Welcome to St Paul's...
... in the building and online
Sunday services are now all taking place in church, with Covid-secure measures in place. The 10.00 am and 11.15 am are also live-streamed and recorded on our YouTube channel for those who would prefer not to attend in person or would like to catch up later.
8.00 am Holy Communion using the Book of Common Prayer
10.00 am Morning Worship or Holy Communion
11.15 am Worship for the Whole Family (except school holidays)
Deeply upsetting expose on BBC's Panorama on Monday 19 April.
It flies in the face of the painful reflective process we have engaged in this past year as a parish, where we have sought to confront our own blindspots.
Personally, I was most upset to hear of the use of Non Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in one particular case cited in the documentary.
I was, however, encouraged that the documentary concluded with the experience and ministry of Rev. Kina Robertshaw [pictured in thumbnail], someone with whom I trained at Ridley Hall, Cambridge.
We are indeed a "fractured institution." So we pray that the transforming power of the Holy Spirit would radiate the unifying power of Christ's love through the fissures and cracks of our past failures, to build a better, brighter future.
As ever, please don't hesitate to reach out, especially if the themes in the documentary resonate with your experience. It would be good to meet, to pray, and to work together for change.
The Diocese of Rochester's response can also be found here.
Rev. Simon Couper
Church Open for Private Prayer
The church is open for private prayer from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm every day.
Thursday Prayer for the Nation and our Community
7.30pm on Zoom (Joining details on weekly mailing list or please contact the Church Office)
Foodbanks still urgently need our help. More info including how to make financial donations can be found here. Food donations can be left in the large plastic tubs outside the Vicarage door.
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St Paul's Church
Beckenham BR3 1RB