2019 sees the preparation of new church electoral rolls, which means that everyone must come off the roll and re-apply. This takes place only once in every six years. The last preparation of new rolls was in 2013, and the next will be in 2025.The electoral roll is a list of people who consider themselves members of our church. A person who wishes to have his or her name entered on the new roll is required to complete this form before the date of the next church Annual Meeting which will be held on Monday 8th April 2019. You can pick up a form from church or you can download and print it from the pdf below. A box for completed forms is located at the back of the church. Any questions please contact Liz Abbott on 07986650853.
Our Mission Statement
1. To worship and glorify God in Jesus Christ and be a focus for prayer and intercession in the world.
2. To welcome diversity and work towards growth in the church fellowship for all ages.
3. To encourage a thinking community where questions can be asked and to help people learn from the Bible and value the sacrements.
4. To embrace the Commandments and to love God and to love one another and to serve the local community.
The St Paul's Food Bank
St Paul's supports a food bank, which is run by St Paul's Church in Brentford. There is a collection box at the back of our church for donations, which will be taken every week to Brentford to be distributed to those who need them. The items they would like are below. If you would like more information, then please talk to Shelagh Allsop 07710 385839 firstname.lastname@example.org
Milk (UHT/powdered); Soup; Jars of pesto sauce, Pasta and rice, Tinned fruit, Tinned puddings (sponges, custard, rice pudding, angel delight); Cereal and porridge; Biscuits and chocolate; Tinned tomatoes; Fruit juice (long life); Tea, Coffee and Sugar; Baby formula milk; Baby wipes & Nappies; Toileteries(shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sanitary products); Washing powder; Toilet rolls.
The Chiswick Community Project
The Chiswick Community Project is a new initiative which encompasses a group of organisations all working in partnership with the Hounslow Local Authority to try and address issues of isolation and loneliness in Chiswick.
There are many ideas as to what form this new community project could take, and anyone that would like to be involved is very welcome to join the group as we move forward in exploring the possibilities for more social interaction in Chiswick.
The first initiative is for four lunchtime pop-in sessions at Christ Church on Turnham Green W4 5DT; an excellent central and accessible location. These are on Wednesdays from 12 noon until 2pm starting on Wednesday 14 November. Jenny Eastwood organises the outreach programme at Christ Church and would welcome all offers of help in running these groups. She can be contacted at
The Chiswick Community Project aims to reach out to all those in need in our community and aims to be a way of involving oursleves in the wellbeing some of our most vulnerable neighbours. For more information about it, please talk Michael or Shelagh.
Tel: (020) 8987 0312 Email: email@example.com
Tel: 07710 385839 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Microloan Foundation
St Paul's has a strong connection with the Microloan Foundation. This charity helps some of the poorest women in the world feed their families, send their children to school, and pay for life saving medicines. By providing small loans (average £72) and ongoing business training and support, they help women in rural Malawi and Zambia to set up their own self-sustainable businesses; enabling them to work themselves and their families out of poverty. You can read about its work on the notice boards at the back of the church. The Microloan Foundation (which was started by Peter Ryan at St Paul's in 2002) was recently visited by Christine Lagarde, the high-profile Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund who commented "I visited a group of women supported by the Microloan Foundation of Malawi and I was particularly inspired by their resilience and entrepreneurship." You can find out more at: www.microloanfoundation.org.uk.
For several years, St Paul's has
chosen to support Embrace the Middle East as its Christmas charity. This organisation aims to improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the region by partnering with local Christians who
provide health, education and community development programmes.
Current projects include supporting Syrian regugees in Lebanon
and working with the next
generation of Palestinian leaders
to promote reconciliation. In Egypt, the charity is
supporting housing projects and literacy programmes.
We believe in God who shows his love in Jesus Christ and gives us the Holy Spirit to help us care for people and grow in love and unity. We aim to deepen our faith in this God of love through worship and teaching, study and prayer.
The Prayer of St Richard of Chichester
If you have ever wondered where the words "May I know thee more clearly, love thee more dearly and follow thee more nearly, day by day" came from - then wonder no more; they are from a prayer written by Richard of Chichester, a bishop in the 13th century.
Thanks be to you, our Lord Jesus Christ
for all the benefits you have given us
for all the pains and insults which you have bourne for us.
Most merciful redeemer, friend and brother,
may we know you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly,
day by day.
Capital Vision 2020, the Diocese of London's vision for the next seven years, emerged from conversations with nearly 2,000 people. It was adopted by synod in March 2013 and launched in front of 2,000 people at St Paul's Cathedral in June 2013. Capital Vision comprises three major themes, with 10 specific areas in which we plan to be more purposeful and imaginative. You can find out more about Capital Vision 2020 on www.london.anglican.org
CONFIDENT IN SPEAKING AND LIVING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
COMPASSIONATE IN SERVING COMMUNITIES WITH THE LOVE OF GOD THE FATHER
CREATIVE IN REACHING NEW PEOPLE AND PLACES WITH THE GOOD NEWS IN THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT
THE CAPITAL VISION PRAYER
You have called us to be salt and light in this great city;
Guide us by your Holy Spirit to discern your will for your Church
as we seek to follow your Son Jesus Christ in loving and serving our neighbours.
Give us the wisdom and strength to fulfil the vision you put before us
and help us to play our part in transforming our earthly city into a sign of the Heavenly Jerusalem
where you live and reign, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, One God now and for ever.
The Diocese of London
and The Church of England
If you would like to find out more about the work of the church in general, then you could have a look at the following websites:
St Paul's Church is registered with the Charities Commission and our charity number is 1154708. St Paul’s is proud of its association
with many local charities and several members of the congregation have served on the fundraising committee for St Mary’s Convent Appeal, strengthening our links with their community
and other churches in Chiswick.
Medecins Sans Frontieres
Mike Dixon, who composed some of the liturgy we sing at St Paul's, together with John Theakston, have been working on a project to raise awareness of those
suffering from conflict around the world and in particular in Syria. They hope that their piece Lament for the Innocents will raise some money for Medecins sans Frontieres who
provide incredibly practical help. The link below will take you to the song and film, where there is also a chance to donate via JustGiving.
LAMENT FOR THE INNOCENTS - a project by Mike Dixon and John Theakston
Rev'd Michael Riley
St Paul's Church
64 Grove Park Road
London W4 3SB
020 8987 0312
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