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Our centuries-old parish church of St Paul, nestling under Monks’ Hill and its landmark steps at Kewstoke, Weston-super-Mare, is and always has been at the heart of this community.

Although the parish and this part of north Somerset is rich in history, with 13th-Century Woodspring Priory viewed from the approaches to St Paul’s, the church today is very much alive, providing a beacon of worship for all and hub for the spreading of the Christian faith.

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.

Our vicar is the Reverend Geoff Eales, who is also the vicar of St Peter’s at Milton, and together we are members of the wider Church of England family through the Deanery of Locking and the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

Why not come and join us? There is a welcome for everyone, whether a long-time resident of the area, a newcomer, or perhaps just a visitor to this beautiful part of the West Country.

How to find us: satnav - 25 Kewstoke Road, Kewstoke, Weston-super-Mare. BS22 9YD.

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St Paul’s looks to the future

Church members at St Paul’s have been taking part in lively consultative meetings with Deanery representatives, discussing the future after the vicar retires.

Rev Geoff says farewell this month after 12 years officiating at both St Paul’s and St Peter’s, Milton.

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.

Bishop’s decision

By the end of the year the outcome of the consultation will be presented to the churches and then to the Deanery. Recommendations will then be forwarded to the Archdeacon, Rev Adrian Youings, and the decision on the way ahead will be taken in the New Year by the Bishop of Bath and Wells.

The Deanery representatives will consider the preferences, ambitions and overall views of church members from all parishes involved. The six churches cover an area with a population of about 55,000.

During the interregnum, services will continue as usual at St Paul’s, supported by local retired clergy and lay members. of the church.

Lively crews of landlubbers - boys and girls aged between six and 10 - tied up at St Paul’s for a week-long Holiday Club which this year took on a jaunty nautical theme, awash with pirates, buried treasure and desert islands.

Churchwarden Mike Tedstone led an enthusiastic team of church members in a daily two-hour programme of activities.

The youngsters enjoyed the seafaring theme and embarked on exciting voyages of discovery, exploring stories from the Bible and various aspects of the church.

The shining light

Twenty children formed the crews of Heave-hoes and Yo-hoes and set to making miniature sea chests, precious eggs and flags, as well as model working lighthouses.

It was arranged for all the sessions to be linked to tales of Jesus.

An example of how successful the holiday clubs have been in past years was illustrated by two former club members.

They returned to the club this year to help steer the landlubbers in discovering, what all agreed, was a treasure-filled week of learning, fun and games.

More church helpers joined in during the programme to provide drinks and biscuits in the church hall between the activities.

Ahoy! Church gets crews of landlubbers


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-safeguarding-policy-apr-2018.pdf.

Our safeguarding officer is Ann Devereux-Dowden, Tel 07927 138987. E-mail: anndevereux1988@gmail.com Also, concerns can be addressed to bathandwells.org.uk/diocese/safeguar ding/.

For help when times can be difficult

At St Paul’s, we really care for the needs of everyone in the village. There is a trust we can go to for funds when genuine needs are found.

If you find yourself struggling for any reason and would like us to help, please contact the vicar or churchwardens. (Details on the Contact Us page).