Worship & PrayerWorship at St Paul's

Sunday Eucharist (10.15am)

Our main Sunday Eucharist, according to Common Worship with music sung by the choir and congregation takes place in the Nave. Families with children are very welcome on all Sundays. On the first Sunday of the month the children stay in church throughout for the All Age Eucharist; on other Sundays the children leave for Young Gospellers in the Anderson Room in the Narthex shortly after the first hymn and return in time for Communion with their parents. The service usually lasts no more than an hour and ten minutes and on first Sundays under the hour.
On the third Sunday of the month the Eucharist is celebrated at the High Altar with the liturgy sung to a choral setting.

 
 
Eucharist is the Greek word meaning 'thanksgiving'. In the Eucharist we enter into God's presence with joy and praise, receive his forgiveness, hear his word read from the Bible and explained in the address, and pray for the needs of the church and the world.  

 
 
Then, as we gather around the altar, the priest recalls, with thanksgiving, how God has created us and saved us through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  

 
 
By receiving the broken bread and sharing wine, we feed on the spiritual Body and Blood of Jesus Christ broken and outpoured in love for us on the Cross, so drawing our spiritual life and strength from him. We are then sent out in the power of His Holy Spirit to live and work to His praise and glory.

 
 
The Eucharist or Mass is the mainspring of all that we do, in our care for each other and the local community. We are called to be Christ to others, living and present in the world today.  

After Eucharist, all are welcome to gather in the adjoining Anderson Room or Vestry to meet more informally over coffee.