening by Margaret Coles, a novel which featres the mystic Juliun of Norwich who we have encountered before in the Book Group!.For more information about the book club, please email Shelagh at shelagh.allsop@gmail.com  

 

Tuesday 25 June to Saturday 29th June: Salad Days

The St Michael's Players return to St Pauls to perform this fabulously frothy 50's classic in the beautiful surroundings of the church garden. There will be BBQ food and a bar and this is a show that all the family can enjoy with tuneful songs, a magical piano and even a flying saucer!

 

July 2019

  

August 2019

 

September 2019

Sunday tbc September 10am
Harvest Festival

A family celebration. Donations of non-perishable goods are extremely welcome, and will be donated to the Upper Room project in Shepherd's Bush, which helps the homeless.

 

October 2019

 

November 2019

Sunday tbc November: Fireworks Party 5.30pm

Our very popular annual Fireworks event - food and soft drinks are included in the ticket price. Doors open 5.30 pm.

 

Sunday 9 November Service of Remembrance 10 am

A service to honour those who have sacrificed and served, with an act of Remembrance at 11 am.

 

December 2018

Saturday tbc December in the afternoon

Christmas Fair 

Lots of opportunities to buy Christmas presents at this fabulous festive event in the churchwhich will have a multitude of different stalls, delicious food and drink as well as activities for children including Santa himself! If you would like to find out more or be involved with helping at this event, please contact Alice Jackson at isisroomsw4@gmail.com 

 

Sunday 15 December

A Hollywood Christmas!

A fabulously festive concert with all the glamour and style of the movies! Favourites are certain to include White Christmas, Walking in the Air, Let it Snow, and the theme from Polar Express - watch this space for more details to come!

Tuesday 24 December: Christmas Eve

Family Carols at 4 pm and 11.30 pm service

Wednesday 25 December: Christmas Day
Family service with Nativity at 10 am

 

2020

Something to look out in 2020 is a return to St Paul's of Rock in a Hard Place - the new musical taking us through the life of St Paul. It has a witty and original script by John Theakston and music composed by Michael Reed. A matinee and evening performance are planned on Sunday 8 March 2020.

Special Events

Events are a major part of what we do at St Paul's, enabling us to come together as a community, have a lot of fun and do some fundraising too! Above you can see pictures from last year's firework party and also our St Paul's to St Paul's walk in October 2014, which raised over £2,500 in sponsorship money for our church. Some of our regular events include the Quiz Night in January, a Fireworks Party in November, and a Christmas Concert in December. Below are posters featuring some of our past events and at the bottom of the page you can look at galleries of photographs.

I Knew A SImple Soldier Boy brought to St Paul's the voices and music of those who participated in and lived through the Great War in two extraordinarily moving and powerful performances. Written by John Theakston and drawing on the personal reminiscences of ordinary people and contemporary soldiers' songs and music; the concert on 11 November 2018 exactly 100 years after the Armistice featured a choir of 55 adults, a children's choir of 35 from the Unicorn school in Kew and a professional orchestra of 15 players under the direction of West End musical director Michael Reed. Simon Shepherd narrated the performance, and we were also lucky enough to have Andee-Louise Hypolite, Michael George, Bogdan Kominowski, Rebecca Gresson and Bernd Steixner as our professional guest soloists. The fabulous theatrical lighting was by Andrew Voller Lighting Design Ltd and the superb sound by Simon Walter. Thanks so much Andy and SImon - we massively appreciate all your hard work! Below are a few photos of the event - many are from the dress rehearsal rather than the event itself!

Photo Galleries of Events

  • Rock in a Hard Place is a brand new musical taking us through the life of St Paul. It has a witty and original script by John Theakston and music composed by Michael Reed and received its world premiere at St Paul's Church on Sunday 7 June at 7 pm. The cast included Bogdan Kominowski (who played Jesus in the original production of Jesus Christ Superstar), professional actors Danny Hill and performers Patrick Clancy and Keel Watson. The part of the narrator was sung by local opera singer Rebecca Gresson. You can get a flavour of the show below!
  • In 2014 we commemorated the start of WW1 with our concert I Knew A Simple Soldier Boy. The event was sold out, and was a moving and marvellous occasion. Go to the website below to view our tribute.
  • To see some pictures of the last GroveSTOCK Music Festival - which was GroveSTOCK2013 - have a look below!This featured an amazing line up of bands both local and professional and a fantastic day was had by all!
  • Our May 2013 concert entitled Rejoice was a veritable extravaganza of brass, gospel and rock! It featured performances from The Chiswick Rock Choir, Mad About Gospel, our own St Paul's Choir and Quintessent Brass playing with local tuba supremo Kevin Morgan. You can look at some photos of the evening at:
  • One of our most successful concerts ever was to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The concert was a sell-out occasion and we all enjoyed this rousing and jubliant event on a beautiful May evening.
  • Over 40 children were involved in our performance of The Carnival of the Animals - with some amazing costumes as well as lots of singing and dancing! We also performed a new Michael Reed arrangement of The Daniel Jazz and Peter and the Wolf - a fabulous menagerie of music!

Second Sunday Concerts

The Second Sunday Concerts are a very popular series of concerts, which take place on the second Sunday of every month - hence the name! They are always in the church, which has excellent acoustics for live music, and are completely free! The bar opens at the back of the church at 6.45pm and then the concerts start at 7pm. Our recent concerts have included one which featured four cellists from The London Mozart Players, who gave us a truly wonderful variety of gorgeous and spirited music. We've also been treated to classical guitar, trumpet, violin and piano as well as concerts featuring singing and jazz. The concerts last for about an hour - there's no need to book ticksts, just come along! If you would like to be on an email list to receive news of forthcoming Second Sunday Concerts then please email Ben Chappell at benchappell@aol.com with Concerts in the subject line.

GroveSTOCK

GroveSTOCK is a fabulous summer music festival that takes place in the gardens and church! It is a charity event created by the residents of Grove Park to bring great music and some summer fun to the streets of Chiswick. There have been seven GroveSTOCKs to date, and over the years we've enjoyed music from an incredible array of musicians - both professional and amateur. The festival sometimes includes a kids talent competition - GroveFACTOR, and loads of different fun activities; plus a BBQ, bar and fireworks to finish! It is a non-profit making event, and all proceeds are donated to the charitable funds run by the church. We don't run GroveSTOCK every year as some years we put on summer concerts and events like our Olympic Ceilidh instead. See the photo galleries above for some more GroveSTOCK pictures!

Fireworks Party

Our Fireworks Party is a much-loved community event in Chiswick, when we welcome over 500 people into the gardens every November for a marvellous display of fireworks and our famous collosal bonfire! The ticket price includes a hot dog or burger followed by fairy cakes and brownies and a soft drink, so it's a great value event which is ideal for families! We are currently looking for more people to join the fireworks team so if you're a Grove Park resident who would like to get involved in this popular event which is great fun and a good way to make lots of friends in your local community; then please email Jenny at jennyhpowell@gmail.com

St Paul's Christmas Concert 

As well as the Advent and Christmas services that mark this special time of year; we always have a Christmas Concert - which is usually on the Sunday before Christmas Day. It features an eclectic mix of music and a variety of performances from many local musicians. Over the years we've enjoyed music from Mad About Gospel, The Swingle Bells Jazz Trio, Festive Folk and Ben and Bea Chappell. We've also been treated to some guest solos from stars of the West End shows. Our children's choir are always an important ingredient in the festive mix! At our 2015 concert, photographer Sirli Raitma took some super photos which really capture the jouous feel of the occasion and you can see those at https://www.flickr.com/gp/sirliraitma/x1PH15

Rev'd Michael Riley
St Paul's Church

64 Grove Park Road

Chiswick

London W4 3SB

020 8987 0312

michaelc.riley@virgin.net

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