Wildlife at St.Paul's

common blue butterfly

Some of you may be wondering why a small area of grass has been left unmown at the side of the church. It has been left to provide habitat for all sorts of creatures. I noticed that when I mowed I would often be disturbing moths, grasshoppers and even the occasional frog or toad. This small section has been left to provide a safe refuge and give some species a chance to breed. I have seen several species of moth using the area as well as at least two toads. The highlight for me though has been seeing several common blue butterflies, both male and female, on sevral dates during late July and into August. I really hope that they may have bred here and that we will have more next summer.

Also this year I found a single spike of bee orchid in the church grounds which has probably spread from the rectory grounds where they have been found for the last few years.



Used Postage Stamps
Please bring your used stamps to church as they can benefit the Leprosy Mission. Stamps must be complete and cut with a border. A collection box is in church

Flower Diary
Please sign up using the folder on the table at the back of church


Buy Online?

buy at st paul'sIf you regularly shop on the internet you can raise funds for St. Paul's by clicking the 'buy.at' link on this page. This will take you to the 'buy.at' home page where you will be able to find links to lots of shopping sites including amazon.co.uk, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis etc. St. Paul's will receive a commission for each purchase made at no extra cost to yourself.


Service Times

Sunday morning at 10.00am
Sunday evening at 6.00pm


Weekly Meetings

Service of Holy Communion
Bible study in the Carnarvon Centre.

10.00am - noon.
Open Church
6.00pm - 7.00pm.
Open Door Enquiries


For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope

Romans 15:4 (NIV).

Diary Dates

14th April – Palm Sunday – All age Service – 10am

     Service of the Word – 6.00pm

15th April – Meditation with a simple lunch to follow – 12.00pm

16th April – Meditation with a simple lunch to follow– 12.00pm

17th April – Meditation at 12pm – 12.30pm

Followed by Fellowship lunch with jacket potatoes and Persian food

18th April Maundy Thursday – Agape Meal*

19th April – Good Friday distribution of hot cross buns begins at 9am

Walk of Witness from St John’s – 11.00am, ending with reading at Tesco’s, followed by lunch at St Paul’s and Reflections at the Cross - 1.00pm – 3pm

20th April – St Mary’s (Lace Market) - Confirmation service – 7.00pm

21st April – Easter Day – Service of Light – 8.00am

Breakfast (please see sign-up sheet) – Breakfast* – 8.30am

All Age Communion with Anointing – 10.00am

Service of the Word – 6.00pm




Rod's Soup Recipes

During the recent 'Laws for Life' course we have all been well fed by the catering team. Rod has received many requests for the soup recipes so has prepared the following.