St Pol de Leon worship

Paul Church

Worship

Every Sunday…
Our worship begins every Sunday at 8:30 am with Holy Communion using the Book of Common Prayer.
At 10:30 am our services take the form of either Holy Communion, an all age family service, Morning Prayer or Morning Worship.
Every Sunday evening at 6:00 pm our worship takes the form of either Evensong or a Taize Service.

Our Services...
Prayer Book Communion (8.30am) - A traditional communion service. A quiet and prayerful service as carried out for hundreds of years.

Holy Communion - Twice a month (usually the 2nd and 4th Sundays) at our main 10.30am service we break bread and share wine together as a church.

All Age On the first Sunday of the month (10.30am) we usually have a shorter more informal service which includes an illustrated talk and other items suitable for “all ages”.

Morning Worship is a service built around a different theme each month. It allows us to explore a subject more thoroughly through our worship.

Evensong - A traditional evening service using the Prayer Book
Taizé A contemplative evening service (usually on the 2nd Sunday) using the style and songs of the Taizé Community.


Belief

The word ‘Church’ refers not just to buildings but also to groups of people who gather together because of their shared faith and beliefs. So to describe “the Church” in Paul it is necessary to talk about who we are and what we believe.
As Christians we believe in a powerful, compassionate, loving, and supportive Creator God, who cares for each one of us, and wants us to care for each other.
We believe that God revealed himself fully in the person of Jesus Christ. whose life, death and resurrection holds the key to knowing and loving God, and to making sense of life, before and after death.
And we believe that God is alive and active today as His Spirit continues to inspire justice and truth, change lives and transform society.

There's obviously much more to it than that, but in the end what It all comes down to is seeking to deepen our relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and trying to follow the way that Jesus taught by living unselfish lives, helping and considering others and standing up for what is right.

Christianity is also about relationship and community, and here at Paul we particularly
believe in building a community where no one feels excluded because of who they are or
because of where they are in their journey of faith. We are all different and at different
places spiritually - but respecting our differences we can journey together: celebrating our joys, sharing our sorrows, and seeking to discover and learn about God’s love and glory together.
We don't always get it right, but we believe that God will help us when we ask Him to, and will forgive us when we acknowledge we have got it wrong……….so we keep on trying.