St. Paul's is an affirming, inclusive community that seeks to ensure that all people know they are valid, they are valued, and they are loved. The congregation at St. Paul's has been working diligently over the years to build relationships with the wider community including the Food banks in Essex (through our clothing cupboard), Community Living Essex, and the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community.
Check out stories about our ministries from some of our leaders in this newsletter.
In worship at St. Paul's:
We embrace the joyful sounds of children and those who are neurodivergent. We have colouring pages, books, and toys for those who need to be busy, trusting that listening happens and each participates in their own ways. We offer a variety of shakers (percussion instruments) for those who like to play along with the music. There is an engagement time to provide space for the wisdom of young and young at heart.
When we say 'all are welcome' we mean we will do our best to create a space where everyone feels safe, affirmed, and included in worship and in all that we do.
We gather in person Sunday mornings at 11am. Worship follows the Anglican Tradition and typically includes scripture, reflection, music, prayers, and Communion. All baptised Christians are welcome to receive from the Lord's Table.
Services are family friendly and include special programming for children as appropriate. All are welcome. All are valid. All are valued.
St. Paul's is happy to include prayers for concerns and thanksgiving as we pray individually and together throughout the week. To request prayers please click the button below and complete the form. Your request can be anonymous or you can ask to be contacted for further support by our pastoral team. Trust that whatever you feel comfortable sharing is enough. God knows what is needed and hears our prayers. Thank you for sharing your concerns and hopes with us.
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