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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.

Sunday services

There is much to experience. Of course our Sunday services are core to church life and marriages, baptisms and funerals take place during the year.

House groups meet for further Christian study as well, and there are coffee mornings to enjoy, charity-raising events such as craft fairs, beetle drives, fun auctions, occasional concerts and a holiday club for youngsters.

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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WWI services recall the lives of local heroes

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Kewstoke Cubs and Beavers recalled the lives of local heroes at remembrance services marking the centenary of the end of World War 1.

All 33 names of the fallen on the church memorial had been researched by the youngsters and were remembered in prayers at the Legacy of Light service at Kewstoke’s Crooks Lane park and at the November 11 service at St Paul’s.

Lighting candles

The evening park service was led by our Vicar, Rev Geoff Eales, and Gareth Withers, with the cubs, led by akala Karen Rimmer, lighting candles for each of the fallen.

The packed Sunday service at the church began with a parade led by the 1st Kewstoke Beavers (above), and including cubs and members of the church family.

Wartime poems

Inside, churchwardens Deb Low and Mike Tedstone led the congregation in worship, during which Great War poems were recited, again candles were lit for the fallen and the two minutes’ silence was observed.

A wreath was placed on the church memorial by Jackie Atwell, whose late husband was churchwarden at St Paul’s for many years, and a veteran of the World War II airborne landings at Arnhem.

Dozens of parishioners attended the Legacy of Light service.

Here cubs gather round the candles and crosses of the fallen and display the posters illustrating the lives of some of the lost warriors.    

Giant hand-made poppies surround the altar at St Paul’s as the village pays its respects to the local soldiers and sailors who perished during the four years of World War I.

Pictured are some of the 1st Kewstoke Beavers who have learned about the lives of some who made the ultimate sacrifice.