Appointment of the New Vicar: Update from the PCC

Approval has been given by the Diocese to advertise the vacancy in July and therefore an appointment is expected to be made at the end of September 2018.

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) has prepared a Parish Profile and once input from the Bishop and Archdeacon has been received, copies will be made available.

Candidates will be visiting St Paul’s on Saturday 22nd September 2018.  It would be helpful if they could meet as many people as possible on that day.

The Diocese has meanwhile advertised the Vicarage for a short let until October.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM): Results of Elections and Report & Accounts 2018

Results of elections to the Parochial Church Council (PCC) held at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM), which took place in the St Paul’s Community Centre on 15th April 2018, were as follows:

Bob Essert and Margaret Brown were re-elected as Church Wardens. Kana Jones was elected to the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and Norman Allen, Jo Mulaki, Claudia Porter, Elizabeth Simon and Philip Warner were all re-elected. Andrew Keat has agreed to be co-opted for 2018/19. Other continuing members of the PCC are Marcel Bancroft, Daniel Chandran, Joan Endean, Nicky von Fraunhofer (ex officio) and Doreen Hewitt.

There are still two vacancies which can be filled during the year, so if anyone would like to join, please speak with Margaret Brown.

Christine Brown, Doreen Hewitt and Joan Wilson, were re-appointed as sides people (who act as stewards and welcome people into the church before services and at other times).  More ‘welcomers’ are needed.  Please contact Bob Essert or Margaret Brown if you are willing to join this group.

Printed copies of the APCM 2018 Report & Accounts are available on the table at the back of the church for those who have not yet had one.

St Paul’s Easter Garden 2018

The children of Junior Church worked very hard to create an especially lovely Easter Garden this year.  Our thanks and appreciation go to the young gardeners and Claudia, our Junior Church leader.



From 29th January 2018, St Paul’s is in an interregnum – which means there is no resident vicar.

Please contact the churchwarden Margaret Brown at or on 07533652695  to arrange pastoral assistance.

We will maintain the following services:

Sundays at 10am: Holy Communion (Mattins on the 5th Sunday of the month)

Sundays at 6pm:  Evening Prayer

Tuesdays at 9.00am: Morning Prayer, followed by Bible study group at 9.20.
Wednesdays at 10.00 (not 9.00): Morning Prayer
Thursdays at 9.00: Morning Prayer
Saturdays at 9.00: Morning Prayer




Services for Holy Week

Palm Sunday 25th March                                                                                         

10.00am Holy Communion led by the Bishop of Kingston                                               6.00pm Lenten reflection of music and readings

Monday 26th March                                                                                               

9.00pm Compline

Tuesday 27th March                                                                                               

9.00am Morning Prayer                                                                                            9.00pm Compline

Wednesday 28th March

10.00am Morning Prayer                                                                                          9.00pm Compline

Maundy Thursday 29th March

9.00am Morning Prayer                                                                                            8.00pm Holy Communion followed by silent watch in church

Good Friday 30th March

10.00am Short Family Service led by the Bishop of Kingston, followed by Hot Cross Buns                                                                                                                    12.00am– 1.50pm Good Friday Meditations                                                                    2.00pm – 3.00pm Good Friday Liturgy, led by the Bishop of Kingston

Easter Day 1st April

10.00am Celebration of the Resurrection with Holy Communion, led by the Bishop of Kingston                                                                                                                    6.00pm Evening Service

Services in March

Sunday 4th March: There will be a normal Sung Communion and Junior Church at 10.00 as we will be changing the All-Age Communion from the first Sunday in March to the second for Mothering Sunday.

Mothering Sunday 11th March:  There will be an All-Age Communion service at 10.00 on March 11th.

Thank You

Dear all,

We want to thank you for a wonderful and memorable farewell service and party afterwards.

It was good to see so many people from the past 19 years at the service and to have the opportunity for conversation afterwards. We enjoyed the food and the speeches which represented different aspects of our time at St Paul’s.

I am deeply grateful for having been given the chance to minister at St Paul’s, to travel together a substantial distance and to have been involved in so many different activities, projects and pastoral opportunities.

We would also like to thank you for all the messages, photos and cards, and presents you have showered us with, not to forget the very generous cheque – and what we treasure most: the memories of our journey together.

We wish you well in the search for a new Vicar; the PCC (without my involvement !) has produced a profile which in my opinion represents the church honestly and should create a lively interest from applicants.

We are now sorting and packing before we move out at the end of February.

Thanks again for everything.

God bless you all.

With love,

Heinz & Marge