Volunteering is a vital part of what makes us who we are at St Paul's. Much ot the work we do is not directly connected to our Christian mission and we have many active volunteers who like to play their part in the local community, but who are not necessarily interested in coming along to church services! If that sounds like you, and you'd like to help out then please get in touch! You can do as much or as little as you feel able!
St Paul's Church is a vibrant part of the Grove Park community and as such is used for many different things! Have a look on the What We Do page to find the times of our church services . We also have regular concerts in the space which has wonderful acoustics and can easily seat around 300 people. As well as our organ, we have a superb grand piano in the church which can be booked for recitals. We have recently upgraded the lighting system in the church and our new multi-spot system has many different settings which can be adjusted to suit your needs. We also now have a high quality Bose sound system in place with speakers throughout the church. St Paul's is used for lunches, study groups, quiz nights, coffee mornings, school visits, community meetings and more! Please talk to our vicar email@example.com if you would like to book the church for a concert or other event.
Our Community Hall
The St Paul's Community Hall (also known as the Isis rooms) adjoins the church and can be accessed through the church and also from two separate outside doors. (The upstairs Isis Rooms are currently rented by a local business.) The Community Hall has recently been fully decorated and is a lovely light bright space. The floor is wooden, and there are plenty of tables and chairs. There is a serving hatch through to the hall from the kitchen, which is well equipped with a sink, oven, hob and microwave.
The St Paul's Community Hall can be booked for any local group or meeting and the current programme really does have something for everyone, from yoga to life drawing plus lots of different excercise classes including Pilates. There is also a regular Tea Club - which is a drop-in event, and a good chance to get to know your neighbours and make some new friends!
If you are a local parent with small children then the Stay and Play groups may well be for you; they are the perfect way to meet other families in the area! These are friendly sessions for babies, crawlers, cruisers and pre-schoolers. No need to book, just come along! Have a look at the timetable above for the session days. There is a voluntary charge of £3 per session, per family. There's lots of fun to be had, inside and out as you can see in the pictures below!
The Community Hall is also available for booking for parties on Saturdays and Sunday afternoons and is a very popular venue for birthdays and other celebrations! It leads out into a private and completely enclosed garden which contains benches and some children's play equipment making it a superb venue for a fabulous family function!
If you would like to book the Community Hall or just to have a look round then please talk to Anusha on 07515 137483 or you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The best way to keep in touch about what's going on is to follow us on Facebook which you can do here @StPaulsCommunityHall.
As well as the garden adjoining the Community Hall, we are very fortunate to have a large and lovely garden next to the church which is a rare thing in London! We often have our own parties in it and it provided a beautiful setting for the party to celebrate Meghan and Harry's wedding in 2018 as well as previously providing a gorgeous setting for a Jubilee supper, the Open Air performance of the St Michael's Players A Misdummer Night's Dream, and a summer ceilidh to mark the opening of the Olympics! There is room to pitch a marquee or gazebos, and it is an ideal place for a wedding breakfast. Do talk to Michael email@example.com or 020 8987 0132 if you are planning your big day at St Paul's and would like to include the garden in your festivities or would like to book it for any other occasion!
Rev'd Michael Riley
St Paul's Church
64 Grove Park Road
London W4 3SB
020 8987 0312
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