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 creche for children
6.45pm Meditation time
10:00am Eucharist at St Mary's Convent
7:30pm Study groups in the Vicarage
12 noon Eucharist
A christening can be part of our Sunday morning service, or we can arrange a special service. You are very welcome to use our lovely vicarage garden or the Isis
rooms which adjoin the church for a party following your child's christening! Please contact our vicar if you would like to discuss having your child christened at St Paul's at firstname.lastname@example.org
The pictures below are from the recent christenings
of Billy Adams and Hugo Bryant.
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 more pictures of the garden on the Who We Are page. The photo above is of the wedding of Jane and Peter Valentin in June 2017, with their gorgeous daughters and bridesmaids Rosie and Florence! 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 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
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 the books we have read include 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 and then Towards Mellbrake by Marie Elsa Bragg, the ordained daughter of Melvyn Bragg. In Autumn 2017 we all read different books about Luther to celebrate 500 years since the Reformation, which led to a very lively and interesting discussion!
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!
Play & Stay
Little ones and their parents or carers are welcome at our Play and Stay sessions, which are in the Isis Rooms every Thursday, from 9:30-11:30am. A great way to meet up with other families and to enjoy playing with toys and reading books with your child! For more information, please contact Shelagh on firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Paul's runs a flourishing and fun Youth Group! Everyone from ages 11-17 is most welcome to join us in the vicarage between 4.30-6pm, on the last Sunday of every month. The Youth Group comprises a mixture of activities such as 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 about St Paul's Youth Group,
then please contact Bea Vickers on 07766 491716 or email@example.com
All are welcome at the St Paul's Tea Club which is on the first Thursday of every month, from 3-5pm. Pop in for a cuppa and a chat and you may make some new friends or catch up with your neighbours! If the weather is nice then we will meet in the lovely church garden!
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. Normally children are confirmed before their first communion. All Christians are welcome to receive communion or a blessing at our communion services.
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 also always available. If you are interested in using St Paul's for 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 3SB
020 8987 0312
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