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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.

Inspiration

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.

Safeguarding: it’s

a key priority

We at St Paul’s take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. A copy of our safeguarding policy can be found here.

Our safeguarding officer is currently on maternity leave but any matters of concern can be addressed to the Bath and Wells safeguarding team here.



Please explore the other pages of our website to discover the full range of activities here and learn more about the key people who support our church life at St Paul’s.


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They say if you plant a garden you plant happiness.

And there were smiles aplenty at St Paul’s annual Plant Sale, presented in fine sunshine at the church, as buyers gathered to peruse a range of offerings provided by church members and kind donations from Elmsleigh Nurseries.

Splash of colour

Dozens chatted and exchanged tips on adding scent and colour to their gardens, and went away with a selection of bedding plants, rockery specimens and vegetable varieties.

Tea and cakes were also served by church members in the hall where friendly green finger discussions continued.

At the Sale’s end church funds had grown by a splendid £700.

The pictures show the bustling scene.

Who will be summoned by bells?

Our plant sale makes church funds grow


St Paul’s bell ringers, who call the parish to church on Sundays, are seeking experienced or trainee volunteers to boost their number.

The 14th-century tower houses six bells and as the current team comprises only five regular members it is seldom a full peal can be rung.

Ring master Clifford Nicholls would be pleased to hear from people interested in joining the team or enthusiasts keen to learn.

Practice sessions are held Mondays 7.30 to 9pm and at the same time every other Friday. “People at almost any age can become ringers,” said Clifford, who has 35 years’ experience. “Ringing will help keep you fit; it’s similar to a gentle aerobic exercise.”

The team, members of the Bath and Wells Diocesan Association of Change

Ringers, perform for about 45 minutes before the main Sunday service. Learners could be taking part after a few weeks, depending on commitment.

The ringers organise annual dinners and outings to other churches where they try a range of different bells.

The six Kewstoke bells, three from the 17th -century, two from the 18th

and one from 1906, can be rung in methods, or tunes, of doubles and minors. The heaviest bell, a tenor, weighs about half-a-tonne.

Those wishing to learn more, and about intriguing terms such as caters and cinques, Grandsire, Plain Bob, Treble Bob and other matters of campanology, should contact Cliff on 01934 633975. He’ll be pleased to hear from you.

The St Paul’s ringers (from left), John Parsons,Patricia Thompson, Ray Jones, Clfford Nicholls, Jayne Bakonyi and Frank Jordan.