On Sundays we use either the modern Common Worship or the more traditional Book of Common Prayer at the 8.00am service. We sing hymns, listen to Bible readings and hear sermons which explain those readings. The services are between 45 minutes and an hour, and the 10.00am service at St Paul’s is followed by coffee. Come along and see what you think.
I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
Christian education - getting to grips with our faith - is an important aspect of the life of a church, and one which we take seriously. Whilst it is true that we encounter God within our worship, it is also true that we can gain a clearer understanding of who God is as we study together. We run several courses throughout the year looking at how we can develop our spirituality as well as our understanding of Christianity.
Conversations with Christians are one of the most important influences in bringing people together. Life groups are a great way to study the Bible or follow a course. They often meet informally in a home either during the day or in the evening. To join a Life Group please complete the Contact us form with Life Group as your subject.
The Bible is the main revelation we have of not only the story of the church, but also the character and teachings of God. The Bible is read and preached Sundays but we also gather regularly to look at particular parts of the Bible in more detail. There are several life groups who meet regularly for Bible study or to follow a course.
The church - the body of Christ - is made up of people of all ages, and so it is that we have a focus on children. Children meet during the 10.00am service at St Paul’s. There are also opportunities for children to get involved. St Paul’s has an Open the Book team telling and enacting bible stories for Hampton Dene School who come into St Paul's on Tuesday mornings. St Paul's CE Primary School also come into St Paul's for a service on Mondays..
The ministry of God is the task of all the people of God. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved, whether it is by serving as a sides person or member of the church's council; by joining a prayer group, becoming part of a pastoral visiting group, or joining one of our welcome teams on Sunday mornings. The idea is that everyone will have the opportunity for exercising their gifts and playing out the calling with which God has gifted them.
Although there is plenty going on within the church, we are not simply an inward looking club. We relate to the community which we are set both as individuals and as a church. We have our friends, but we also hold regular coffee mornings and open doors. We have a very close relationship with the Whitehouse Community Hub. We support the local schools and collect for the food bank in the City. We exist for the benefit of the world around us, and pray for the places where we live.
A Time to Sing
We praise and give thanks in many ways and one way is through song. St Paul's has a small band which provides music during Sundays at 10.00am. If you feel this is one way you would like to join then please come along on Thursday evenings at 7.00pm at St Paul's where you will be made most welcome. This session usually goes through the songs to be sung on the following Sunday but also gives the opportunity to sing songs of an individual choice.
Tea and Tots
Every Tuesday from 1.15 to 2.45pm (term times only)
Hampton Park URC Church, Hampton Dene Road