Church of England Diocese of Canterbury St. Paul Cliftonville

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.


CHURCH WARDENS

Nigel Clarke 01843 319038


OUR CHURCH

We are a vibrant, welcoming, Spirit filled church catering for all ages. We have a lot going on here with our services, 9.15 am Sunday Mornings being a more traditional service, with entry from the side door, then at 11.00 am we have our family service with lots of praise and singing with our inhouse band and a Sunday School for our younger members. Holy Communion is usually the first Sunday of the month.  In the evening at 6.00 pm we normally have a quiet time of prayer in our River service. We also have a Wednesday Holy Communion for those who need a top-up midweek, this starts at 10.30 am with entry from the side door and it is a shorter than usual service held in the Chancel area.

During the week we have Open Church on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10.30 - 12.00 pm. This is a chance to pop in and have a spiritual chat with somebody and a prayer if something is on your mind, or just sit and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit with like-minded folk. We have the Foodbank pick-up point here on these days and times too. This is part of the Thanet Foodlink organization, not a part the Trussell Trust.

On Wednesdays opening at 7.00 pm we hold our Ignite evenings with lots of quizzes, free refreshments, and talks about many different subjects including spiritual. It is fast paced and full of fun. Please come and see for yourselves, and join in with the activities.

We also have many other activities going on all year round including our own Youth Club on Tuesday evenings from 6.00 - 8.00 pm with entry from the side door. There are fortnightly Health Walks or seated exercise with lunch after for a £1 on a Tuesday for most of the year starting at 12.00 pm, and AA hold meetings on Monday evenings at 7.00 pm entrance at the side door. 

We always 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 in the notice board outside with all the event times and activities.

Christmas sees a change in our 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 many of the hundreds of Hotels and Guest Houses that populated the streets have since been converted into flats and HMO's, some of those streets suffer 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 in the hotels and guest houses are now slowly but surely being converted back 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 huge resurgence of tourism to Thanet as a whole and many smaller galleries are opening in the old town area of Margate and also 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 there serving that need, come along and say hello we would love to see you.