St Paul's Church is set in the tree-lined suburbs of the London Borough of Bromley. It is surrounded by a variety of properties with many residents being daily commuters to London.

We are a Church with people of all ages and backgrounds. We aim to encourage one another to grow in our Christian faith. We try to share the Good News of Jesus and provide a place where people can find peace and healing.

The Church is part of the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Rochester and is a member of Churches Together in Beckenham, an ecumenical group linking churches in the local area.

St Paul's News

Notes & News 24 August 2014


Notes & News 17 August 2014


Our Children and Family Worker

We are very pleased that Kim Curle, our Children and Family Worker, is helping us to strengthen and further develop our work with children and families.  She joined us in February (2014), and is seen here with her husband, John, and our Vicar, Revd Vince Short, following a special service of welcome, which included her licensing by the Bishop of Tonbridge.




Alpha Course 2014

If you are unsure about whether the course is for you ... do come to the first evening
to see how you like it.
What is the Alpha Course?  Alpha is a chance to explore and question the meaning of life.
You'll find out about the basics of the Christian faith.  It involves food, a dvd and
discussion.  It's fun, relaxed and free, and you can ask anything you like - that's why over
22.5 million people worldwide have already tried Alpha.

For more information and to book a place, please ring 020 8650 0501 or
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Dates: 24th Sept:  Supper/Introductory Talk
Wed  8th Oct   
Wed  15th Oct
Wed  22nd Oct                                         
Wed 5th Nov  (Social)
Wed 26th Nov
Sat 29th Nov  (whole day)
Tues 2nd December 



Forward - August 2014

Parish Newsletter No 551 - August 2014


Verse of the Day


What’s on this week and next
at St Paul’s:

Tuesday 26th August
2.00pm    Townswomen's Guild
7.30/8.00pm  Ministry Leadership Team

Wednesday 27th August
8.00pm  Growth and Nuture Committee

Friday 29th August
8.00pm   A Time for Prayer

Saturday 30th August
10.00am   RNLI Garden Party
Stalls with donated goods include
home produce, jams, cakes, plants,
fruit and veg.  There will also be trade
stalls, a raffle and RNLI souvenirs. 
Refreshments will be available.

Sunday 31st August
8.00am   Holy Communion -
Eleventh Sunday after Trinity
10.30am  Morning Worship.
Reading: Matthew 28: 16-20

6.30pm Holy Communion.
Readings: 1 Corinthians 9: 1-27
and Matthew 20: 20-28

Wednesday 3rd September
7.45pm  PCC Meeting

Thursday 4th September
10.00am  Babies and Toddlers
2.00pm    Briefing and Preparation
for Families Together After-School

Friday 5th September
8.00pm   A Time for Prayer

Sunday 7th September
8.00am  Holy Communion -
Twelfth after Trinity
1030am  Holy Communion.
1.30pm   Benedict House
6.30pm   Evening Prayer Reflective.
Readings: Exodus 32: 1-10 and
1 Corinthians 10:1 - 11:1


Forthcoming Services / Events at
St Paul's:

Families Together,
our NEW after-school venture,
4pm - 6pm on the second Thursday of the month for children and families, launching on 11th September:
Welcome café open from 3.45pm, Bible-based activities, stories, crafts, singing, games, prayers,
film on the big screen – & lots of fun… with the highlight –
a sit-down tea for all!   (More details
from Kim, Children & Family Worker,
on 01689 836220

Church Ramble
Saturday 20th September. All invited!
A walk of about 8 miles from
High Elms to Cudham for
picnic/pub lunch.  Meet 9.30am
in Lawn Road, by church halls.

Wednesday Fellowship -
Re-starts Wed 24th Sept

<<  Alpha Course  >>
Wednesday 24th September, 7pm
Supper, followed by an introductory
talk about our Autumn Alpha course. 
All welcome!
To RSVP or for more info
ring 020 8650 0501 or email

Sunday 28th September

St Paul's Open Golf Championship
Friday 3rd October at
Shortlands Golf Club

Baroness Caroline Cox will speak at
our 10.30am service on
Sunday 26th October.
She is a very active cross-bench Peer
and CEO of the Human Rights Charity
"HART".  Do join us to listen to this
very inspiring advocate of
human rights.

Saturday 8th November
Blitz and Bananas -
film about WW2 in the
Beckenham area. 
Tickets on sale in the autumn.

Ten-Pin Bowling
Saturday 15th November.
More details to follow ...

Please contact the Church Office if
you would like more information
Tel: 020 8650 0501, Email:








Live music and praise every 3rd Sunday of the month at 4pm! Find out more about God at our informal service with modern-style worship for people of all ages and from all walks of life. Music led by worship band. With cafe.

Next service: Sunday 21st September, 4pm.