There will be a eucharist service on Ascension Day (Thursday May 21st) on the St Paul’s youtube channel (see https://youtu.be/Y5qlnkj-ogE) available from 6pm . The order of service can be found at Ascension Day Holy Communion Service – 2020 .
St. Paul’s Church and Community CoronavirusAngels help line is now available to serve people in our area who are self-isolating with grocery shopping, dog walking, prescription pick-up & delivery, providing a listening ear, etc.
As soon as it reopens, we will be back in church. But until then, you can catch up with Tea & Toys Playgroup by video on YouTube or here on the St Paul’s website at any time to suit you and your little ones.
Do join in. It’s really great fun!
You can enjoy our first two online editions below. The latest Tea & Toys will be posted on the website each week under Community/Tea & Toys here.
Closure of St Paul’s Church and Community Centre until further notice
Following the Government’s adoption of strict measures limiting public life in order to control the spread of the coronavirus, and specifically the directives to close places of worship, prevent social gatherings and to stay at home, both the church and St Paul’s Community Centre have been closed until further notice. Please read the pastoral letter from Revd Susan Bolen for further information.
As a consequence, a number of our regular community events have been suspended:
Lunch Club (Tuesday)
Community Café (Thursday)
Friday Club (Friday)
Tea & Toys (normally Tuesdays, in church)
All planned concerts and recitals (church and Community Centre)
Events and activities offered by our partners such as Dance Addiction and Rugby Tots, which normally take place in the Community Centre, will not run until we are open again. Church concerts and recitals will be re-scheduled, wherever possible, once life returns to normal.
We appreciate that the closure will affect many people in the community for whom our services are very important parts of their lives. We greatly regret this impact, but we feel sure you will understand that the closure is absolutely necessary to protect public health and the wellbeing of our community in the current emergency.
If you are vulnerable and alone and need support, or are just concerned and would like to chat, please do keep in touch and let us know how we can help. For those of you who live in our parish, but don’t attend St Paul’s, please know that we are at your service regardless of your faith.
We look forward to serving the community again, just as soon as we can safely reopen our doors.
For further information and updates about St Paul’s Community Centre, please keep visiting the website or contact:
The homeless charity GLASS DOOR and St Paul’s carol singers would like to thank all who contributed to the collection we made at Southfields tube station and in the ‘Gardens’ area of the St Paul’s parish, before Christmas.
With your help, we raised the magnificent sum of £815.00!
This winter, GLASS DOOR has welcomed up to 170 guests every night for a hot meal and a safe place to sleep. One is Saad, a Sudanese refugee, who said “At GLASS DOOR I felt like a human being again. I am living now at my shared accommodation and have my own room. What I have today, it was through God and GLASS DOOR and I will always be grateful.”
St Paul’s carol singers will be out and about in the parish in aid of GLASS DOOR Homeless Charity, London’s largest open-access network of emergency winter shelters and support services for men and women affected by homelessness: https://www.glassdoor.org.uk/
Dates and locations are as follows:
Monday 16th December 6.00 – 7.00 pm at Southfields station
Wednesday 18th December from 7.15 pm in the ‘Gardens’ area (Gartmoor, Kingscliffe and Southdean)
Please do come and join us! And if you see us, or hear us, please give generously!
Renowned for its wonderful acoustic, St Paul’s will be venue for the following concerts during December:
Saturday 7th December, 7pm Putney Choral Society gives a performance of Bach’s Magnificat and Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit.
Tickets are available from The Secretary, Putney Choral Society on m: 07968 209245 or buy on the door. £15 including programme and refreshments. Further information on the Putney Choral Society website at w: http://www.putneychoralsoc.org.uk/
Saturday 14th December, 3pm (matinee) and 6pm Wimbledon Choral SocietyChristmas Concert for Choir & Audience. Come and hear the choir in full voice with a mix of familiar and new items and exercise your voice by joining in the traditional carols. Pieces in the programme include some beautiful music written or arranged by contemporary composers. Examples are John Tavener’s stunning The Lamb, Becky McGlade’s beautiful version of In the bleak mid-winter, Cecilia McDowell’s A Heavenly Song and a new take on Away in a manger. Wrapped around these will be traditional favourites like The Holly & The Ivy, O Come, all ye faithful, Hark! The herald angels sing and Jingle Bells. There will also be a bit of fun at the end in the final item… It might just have something to do with the number 12. Neil Ferris (conductor) Michael Higgins (piano/organ)
Come and join in the festivities at St Paul’s Christmas Fair this Saturday 23rd November from 11am to 3pm. Sample seasonal treats, find unique gifts and enter our Christmas Fair raffle with the chance to win great prizes! Plenty of fun and Christmas spirit is guaranteed for all ages!
There will be stalls selling bric-a-brac, jewellery, books, music, childrens’ games, festive decorations and treats. You can buy scrumptious cakes (our home baking is a speciality), tasty jams and delicious preserves… Light lunches will be available.
For the children, Father Christmas will be waiting in in his grotto (£1 including a gift).
Entrance is just 50p for adults (children free), with all proceeds going to our church.
The Christmas Fair takes place throughout the church and Community Centre and is one of the most popular events in the St Paul’s social calendar. We look forward to seeing you there!