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-in-law, 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 Refreshments 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 Refreshments
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 Refreshments
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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Parish Eucharist for the Patronal Festival
Our Parish Eucharist today will celebrate the Conversion of St. Paul, our Patron Saint.
Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Parish Eucharist for the Feast of Candlemas
Sunday 29th January 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
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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: Tandridge (37207)
Benefice: Caterham (37/059BK)
Parish Legal Name: Woldingham (370107 )
CofE Church Info: (637107 37/107)
Short URL: acny.uk/579/
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The current editor is: Catherine Dowland-Pillinger

This page was last updated on Saturday 5th November 2016
Woldingham, St Paul : Croft Road, Woldingham, Surrey, CR3 7EN - On the corner of Croft Road and Station Road.

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