Eco Day

A group of us met to learn more about what we can do to tackle one of the greatest issues facing the world today. This included a film about the challenges we face and chance to explore what we can do as both individuals but also as a church. Our actions are never too small or large when looking after our planet.

Macmillan Coffee morning

Our contribution to this Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning included a Bring-and-Buy and cake sale.

Visit the Macmillan website to find out more about what it is all about

Royse’s retirement

On Sunday 28 July 2019 we celebrated with Rev Dr Royse Murphy his 25 years of ministry. He preached the sermon and then in a ceremony at the end of the service lit three candles accompanied by words from the Iona community. We then joined him for cake and bubbly in the church hall. Thank you Royse for all you have done for our church and we wish you all the best in the next season of your walk with God.

You can listen to Royse’s sermon here

Welcoming our new curate, Heather

We welcomed our new curate, Rev Heather de Gruyther on 7 July 2019 at our all age service and had a shared lunch afterwards

Easter Day 2019

We celebrated Christ’s resurrection in our two morning services. Ruth lit a “new fire” outside the church, blessed it, then the Paschal candle (also known as the Easter candle) was lit with a flame from this sacred fire. Jesus, the light of life has defeated death and darkness. Hallelujah!

At baptisms throughout the year, as people receive their baptism candle, it will be lit from this Paschal candle.

Re-dedication of the WW1 memorial

The WW1 War Memorial was re-dedicated at a service on 15 April 2018.

Names of the Fallen of World War 1 of St Paul’s Parish inscribed on the external Pulpit Memorial, and internal Memorial, at St Paul and St Stephen, Gloucester

Creation of the community garden

The community garden is now well under way thanks to the teachers and children and Linden Primary School who helped to create and fill the raised beds in our churchyard.

Palm Sunday 2018

Some of the Congregation processed from Sydenham Gardens into church with palm fronds and crosses for our 10.00 Palm Sunday service.

Harvest supper

Kicking off “That Friday Feeling”

Our very first of a new type of worship. Informal and open to ALL ages; Daniel and Rose came from FUEL.

Ruth led the service and held an informal question and answer session about herself to introduce us to some facts that we may not have otherwise known.

We sat around at cafe-style tables with nibbles and had music played by the music group; a big thanks to them. We followed this with a full meal catered for by the Hospitality team – a big thanks to them as well

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