Worship & PrayerServices

Service Times

Worship of God is at the heart of our life together at St Paul's. We gather on Sundays and weekdays to celebrate the Eucharist, sometimes called the Mass or Holy Communion, which is the central act of Christian worship. Through the use of words and music, vestments and incense, silence, action and movement, we aim to use all our human senses in our worship of God who has come to us in the person of Jesus Christ, who is both fully God and fully human.

Children are welcome at all our services. At 10.15am on the first Sunday of the month children worship with their parents at the All Age Eucharist. On other Sundays, they begin in church and then follow their own Young Gospellers program, rejoining their parents in church at the time of communion.

Sunday Services

8:00am Holy Communion

A quiet, said celebration according to the Book of Common Prayer with a short address, in the Trinity Chapel.

10:15am Sung Parish Eucharist

Our main Eucharist according to Common Worship, sung to a congregational setting, with sermon and choral anthems is celebrated in the Nave on most Sundays.

Young Gospellers for children of school age meets every Sunday, except on the first of the month when everyone worships together in our All Age Eucharist.

A full Choral Eucharist (Common Worship) is celebrated at the High Altar with sung settings by the choir on the third Sunday of the month.

5:30pm Evening Service

Choral Evensong

on 2nd and 4th Sundays in the Quire

Evensong with choral settings, psalms, anthems and a short address, according to the Book of Common Prayer.

Address and Compline

usually on the 1st Sunday in the Quire

A quiet, reflective service with a Bible reading and an address, concluding with the Night Prayer of the Church

on 3rd and 5th Sundays

Said Evening Prayer (Common Worship) usually said in the Trinity Chapel

Other Services

The Ministry of Reconciliation (Confession)

Confessions are heard as announced or by appointment with Fr Kevin.

Baptism, Marriage and Funerals

We are here to help if you are seeking Baptism (Christening) for you or your child, are interested in Confirmation, a thinking of being married in church or are faced with organising a funeral.

Special Services

St Paul's hosts a number of special services for civic and public bodies as well as private organisations and individuals, and we are always very glad to help.