WELCOME TO ST PAUL'S CHURCH KEWSTOKE
Where the spirit of the Lord is all around you
Although the parish and this part of north Somerset is rich in history, with 13th-
The parish of St Paul’s stretches over Worlebury Hill to the edge of Weston town, to the east embracing part of Worle and to Sand Bay and the Severn Sea to the west.
Our church family is drawn from across this area and from further afield – worshippers who are inspired by the special atmosphere of the church and its surroundings, by the friendliness of the people they meet and pray with, and the range of services they find here.
With the retirement of our vicar, we are working with the Deanery of Locking and the Diocese of Bath and Wells to appoint a successor. Meanwhile church life continues with the support of retired clergy and lay members.
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New vicar: talks near the end
Consultative discussions are winding up in the process to appoint a new vicar for St Paul’s.
In considering the way ahead, the Deanery is also taking account of the departure of the vicar of St Martin’s, Worle.
This has created an opportunity to review church links as well as clergy deployment there and at St Mark’s, Worle, Mead Vale, Wick St Lawrence, Milton and Kewstoke.
The outcome of the consultation will be presented to the churches and Deanery, and recommendations forwarded to the Archdeacon, Rev Adrian Youings, before the final decision is taken by the Bishop and council.
The Deanery representatives are considering the preferences, ambitions and overall views of church members from all the local parishes involved.
St Paul’s lead representatives are churchwarden Deb Low and Caroline Baker who are taking account of the views of all church members.
Meanwhile, as a technical legal step, St Paul’s is in a period of ‘suspension’ and although the process of vicar appointment can proceed he or she will be called ‘priest in charge’ until the suspension is lifted.
Busy Beavers: the youngsters from Kewstoke scouts prepared a giant poppy decorated with smaller flowers made from plastic bottle tops to mark Remembrance.
We shall remember them
Beaver scouts from Kewstoke joined a packed congregation at St Paul’s for a moving ceremony marking Remembrance Sunday.
We at St Paul’s take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously.
A copy of the safeguarding policy can be found at, parish-
Our safeguarding officer is Ann Devereux-
Above: Beaver Scouts parade to the church.
Right: Church member Steph Devlin arranged a splendid river of poppies which flowed into the aisle from the pulpit steps.
It’s Christingle time
Youngsters from St Paul’s Primary School, Worlebury, sang festive songs at St Paul’s annual Christingle service to mark the beginning of the Christmas period.
A full congregation, including parents and school staff, took part in a programme of worship involving hymns, songs prayers and gospel readings.
The service concluded with the presentation and blessing of Christingles, followed by refreshments in the church hall.
The Christingle orange represents the world that God created, ringed by a red band illustrating the pain of Jesus on the cross, four decorated prongs highlighting the earth’s seasons of fruitfulness, all illuminated by Jesus’s shining light in the form of the candle.