Vicar’s Sermon – Oct 11th

Because of a problem with the live streaming of the 10am service the Vicar’s sermon can be viewed below. The service was followed by the delayed Annual Parish Meeting and the Reports presented at that meeting will be available shortly under the Reports heading.

Harvest 2020

Our Harvest service on oct 4th was different this year for obvious reasons. A display had been prepared for the front door and the photo below shows this. A donation box for foodstuffs for the Mustard Tree left at side of the door had been well supported.

During the morning service for the first time since March four socially distanced choir members sang a Harvest hymn and a verse of this is shown in the video below. It was a very emotional experience.

Heritage (non)Open Day 2020

On what would normally have been the annual Heritage Open Day at St Paul’s the COVID-19 restrictions meant the full event could not take place. However with good weather the Church was open with limited access and refreshments were served on the canal bank and in the Church grounds. The photos below were taken during the afternoon.

Heritage Open Day 2020

The poster below details a rather different Heritage Open Day to previous years.

Whilst we are unable to celebrate Heritage Open Day in the usual way, it will still go ahead with a difference.

The Church will be open for private prayer and to look around from 11am to 4pm. Whilst we will not this year have special exhibitions and displays, visitors will have the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the Church, including the many fine, stained glass windows and memorials.

Some interesting old documents will be release on the Church facebook page, which can also be access via the Church website,

Refreshments will be available outside from 1pm to 3pm

VJ Day Display

15th August 2020 Display in honour of the 75th Anniversary of V J Day, marking both the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War.  We remember and recognise all those who served and sacrificed in the Far East and ultimately brought an end to World War Two.

The photos below show the display outside Church on 15th August.