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St Paul’s to link up with Wick St Lawrence?
Memories from those who were there will be recalled at celebrations at the church hall on 8 May marking 75 years since VE Day.
Church members, together with Kewstoke Parish Council, decided to stage the special event which commemorates our island’s historic 1945 Victory in Europe.
The hall will resound to voices from the time, including that of Winston Churchill
and Forces’ favourite singer Vera Lynn, as well as the toe-
St Paul’s bells will ring out across the parish as a further reminder for locals to join the church hall fun from 1 to 5pm.
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All are invited to the event and to talk to some of those local men and women who were at VE day when the joy of victory spilled onto the streets.
Donations in aid of the Royal British Legion will be welcome.
After months of talks between local churches and the deanery, a recommendation has gone before the Bishop’s Council at Bath that approval be given to the linking up of St Paul’s with Wick St Lawrence church.
This would sever the existing joint benefice with St Peter’s at Milton, which has existed for more than a decade, but renew a St Lawrence clergy partnership previously spread over a great many more years.
The two parishes have a joint population of about 4,400.
Changes at local churches
The proposed changes are a result of the retirement of our vicar, Rev Geoff Eales, last October and changes at other local churches in the Worle and Milton areas.
St Lawrence’s church, which dates from the late 15th-
The church is always open during the day and all are welcome to visit to pray and explore its history. The vicar is Rev Emma Aymes.
Several members of St Paul’s have long been close friends with our neighbours at
St Lawrence’s, about five miles north-
Since the start of the review of clergy for benefices in the area last year, a general
desire has emerged for a renewed link-
Discussions involved church representatives from all the churches involved and the Archdeacon, the Rt Rev Adrian Youings.
The churches are St Mark’s and St Martin’s,Worle, Mead Vale, St Lawrence’s, St Peter’s and St Paul’s.
Now the overall recommendations are with the Bishop’s Council, Bath and Wells, and a final decision will be made by the Bishop, the Rt Rev Peter Hancock.
Bells to ring as parish recalls fun of VE Day
All Sunday services at St Paul’s are suspended until further notice because of the coronavirus emergency.
The special measures also apply to the Tuesday coffee mornings and Fellowship and Parochial Church Council meetings.
Sadly, the church doors will be closed until further notice.
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.
Why not come and join us? There is a welcome for everyone, whether a long-
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