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Safeguarding

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/dioce se/safeguarding/.

St Paul’s to link up with Wick St Lawrence?

Each Sunday during the church closure, members of St Paul’s family have been looking forward with joy to a personal service of worship organised online via YouTube.

Churchwarden Mike Tedstone and his wife Lorna and the Skeen family combine online with other members of the church to provide prayer, readings, hymns and a talk.

Spiritual uplift

Taking part in their homes via their phones, tablets and laptops, church members are hugely appreciative of this local initiative, now a regular Sunday interval of spiritual uplift.

To embrace the family connection further, church goers who would like to take a reading or suggest a hymn should contact Mike on 01934 414366.

After a short illness, Rev Bob Coates is taking a break from streaming a much appreciated Sunday Communion Service from his home. We send Bob our very best wishes and pray that he has a full and speedy recovery.  

Our diocesan website continues to offer online prayer, worship, study and community life. Please see www.bathandwells.org.uk

  

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-Century, is at the heart of its village and offers a full range of services and other activities.

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.

Long-standing close friendship

Several members of St Paul’s have long been close friends with our neighbours at St Lawrence’s, about five miles north-east across the low-lying fields.

Since the start of the review of clergy for benefices in the area last year, a general desire has emerged for a renewed link-up between St Paul’s and St Lawrence’s.

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.

The 15th- Century St Lawrence church houses a peal of six bells,three of them dating back to 1655

Family link online to worship

 - Church services suspended –

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.

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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.

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-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.