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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St Paul’s looks to future
Church members at St Paul’s have been taking part in lively consultative meetings with Deanery representatives, discussing the future following the retirement of the vicar.
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.
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.
Meanwhile, as a technical legal step, St Paul’s is now 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.