Woldingham, St Paul, Woldingham

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A church in Woldingham was first mentioned in 1270; that church being then, as now, St Agatha's, about half a mile south of the village green. With the growth of the village's population in Victorian times, a new, larger, wooden church dedicated to St Paul, was built in 1905 on the site of the current village hall.

However, as Woldingham continued to grow in the 1920s and 1930s, Mr Alexander Shaw, later Lord Craigmyle, in memory of his father, the Earl of Inchcape, decided to donate a new St Paul's to the village.

The church was designed by Sir Herbert Baker in a medieval style and built of flint and stone in 1933. The lettering "Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace" behind the alter is set in agates donated by the Nizam of Hyderabad. The colourful, stained-glass windows were designed by Douglas Strachan and H Hendrie.

In 2007, a new church room, in total harmony with the style of the existing building, was added to St Paul's.

For further information about St Paul's, click on 'About the Church' under 'Related Pages' below.

In recent years, St Paul's has been blessed to see a growing attendance of new worshippers, particularly amongst young families moving to the village.

All Christians, as well as non-Christians, are welcome to visit St Paul's.

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The Revd Dr Catherine Dowland-Pillinger
The Rectory, Station Road, Woldingham, Surrey CR3 7DD
(01883) 652192 (Vicar)

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Sung Eucharist
Our main service of the week when we come together to worship God in words and song and share in the Eucharist. Everyone is welcome both at the service and to join us for tea or coffee afterwards in our church room.
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Footsteps Sunday School
On the third Sunday in the month, our Footsteps Sunday School group meets. Children of all ages are welcome; they must be accompanied by a parent or career. The children meet in the church and are present for the beginning of the main service, then go out to the Church Room for their own activities. They return in time to receive a blessing during the Communion before showing the congregation what they have made in their session. Everyone is welcome to stay for coffee afterwardss.
Every third Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee
Footsteps Service
An informal service particularly intended for families with younger children (though everyone is welcome). 11.30am on the first Sunday of each month, gathering for coffee in the church room from 11.15am.
Every first Sunday at 11:30 AM for ½ hour
BCP Choral Evensong
If you would like to attend Evensong, an Evensong service is held at St Paul's, usually held every first Sunday of the month at 6.00pm.
Every first Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Book of Common Prayer


Footsteps on Fridays
A monthly after school club for children of all ages, accompanied by a parent or carer. We gather over refreshements from 3.15pm, then from 3.45pm the children take part in a variety of activities - storytelling, craft, games etc., finishing by 4.30pm.
Every first Friday at 3:15 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly creche Coffee
Church Choir Rehearsal
The Church Choir meets for rehearsal. If you can sing, David Ridout, our church organist, would be delighted to see you. Even if you cannot commit yourself to come regularly, we would love to see you. We are especially in need of male voices!
Every Friday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
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Woodlea School end of term assembly
Woodlea School's pupils come to St. Paul's for their end of term assembly, thinking about the story of Palm Sunday and Holy Week.
Friday 27th March 2015 at 9:30 AM for ¾ hour
Eucharist for Palm Sunday
Our special Eucharist to remember Jesus' entry into Jerusalem at the start of Holy Week. The Footsteps Sunday School will be joining us to lead the procession with palm crosses as we hear the story of the first Palm Sunday.
Sunday 29th March 2015 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Eucharist for Wednesday of Holy Week
St. Paul's hosts the churches of the Caterham Team for this Eucharist for the Wednesday of Holy Week. The preacher will be the Team Rector, the Revd. Duncan Swan.
Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 8:00 PM for 50 minutes
Eucharist for Maundy Thursday
Our Maundy Thursday Eucharist, with the Reception of the Oils, Washing of Feet and Stripping of Altars. Followed by the Watch until 10pm.
Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 8:00 PM for 1½ hours
Good Friday Children's Workshop
Good Friday event for children and families. Registration from 10.30am in the Church Room. From 10.45am, hearing the Holy Week and Easter stories and joining in crafts and activities. Help to make the Easter Garden. Ends in time for the All Age service in church at 111.45am. Further information from Victoria on 07970 509768 or [email protected] - places must be booked in advance.
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
All Age Service for Good Friday
All Age Service to remember the events of Good Friday. This is timed to follow just after the Children's Workshop, but is also open to those who have not attended the workshop.
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 11:45 AM for 20 minutes
Liturgy of Good Friday
Liturgy of Good Friday, with the Passion Gospel reading and Mass of the Pre-sanctified.
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 2:00 PM for 1 hour
The Footsteps Good Friday workshop is in the morning today, and there will be no afternoon Footsteps meeting.
Friday 3rd April 2015 at 3:15 PM for 1½ hours
First Mass of Easter
The Vigil Readings, Easter Fire, Easter Candle and Exsultet and the First Mass of Easter. The start of our Easter celebrations.
Saturday 4th April 2015 at 8:00 PM for 1½ hours
Easter Day Eucharist
Join us to celebrate Easter and the Resurrection of Christ. The Footsteps Sunday School will be taking part in their own activities and joining in an Easter Egg Hunt after the service!
Sunday 5th April 2015 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
There will be no Footsteps Family Service at 11.30am today. The Footsteps Group will be meeting during our Easter Day Eucharist at 10am and taking part in an Easter Egg Hunt after the service.
Sunday 5th April 2015 at 11:30 AM for ½ hour
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 579
Built: 1933
Architect: Sir Herbert Baker
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: The Bishop
Archdeaconry: REIGATE (372)
Deanery: CATERHAM (37206)
Benefice: Caterham (37/059BK)
Parish Legal Name: Woldingham (370107 37/107)
CofE Church Info: (637107 37/107)
Short URL: acny.uk/579/
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The current editor is: Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

Woldingham, St Paul : Croft Road, On the corner of Croft Road and Station Road., Woldingham, Surrey, CR3 7EN

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