St Paul's is used for services, christenings, weddings, funerals, book groups, rehearsals, plays, meetings, school shows, concerts, Bible study courses, confirmation classes, private prayers and more! Read on to find out what our church can offer you!
Our main act of worship is on Sundays at 10am, when we welcome families and children. This is a Parish Communion following the
new Common Worship service. The Liturgy is sung in a modern setting especially composed for St Paul’s by Mike Dixon. After the service coffee is served at the back of the church giving people a
chance to meet and chat.
10.00am Parish Eucharist with Children's Church
7.00pm Evening Eucharist and Prayer. A short communion service, especially designed for those who have missed the Sunday Service.
10:00am Eucharist at St Mary's Convent
7:30pm Study groups in the Vicarage
6.45pm Meditation time
12 noon Eucharist
We sing during Communion every week and meet for a short practice session at 9:30am on Sundays. This is an informal group, no robes required and new members are most welcome! We also sometimes sing anthems on special occasions, and perform music of all kinds at the many St Paul's concerts! To find out more, please email our vicar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our organist is Franklyn Gellnick, who joined us in summer 2015!
On Thursdays, the meditation group meet in the church at 6.45 pm for about half an hour. We practice the tradition of meditation followed by World Community of Meditation which is ecumenical. A quiet celebration of communion often follows at 7.30 pm. We are often joined by members of other churches. All are welcome to attend either event or both.
A group meet at 7.30pm on Wednesday evenings for discussion and study. The studies usually occur in sessions and are advertised on the notice sheet at the beginning of each session.
St Paul's Book Group was formed by a group of Grove Park Christians who were interested in exploring spiritual texts. Membership is growing steadily and so far we have read A Practical Christianity by Jane Shaw,Visions of God by Karen Armstrong, Abiding by Ben Quash, The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin, The Shack by William Paul Young, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Silence and Honeycakes by Rowan Williams,The Problem of Pain by CS Lewis and Muhammad - A Biography of the Prophet by Karen Armstrong. Having had a very inspiring evening with Desmond Tutu's book No Future Without Forgiveness about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, we then read Looking Through The Cross by Grahame Tomlinson,The Lighthouse by Charlotte Rogan followed by Be Not Afraid by Samuel Wells.
All are welcome. If you would like to know more then please email Shelagh at email@example.com Look at the calendar on the What We Do page to see what our next book and meeting will be!
Baptism and Confirmation
All baptized Christians are welcome to receive communion or a blessing at our communion services. Infants are baptized by the vicar and adults usually receive baptism with confirmation. Normally children are confirmed before their first communion.
A christening can be part of our Sunday morning service, or we can arrange a special service. Please contact our vicar if you would like to discuss having your child christened at St Paul's at firstname.lastname@example.org
Confirmation is administered by the Bishop of Kensington either here with a small group at St Paul’s or at St Paul's Cathedral, with candidates from other parishes, or another church. Candidates are prepared by the Vicar in classes - usually in the evenings or at weekends. A special class is arranged for adults if required. If you would like to be confirmed, please speak to Michael.
St Paul's is a beautiful place to host this special day. You can put up a marquee in our gorgeous vicarage garden, and it is also possible to have have a smaller drinks reception in the church, or use the adjoining Isis rooms for a party. There are some pictures of the garden on the Who We Are page. If you are interested in using St Paul's for your special day, please contact Rev'd Michael Riley at email@example.com
Below are some photos from the wedding of Celia Surtees and Christopher Charlwood; which was held at St Paul's
in the summer of 2015. As you can see, they had their reception in a large marquee in the garden and were fortunate to have lovely weather too!
We are always happy for the church to be used for funerals and memorial services, and to talk with people as they face life's challenges. The ministry of prayer and laying on of hands, anointng and sacramental condession are always available. If you are interested in using St Paul's for either of these occasions, please contact Rev'd Michael Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev'd Michael Riley
St Paul's Church
64 Grove Park Road
London W4 3LR
020 8987 0312
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