Church of England Diocese of London St. Paul, St. Marylebone

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Accessible (unisex), female and male toilets & shower are available in the church

Baby changing facilities are available in our unisex accessible toilet

Bikes can be locked to the iron-railings outside the church

We have a newly refurbished accessible toilet

We host a number of groups which are actively autism and asperger aware - including Abingdon House School, Foodcycle Community Meal, Barnabas Mental Health Group and our church school, Christ Church Bentinck CE Primary School. We also seek to be actively aware and accessible in our worship gatherings.

We have a fully accessible building with ramp access to the entrance & exit and fully-accessible toilet facilities.

We have a hearing (induction) loop in the church which is used regularly by members of the church or community groups.

We provide copies of all our service sheets and hymn books in large print.

Assistance dogs are welcome at this venue.

We hold a community coffee morning on the first Wednesday of the month, providing free transport for those in the local area who would otherwise find it hard to attend. We offer a warm welcome to those living with Dementia and their carers. We enjoy homemade cakes, coffee & tea and enjoy singing some old-time songs together. There is also a stall selling Fair-trade products, homemade jams & marmalades and greetings cards.
On Wednesday evenings we hold a free community meal and welcome those living with Dementia and their carers. A warm atmosphere, friendly conversation and good food (vegetarian) offers a welcoming space to enjoy one another's company and make new friends.


Our Building

We recently gained the Bronze Award - highlighting our work on food waste & food poverty; solar panels, LED lighting, our child-led Climate Club and gardening projects.


Music and Worship

A fantastic venue and wonderful acoustic for live music and concerts

Our organ is used in our weekly Sunday worship, alongside piano & singers

We share in a BCP Eucharist on the first Friday of the month at 8.30am. We share in BCP Morning Prayer on Tuesday mornings.

Our community choir gathers on Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm - all welcome!
Our singing class for over 50s is on Wednesday mornings at 10.30am.

Singing group, piano and guitar


Groups, Courses and Activities

We offer a weekly Bible study, Bible Brunch, and seasonal courses in Christian faith and nurture, including preparation for Baptism, Confirmation and Reception to Holy Communion (for children & adults); and we encourage those new to the Christian faith or returning to church to share in the nurture courses.

AA meets three times a week in the church and we actively support these programmes. Please see the calendar on the website for more details. We also offer support through weekly groups such as Barnabas Mental Health Support Group. We can also make referral to local community support groups if needed.

We run an After-School Choir Club on Tuesdays in term-time from 3.45-5pm (ages 5-11)

The Beaver Group meets on Friday evenings at St Paul's Church

A weekly Bible study, Bible Brunch, takes place on Wednesdays at 11am-12noon - all welcome.

We hold a community coffee morning on the first Wednesday of every month - homemade cakes, coffee & tea, Fairtrade Stall, homemade jam & marmalade and greetings cards for sale; sing-a-long; Dementia friendly; transport provided for local people who would otherwise not be able to attend (provided by NeighbourCare Transport)

We hold lots of community events throughout the week - with hundreds of people enjoying the church space for a variety of events, classes, groups and gatherings - please see the website for more information.

Foodcycle Community Meal every Wednesday at 6.30pm - a free 3-course community meal in a welcoming space with good conversation & healthy (vegetarian) food - a wonderful way to meet new people and enjoy some good home-style cooking in a friendly environment.

Counselling and Psychotherapy are offered through Fresh Start, based in the church building.

Discipleship & nurture courses are offered throughout the year especially to those new to faith or exploring the Christian faith or returning to church. Please speak to the ministers if you're interested in these courses.

A number of exercise and fitness classes meet in the church including Fencing, Tai Chi, Yoga, Zumba, Line Dancing, 5 Rhythms Dance, Tango, Aikido - please see the website for more information

On Wednesday mornings we offer classes for over 50s including singing for health & Zumba; we also offer classes in partnership with local organisations and groups. Please see the website for further information.

We offer sports activities during the holidays through our partnership organisations and groups hiring the church; we also host community meals & FISH (Food in School Holidays) - please contact the office for more information.

During the winter months (October-December) we offer a weekly Night Shelter (Friday Nights) to those who sleep on the streets in partnership with Westminster Churches Night Shelter. Please speak to the office for more information or if you would like to volunteer.

We offer a weekly support group for mental health, Barnabas Group, on Mondays from 3-5pm. We also offer a warm welcome to our weekly community meal (Wednesdays 6.30pm).

We hold Messy Church & Cafe Church gatherings on Sunday mornings at various points during the year - please see the website for more information.

We host the Westminster Churches Night Shelter on Friday nights during the winter months (October-December)

Coffee Morning (10.30-12noon First Wednesday of the month)
Singing Classes (Wednesdays 10.30am & Tuesdays 6-7pm)
Computer Classes (Wednesdays in term-time, 10-11am)
Bingo ( First Friday of the month, 3pm)

Parenting Classes are offered through our partnership with Homestart, whose offices are located in the church building.

Monkey Music (Thursdays)
Hartbeeps (Thursdays)
Toddler Sports & Activity Groups
HomeStart Westminster (offices located in the church building)

Foodcycle Marylebone - Community Meal - fighting food poverty & social isolation
Wellbeing Classes & Groups
Church Street Ward Neighbourhood Forum - engaging with issues facing the local community, like housing, community facilities, youth work, etc...
Soup Project on Fridays - working in partnership with adults with learning difficulties to provide a hot soup lunch to the over 50s in our community

There are lots of opportunities for volunteering in the life of St Paul's through our many events and outreach activities - please speak to the office or chat with one of the ministers after the Sunday service


Help for Visitors

Free wifi
Church Open

Other Features

FairTrade

We work in partnership with North Paddington Foodbank and can provide foodbank vouchers for those living in the local area.

Follow the Star on the website for more information about our Christmas services and activities for children and families

Sound system
Projector & large screen (suitable for movie-nights!)
Office space with projector & screen

St Paul's is situated in the Rossmore Road Conservation Area just off Lisson Grove

We serve the Lisson Green and Church Street Estates - one of the most densely populated wards in London (and the UK) and an area of multiple deprivation. As a church we are engaged in our local community to combat food poverty, social isolation, mental ill-health, child poverty, housing-shortage & overcrowding and environmental issues (pollution & child health) - and we offer many groups and activities to promote wellbeing and the flourishing of our community.

We offer a warm invitation to those who would like to come back to church or those enquiring about the Christian faith - please join us, we look forward to welcoming you into the life of St Paul's Church. Please speak to one of the ministers if you would like to find out more about the Christian faith or the life of the church.

Our multi-purpose church space is used by numerous groups throughout the week for a huge range of activities. The space is available to hire. Please contact the office to speak to the administrator about hiring the church.