Welcome to St Paul's
Welcome to St Paul's

Our church is in Grove Park, Chiswick, just a stone's throw from the Thames. It has been used for Christian worship since 1872 and we would be delighted if you joined us. Christians of all denominations are welcome here, as are those searching for God and indeed the simply curious. We have one Eucharist Service a week, on Sundays at 10am and coffee is served afterwards at the back of the church. On Mondays the Meditation Group meet in church at 6:45pm for about half an hour and a quiet celebration of communion often follows this. On Fridays in church, we have a Stay and Play group for parents, babies and toddlers from 9:30-11:30am, a Coffee Club from 10:45am to 12 noon and a short Welcome Service taken by our Lay Minister Simon Surtees from 12-12:30pm.

 
Our vicar is Rev'd Caroline Halmshaw who can be contacted on 07742 738660.

ALLELUIA! CHRIST IS RISEN!

Holy Week and Easter Day were a very special time for St Paul's. Above are some pictures from our Palm Sunday procession and service.

 

SPRING SERVICES AND EVENTS

Sunday 7 April

10 am Parish Eucharist

 

Friday 12 April

9:30-11:30am Stay and Play 
10:45am to 12 noon 
Coffee Club
12-12:30pm 
Welcome Service 

 

Sunday 17 April

10 am Parish Eucharist

 

Wednesday 17 April: PCC Meeting

PCC meeting at 7:15pm in the Isis Rooms

 

Friday 19 April

 9:30-11:30am Stay and Play 
10:45am to 12 noon 
Coffee Club
12-12:30pm 
Welcome Service

 

Sunday 21 April

10 am Parish Eucharist

Sunday 21 April Youth Group

4:30pm - 6pm, all welcome!

 

Friday 26 April

 9:30-11:30am Stay and Play 
10:45am to 12 noon 
Coffee Club
12-12:30pm 
Welcome Service

 

Sunday 28 April

10 am Parish Eucharist

 

Monday 29 April 7pm PCC Annual Parish Meeting

All are welcome for the election of the new PCC and to hear about our plans for the coming year. This meeting will take place in church, and there will be drinks at 7pm with the meeting starting at 7:30pm and ending at 9:30pm. 

 

Friday 3 May

 9:30-11:30am Stay and Play 
10:45am to 12 noon 
Coffee Club
12-12:30pm 
Welcome Service

Friday 3 May 6-7:30pm

Our Favourite Things: Poetry and Music from St Paul's Congregation
The evening will include readings by some of the Poetry Group of their favourite poems, interspersed with music from Festive Folk. There will be a bar, and tasty nibbles! Please come along and enjoy an evening of entertainment and a chance to socalise. Free with a suggested donation of £10

 

Sunday 5 May

10 am Parish Eucharist

 

Friday 10 May

 9:30-11:30am Stay and Play 
10:45am to 12 noon 
Coffee Club
12-12:30pm 
Welcome Service

 

Saturday 11 May COME AND SING THE MESSIAH!

12:30 Registration
13:00 Workshop starts
There will be a break for tea, coffee & cake
17:00 Sing through of Messiah Choruses
17:30 End
Music will be provided but please feel free to bring your own copy of the Messiah if you prefer. This opportunity
 to sing extracts from Handel's most famous work, is under the direction of Hilary Campbell. Organised by the West London Chorus, and taking place in St Paul's church, it is sure to be interesting, inspiring and a lot of fun! All singers of all abilities are welcome! Tickets are availlable from TicketSource

 

Sunday 12 May

10 am Parish Eucharist

 

Friday 17 May

 9:30-11:30am Stay and Play 
10:45am to 12 noon 
Coffee Club
12-12:30pm 
Welcome Service

 

Sun 19 May PENTECOST SUNDAY

10am Parish Eucharist

Remembering Michael Riley

We were very shocked and saddened to hear of the death of our former vicar Rev’d Michael Riley, who died of natural causes at his home in Bromley in February. Father Michael was the vicar at St Paul’s between 1989 and 2022 and retired in July 2022. Many members of our community have been christened, confirmed or married by Michael, and all of us have many wonderful memories of the happy times we spent together at St Paul’s. As well as leading our worship for 32 years, Michael was an enthusiastic participant in concerts, book groups, quiz nights, supper parties, fetes and picnics and we have so much to thank him for. The funeral arrangements will be made by Michael’s two sisters, and we will let you know as soon as we have any more information.

St John’s Gospel Chapter 14 brings us comfort as we mourn someone who was and is much loved:

 

Jesus said: "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling-places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also be."

 

Heavenly Father,

We give thanks for the life of Father Michael, for his ministry among us in Grove Park.

Thank you for the years we shared together, for the memories we cherish.

Bring comfort and hope to all who mourn. May we trust in your unfailing love, knowing Father Michael rests with you, where there is no more sorrow or pain, but life everlasting.

Amen

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