St Paul's, Shipley

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St Paul's is the original parish church of Shipley. Our congregation has a wide age-range: trusting in the One God, Father Son and Holy Spirit, we seek to
- worship the living God
- love our neighbours and our world
- be a welcoming Christian community

Music plays an important part in church life for young people and adults alike - our robed all-age choir, organ and instrumental band lead us in a wide variety of music.
We work alongside our sister churches of all traditions in the town through Shipley Churches Together.
The building, an historic "Waterloo" or "Commissioners'" church with a "listed" organ by Binns, has been sensitively adapted to meet the needs of its congregation and recently refurbished internally.
A room in the building is available to community groups for regular or occasional use, and the church is used for concerts, drama, etc. For more infromation  take a look at our website:

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Revd Henriette Howarth
47 Kirkgate
BD18 3EH
07731452544 (Henriette Howarth) or 07519189983 (Mike Wragg - Parish Administrator)

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Holy Communion
A short quiet but friendly service. 2nd Sunday of the month we follow the Book of Common Prayer; 4th Sunday of the month Common Worship Order 1 is used. .
Every second and fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM for 35 minutes
Book of Common Prayer Common Worship
Parish Communion
Our main act of worship, using modern-language forms and a mixture of traditional and modern hymns/songs: "Parish Communion" Order 1, with young people's groups; "Sunday Together" is a more informal service for all ages, usually on the 2nd Sunday of each month except August. Occasionally replaced by a Baptism service (without Holy Communion).
Every first third fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:45 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments
Sunday Together
All age worship with wind and string band.
Every second Sunday at 9:45 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Sunday Xtra
Every Sunday at 11:30 AM for ½ hour
Evening Service
Holy Communion with homily
Every second Sunday at 6:30 PM for ¾ hour
Coffee at Costa
We join Christians from other Shipley Churches for an evening at Costa Coffee in Shipley Market Place.
Every first Sunday at 7:30 PM


Wednesday Communion
A friendly gathering for worship (Order 1 is used) in the middle of the week, for those who aren't free on Sunday or who value space for God in their daily lives; not in week after Christmas
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 35 minutes


Messy Church
A new style service for families with young children; involves play, crafts, worship and a meal
Every third Thursday at 3:40 PM for 2 hours
Family Friendly



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
Stained Glass

Cafe / Restaurant
Church Open The Church is open 10-12 every Saturday when we run a cafe: you are welcome to come and look round. Otherwise, we are open before or after our services. Please contact us if you would like to visit outside of these times.
Audio-Visual Hall for Hire Room in the church seating 40-60 with kitchen and toilet access; cost negotiable for regular use on a self-help basis; contact the Vicar initially
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 937
Built: 1826
Architect: J Oates of Halifax
Style of worship: Open evangelical/central
Our Patron: Simeon's Trustees
Archdeaconry: BRADFORD (461)
Deanery: Aire and Worth (46108)
Benefice: Shipley St Paul (46/269)
Parish Legal Name: St. Paul Shipley (460385 )
CofE Church Info: (646529 4/22)
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This page was last updated on Thursday 20th July 2017
St Paul's : Kirkgate, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3EH

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