2017 Calendar 

January 2017
Quiz Night: Friday 27 January: 7 pm for 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 - 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! The winner of the previous year's quiz sets the questions - so this year our quiz masters will be Peter Milligan and his team!

 

Youth Group: Sunday 29 January 4.30pm
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 2017

Sunday 5 February 10 am

Candlemass: Family Service

 

PCC Meeting: Monday 6 February 8 pm
Church Council meeting, in the Vicarage.

Book Group: Tuesday 7 February 8 pm
Our next book will be Rowan Williams Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life . We will meet on Tuesday 7 February 8 pm at the Vicarage. All are welcome to join the church book group, and if you'd like more information then please contact Shelagh Allsop
 shelagh.allsop@gmail.com

 

Sunday 12 February: Second Sunday Concert

Soprano Recital. The Second Sunday Concerts are free! The doors and cash bar open at 6.45pm and then the concert begins at 7pm. They usually last for about an hour.

 

Tuesday 28 February: Shrove Tuesday
Pancake Day!


March 2017

Wednesday 1 March: Ash Wednesday
10am: Eucharist with Ashing at St Mary's Convent
 

7.30pm: Eucharist with Ashing at church

Start of Lent Group
During Lent a Lent group will meet in the vicarage every Wednesday at 7.30pm.

Our Lent Appeal last year supported persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria. You can find out more at:

www.london.anglican.org/lentappeal

 

Sunday 26 March: Mothering Sunday
Family Service at 10 am with flower gifts presented to all mothers!

 

April 2017
Sunday 3 April: Passion Sunday
10.00 am Service.

Sunday 9 April: Palm Sunday
10.00 am Family Service with Procession

 

Monday 10 April: Annual Gathering 7.30 pm
This is the AGM of our Parish Council - but everyone is extremely welcome to attend and find out what is happening at St Paul's! The evening will include relections on the past year, reports and elections of new members as well as some food and drink.

 

Thursday 13 April: Maundy Thursday
8 pm Eucharist of the Last Supper. Followed by Silent Watch until midnight.

Friday 14 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 15 April: Easter Eve
12 noon Midday Prayers

Sunday 16 April: Easter Sunday
10 am: Festival Family Eucharist. Please bring bells to make a joyful noise!

Annual Gathering
AGM, 7.30pm in the church. This is an opportunity to celebrate our fellowship at St Paul's and review the past year. The evening will include reflections, drinks and reports and elections for the Church Council and churchwardens. Food will be served half way through!

May 2017

Tuesday 16 May: Book Group

8pm in the Vicarage. This month's book is The Monk Cardinal by Anthony Howard. It is a biography of Basil Hume who was a previous Catholic cardinal. All are welcome! Please contact Shelagh.Allsop@gmail.com for more details.

 

Sunday 14th May: Second Sunday Concert
Violinist John Kitchin and pianist David Snell will be performing works by Tartini, Schumann, Telemann and David Snell himself. Don’t forget, all our Second Sunday concerts are free, so come along and enjoy an evening of lovely music!
Doors open at 6.45pm so there is plenty of time to get refreshments from the bar before the concert begins at 7pm.

 

June 2017

Sunday 4 June: Pentecost Sunday
Family Eucharist Service at 10 am in church.

 

Sunday 11 June: Second Sunday Concert
Italian pianist, Simone Tivoni, returns for a solo performance. Some of us will remember the wonderful quartet in which he performed earlier this year. We’re thrilled to be enjoying his music once again. Don’t forget, all our Second Sunday concerts are free, so come along and enjoy an evening of lovely music!
Doors open at 6.45pm so there is plenty of time to get refreshments from the bar before the concert begins at 7pm.

 

Sunday 25 June: Comedy Night 7-10.30 pm
An evening of fabulous food, drink and a selection of top comedy acts - all in a marquee in our gorgeous garden! The perfect entertaiment for a summer evening. Tickets are £40, please contact 

Katie for more information on KatieBellParkin@yahoo.co.uk

 

July 2017
Sunday 9 July: Second Sunday Concert: String Quartet
IAll our Second Sunday concerts are free, so come along and enjoy an evening of lovely music! Doors open at 6.45pm so there is plenty of time to get refreshments from the bar before the concert begins at 7pm.

 

August 2017

 

September 2017

Sunday 10 September 7pm : Second Sunday Concert.
This month's concert is a tenor recital. All our Second Sunday concerts are free, so come along and enjoy an evening of lovely music! Doors open at 6.45pm so there is plenty of time to get refreshments from the bar before the concert begins at 7pm.

 

Monday 18 September: Book Group 8pm

8pm in the Vicarage. The book is Towards Mellbrake by Marie Elsa Bragg, the ordained daughter of Melvyn Bragg. All are welcome! Please contact Shelagh.Allsop@gmail.com for more details.

 

Saturday 30 September 10-3pm

St Paul's to St Paul's Walk. Please do join us for this scenic sponsored walk from our church to St Paul's Cathedral. The walk will be followed by tea and cakes in the Crypt Cafe and an opportunity to attend a service in the cathedral. 

 

October 2017

Sunday 29 October 10 am

Luther: 500 Years. A special celebration service to mark the 500th anniversay of the Reformation. The service will include Lutheran music and a talk by Simon Surtees and Isabal Jessop on the life and legacy of Martin Luther and how he changed the history of the church and indeed the world, forever. 

 

November 2017

Sunday 5 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.

 

December 2017

Date tbc: Sunday  December
Christmas Concert 6.30 pm. Doors and bar open 6 pm

Sunday 24 December: Christmas Eve
Family Carols at 4 pm and 11.30 pm service

Monday 25 December: Christmas Day
Family service with nativity at 10 am

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.

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 3LR

020 8987 0312

michaelc.riley@virgin.net

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