St Paul's Church
Brackley Road, Beckenham, BR3 1RB

Welcome to our website!  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.  We warmly invite you to join us.

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.

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 7 February 2016


Notes & News 31 January 2016



Forward - January & February 2016

Parish Newsletter No 561 - January & February 2016


Nick Mottershead Ordained Deacon

Revd Nick Mottershead, Ordained Deacon

Our congratulations to Revd Nick Mottershead, who was ordained Deacon on 4th July, and is serving as an assistant curate in St Olave's, Hart Street, and St Katharine Cree, Leadenhall Street London.  We also look forward to seeing Nick occasionally at St Paul's.


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 is seen here with her husband, John, and our Vicar, Revd Vince Short.




Verse of the Day


What’s on this week at St Paul’s:

Mon 8th Feb
8.00pm  Social Committee

Tues 9th Feb
2.00pm  Townswomen's Guild

Wed 10th Feb
9.30am Ash Wednesday Holy Communion (with optional ashing).  In the Chapel
2.45pm  Wednesday Fellowship - Ash Wednesday Devotional
8.00pm  Ash Wednesday Holy Communion (with optional ashing).  In the Chancel

Thurs 11th Feb
10.00am  Babies and Toddlers
2 - 4.30pm Holiday Club Workshop
7.30pm Concert Choir Rehearsal
(see below)

Fri 12th Feb
8.00pm  A Time for Prayer (please contact Church Office for details of venue)

Next Sunday 14th February -
8.00am  Holy Communion -
First Sunday in Lent
10.30am  Morning Worship.
Readings: Deuteronomy 26: 1-11 and Luke 4: 1-13
6.30pm  Holy Communion.  Colossians Series (2) - Jesus Christ

Morning Prayer
St Paul's Church is open
Mon - Thurs 9.30 - 10.00am.
There is a time of prayer, Bible
reading and reflection in the
Chapel. All are very welcome.

Forthcoming Services / Events at
St Paul's:

St Paul's Concert Community Choir - Rehearsals started on Thursday 28th January at 7.30pm in the church hall. We are planning to perform Stainer's 'Crucifixion’ on Good Friday (25th March) at 2pm.  Remember that the choir is open to all, so please encourage a friend to come!  More information from David Storey (020 8663 9441).

Holiday Club
In half-term (Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th February) we will be having our Story Keepers 2 Holiday Club for children in Reception to Year 6. Registration forms for children to attend are available - please contact Stephanie in the Church Office.

Families Together at St Paul's - our popular monthly after-school event for children and families, on the second Thursday of the month, 4-6pm. 
Children and their parents/carers.are warmly welcome to join us for an action-packed programme of Bible-based creativity including stories, crafts, singing, games, prayers, film on the big screen and lots of fun, with the highlight of a sit-down tea for all! And it's only £2.50 per child, per monthly session.
Next sessions: 10th March, 14th April, 12th May, 9th June, 14th July


Each month St Paul’s supports local
foodbanks, including Living Well
(Holy Trinity, Lennard Rd) and
Christians Against Poverty (Penge).
All donations of non-perishable items
such as tins and long-life milk are
very gratefully received. If this is
something you would like to support,
contributions can be brought to
church on Thursday mornings
10am – 10.30am, or Sunday
mornings before or after the 10.30am service.

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 February 2016, 4pm