Events at St Paul's
St Paul's is a vibrant part of the Chiswick community and we are lucky enough to have a large group of musicians both professional and amateur, as well as lots of volunteers who enjoy coming together to sing, play, entertain, fundraise and have fun! To receive a short weekly newsletter with information about our forthcoming events, please contact ceciliathwaites@gmail.com

2021 Calendar 

January 2021

 

February 2021

 

March 2021

Sun 14 Mar 10am MOTHERING SUNDAY

10 am Eucharist

Sun 21 Mar 
10 am Eucharist

Sun 28 Mar PALM SUNDAY
10 am Eucharist

Tue 30 Mar HOLY WEEK
7:30pm Eucharist with Reflection

Wed 31 Mar HOLY WEEK
7:30pm Eucharist with Reflection

 

April 2021

Thur 1 Apr MAUNDY THURSDAY 
Eucharist of the Last Supper at 7:30pm followed by a Silent Watch until midnight

Fri 2 Apr GOOD FRIDAY
11am Children's time in the Isis Rooms (next to the church)
12 noon Family Service (40 mins) in church

1pm Stations of the Cross

2pm Liturgy with Veneration and Communion

Sat 3 Apr EASTER EVE

12 noon Midday Prayers

Sat 3 Apr ZOOM CONCERT 5:30pm

A concert by the Chappells and Mike - see above!

Sun 4 Apr 10am EASTER DAY
10 am Festival Family Eucharist
Please bring bells to make a joyful noise!

Sun 11 April 10am
10 am Eucharist

Easter Mondy 5 April
6:45pm Meditation

7:30pm Service

Easter Tuesday 6 April 
10 am Eucharist

Tuesday 13 April 5pm
Parish AGM on Zoom, all welcome

Easter Wednesday 7 April 
10 am Eucharist at St Mary's Convent

Easter Friday 8 April 
12 Noon Eucharist 

  

May 2021

 

Monday 3 May 6:45pm and 7:30pm

Meditation Group followed by a Communion Service 

Friday 7 May12 noon

Eucharist Service

Sun 9 May 10am

Parish Eucharist 
Monday 10 May 6:45pm and 7:30pm

Meditation Group followed by a Communion Service 

Friday 14 May 12 noon

Eucharist Service

Sun 16 May 10am

Parish Eucharist 
Monday 17 May 6:45pm and 7:30pm

Meditation Group followed by a Communion Service 

Friday 21 May 12 noon

Eucharist Service

Sun 23 May 10am

Pentecost Eucharist

Sunday 23 May 12 noon

Pentecost Picnic 
Monday 24 May 6:45pm and 7:30pm

Meditation Group followed by a Communion Service 

Friday 28 May 12 noon

Eucharist Service

 

June 2021

 

July 2021

 

August 2021

 

September 2021

Sunday tbc September 10am: HARVEST THANKSGIVNG

 

October 2021

 

November 2021

 

Sunday 14 November 10am

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY SERVICE 

 

December 2021

 

Friday 24 December 

CHRISTMAS EVE


Saturday 25 December 
CHRISTMAS DAY

 

Sunday 26 December
ST STEPHEN'S DAY

 

Previous Events

Above you can see pictures from concerts, the St Michael's Players 2019 production of Salad Days, our Royal Garden Party and our St Paul's to St Paul's walk which raised over £2,500 in sponsorship money for our church. Some of our regular events include the Quiz Night in January and a Christmas Concert in December. Below is more information about 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!

Rock in a Hard Place is an exhuberant musical wtitten by Mike Reed and John Theakston, about the life of St Paul. It was premiered at St Paul's Church in 2015, and you can watch some short excerts from that event by clicking on the links below.

 

https://vimeo.com/525075311/8a65adbaff

 

https://vimeo.com/525125978/4e616653a7

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 2015 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! There are also links to some live footage from the event above, under the Rock in a Hard Place poster.
  • 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 were a very popular series of concerts, which took place on the second Sunday of every month - hence the name! They were always in the church, which has excellent acoustics for live music, and are completely free! Concerts included one featuring four cellists from The London Mozart Players, who gave us a truly wonderful variety of gorgeous and spirited music and we've also been treated to classical guitar, trumpet, violin and piano as well as concerts featuring singing and jazz. If you would like to be on an email list to receive news of any 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 was a much-loved community event when we welcomed over 500 people into the gardens every November for a marvellous display of fireworks and our famous collosal bonfire! Over the years it has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity, but due to an increase in numbers in recent years, we no longer feel we can stage the event in its current form. So, we are having a break while we consider other options. Huge thanks to everyone who has come along, supported us, helped out and generally made this such a popular evening!

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 8994 4387

michaelc.riley@virgin.net

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