About Us

SAFEGUARDING

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Kim Palmer

Kim can be contacted in confidence on 01843 582699 about any safeguarding concern.

With all the members of the clergy, staff and leadership team she will uphold the Church of England safeguarding policies to help ensure St Paul's church is a safe, nurturing place of worship.

INCUMBENT VICAR

Patrick Ellisdon: 07895 581064 or 01843 447187 

CHURCH WARDENS

Vyvette Dow: 07983 110029

OUR CHURCH

We are a vibrant, welcoming, Inclusive and Spirit filled church catering for all ages, regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation. 

On Sunday mornings, we have our our more traditional service at 9.15 am, which is usually a Communion service with liturgy and hymns. Then at 11.00 am we have our contemporary family worship service with thoughtful talks and prayers, plus lots of joyful singing led by our worship band, as well as a craft activity table which is available to anyone - young or old - who likes to be creative during the service! Holy Communion is usually the first Sunday of the month.  

We also have a Wednesday Holy Communion for those who need a top-up midweek, followed by refreshments.

During the week we have Open Church on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10.30 - 12.00 pm. This is a chance to pop in and have a  chat or a prayer with with a team member, if something is on your mind, or just sit and enjoy a hot drink, biscuit and a chat with like-minded folk. 

We also have the Foodbank on these days and times, as well as on a Monday morning as well. This is part of Thanet Food Link an independent food bank charity, who we gratefully partner with.

On Wednesdays 7.00 - 8.45 pm, we have our Ignite event - it's church, but not as you know it! Free refreshments, lots of laughter as well as thoughtful bits in between, exploring the Christian faith.  It is fast paced and  we look forward to welcoming you!

Our Health Walk  with lunch after for a £1 is on the first and third Tuesday of the month for most of the year starting at 12.00 pm. 

Thursday afternoons, we have a Bible study group at 12 noon, and a Craft group at 2.00pm, both of which can be accessed via out Edgar Rd entrance.

We also have a Christmas lighting up event each year with so much going on you just have to come and see for yourself. A poster will be put up on the notice board outside with all the event times and activities.

Christmas and Easter sees a change in our usual services routine so please check our noticeboard for updated events each year or head to our Facebook page at St Pauls Church, Cliftonville. 

Cliftonville is no longer the holiday resort it once was noted for and the hundreds of Hotels and Guest Houses that once populated the streets here have since been converted into flats and HMO's, some of those streets suffering from the problems associated with areas of multiple occupation. Several of the old Hotels including the old Butlins have since been demolished to make way for new blocks of retirement flats, but many of those converted flats are being converted into family homes under the latest regeneration of the area. Many families and couples are moving away from London and other areas to these newly converted homes. So, there is a cycle of use within the old Victorian buildings here in Cliftonville. 

The award winning Turner Contemporary art gallery has brought a resurgence of tourism to Thanet as a whole and on the back of that many smaller art galleries are opening in the town of Margate and beyond in Cliftonville. Many multicultural shops and restaurants have opened in this area which is now up-and-coming once again.

The area is slowly changing for the better but the need for Jesus never changes in our lives and we are here serving that need. So come along and say hello, as we would love to meet you!