St Paul (without the walls), Canterbury

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Welcome to the Parish of St. Martin & St. Paul, Canterbury

Our Parish consists of two thriving churches within the City of Canterbury, Kent.

St. Paul's Church dates from Norman times and is very close to the city centre. St Paul's shares its loaction with the Parish Centre, built in 2005. The interior of the church underwent a major refurbishment which was compleleted in April 2013.

 St. Martin's Church  is England's oldest Parish church and part of the Canterbury World Heritage Site. St. Augustine visited our church in 597 to begin the mission authorised by Pope Gregory the Great. 

Together we continue our mission to live out the Gospel in thought, word and deed.

Our churches stand in the centre of the Inclusive, Liberal Anglican tradition; we have an enthusiastic choir (new members welcome) and a lively Sunday Zone for children which meets at St. Paul's at 10.30 am in term time. 
The church also runs an informal Messy Church in the Querns community centre, a very popular monthly Taize service on a Sunday evening.
Please see this or our website for more details, contacts and service times!
WHOEVER YOU ARE, YOU WILL BE INCLUDED AND ALL ARE VERY WELCOME!!!

Mission Statement

We are called to worship God in Jesus Christ and to make Christ known in our community.
We do not have all the answers. We are on a spiritual journey. We look to scripture, reason and tradition to help us on our way.
Whoever you are, we offer a space for you to draw nearer to God and walk with us.

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Canon Noelle Hall
The Rectory
13 Ersham Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3AR
01227 462686 (The Rector)

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Nine Lessons & Carols
You're warmly invited to join us for this stunning service of seasonal readings and music on the Sunday before Christmas. Followed by mince pies and mulled wine. All Welcome!
Sunday 21st December 2014 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Choral Midnight Mass
You're warmly invited to the celebration of the first communion of Christmas with the blessing of the crib, carols as well as music provided by the choir All Welcome!
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
Holy Communion with Carols
THIS SERVICE IS HELD AT ST. MARTIN'S CHURCH You're warmly invited to a service for all the family at St. Martin's as we celebrate the coming of Christ by sharing communion together. All Welcome!
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 9:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Family Communion with Carols
You're warmly invited to a service for all the family as we celebrate the coming of Christ by sharing communion together. All Welcome!
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
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Sunday

8 o'clock BCP
Prayer Book with short address.
Every second and fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Parish Communion
Family Friendly service with music from our excellent robed choir and a Sunday School - called Sunday Zone. Hymns are taken from Common Praise (A & M) Coffee is served after the service in the adjoining parish hall and sometimes there is a parish lunch as well. All are Welcome!
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
Choral Evensong
Held monthly usually on the 4th Sunday come and join us for this wonderful service of peace and music. Hymns are taken from Common Praise (A&M) All Welcome!
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Every fourth Sunday at 6:30 PM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Book of Common Prayer

Tuesday

Morning Prayer
Said morning prayer using Common Worship.
Every Tuesday at 9:15 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship

Wednesday

Morning Prayer
Said morning prayer using Common Worship.
Every Wednesday at 9:15 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship

Thursday

Morning Prayer
Said morning prayer using Common Worship.
Every Thursday at 9:15 AM for 20 minutes
Common Worship
Printer friendly list of events
Nine Lessons & Carols
You're warmly invited to join us for this stunning service of seasonal readings and music on the Sunday before Christmas. Followed by mince pies and mulled wine. All Welcome!
Sunday 21st December 2014 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Choral Midnight Mass
You're warmly invited to the celebration of the first communion of Christmas with the blessing of the crib, carols as well as music provided by the choir All Welcome!
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
Holy Communion with Carols
THIS SERVICE IS HELD AT ST. MARTIN'S CHURCH You're warmly invited to a service for all the family at St. Martin's as we celebrate the coming of Christ by sharing communion together. All Welcome!
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 9:00 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Family Communion with Carols
You're warmly invited to a service for all the family as we celebrate the coming of Christ by sharing communion together. All Welcome!
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Sunday School Youth Group Live Music / Concerts Regular Choir Regular Book of Common Prayer Services Grade 2 Listed Building Conservation Area Supports Fairtrade goods Tower Wall paintings / art Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Audio Visual Facilities Hall for hire Nurture Courses Back to Church Sunday Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Toilets Baby Changing Facilities
Bookings

The Parish Centre, built in 2007 and therefore one of the newest in Canterbury, comprises the main hall for the parish, plus a kitchen, an office, and male and female WCs on the ground floor. There are three meeting rooms on the first floor, one of which can be used for quiet contemplation, and another as a music practice room.The hall or the other rooms can be hired. The costs are, for the first hour:Main Hall: £25 per hour. The Hall will cater for 75 - 80 people sitting at tables.Meeting Room: £15 per hour. This room will take 15 - 20 people.Childrens Room: £15 per hour. This room will take about 25 people.Music Room: £17.50 per hour. This room will take up to 30 people.For the second or subsequent hours, the hire costs are:Main Hall: £20 per hourMeeting Room: £10 per hourChildrens Room: £10 per hourMusic Room: £12.5 per hourFor further information, please ring the parish office on 01227 768072, or the Premises Supervisor (Mrs Jackie Curd) on 01227 452131, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

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Nurture Courses

Emmaus and Various other lectures and courses throughout the year.

 
Other information
Clergy: The Revd Canon N M HALL
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 11920
Built: 11th Century
Architect: George Gilbert Scott (1860)
Style of worship: Liberal, Central, Choral, Inclusive
Our Patron: The Archbishop of Canterbury
Archdeaconry: CANTERBURY (561)
Deanery: CANTERBURY (56103)
Benefice: Cant St Martin and St Paul (06/045 H)
Parish Legal Name: St. Martin and St. Paul Canterbury (560051 6/51)
CofE Church Info: (606049 6/49)
Short URL: acny.uk/11920/
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The current editor is: Michael Keeler

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St Paul (without the walls) : Church Street (St Paul's), Located just outside the city walls off Monastery Street , Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1NH

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