St Paul's 150

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In 2022 St Pauls celebrates its 150th Anniversary.  - as we look forward in hope for the future as well as back in celebration for our role as the people of God in the community of New Beckenham.

Watch the introductory video on our YouTube channel as Rev Simon outlines our plans for the year.

 

 

 

 

 

ONE-OFF EVENTS DURING YEAR

Event:              Launch of 150th Anniversary year        Date: Sunday 23rd Jan (the Sunday nearest to St Paul's Day)

Notes:             Rev. Simon will be preaching on our verse for the year and there will be a cupcake for everyone to take home!

Event:              Compline Service, to launch Praying through the Psalms             Date: Monday 24th Jan, at 8pm

Notes:              We begin praying our way through all 150 Psalms as part of our 150th celebrations.  Every Monday, Wednesday and                             Friday we are being encouraged to read a Psalm, at some point during the day.  We kick things off with a special                                   service of Compline, on Monday 24th January at 8pm, focusing on Psalm 1.

Event:              Memory Lane                                         Date: Saturday 26th Feb

Notes:              Community open day at the church, for people to share their stories and memories of St Paul’s as we start to curate                               our virtual exhibition.

Event :              150th Anniversary Service                    Date: Sunday 15th May

Notes:               A service with the Bishop preaching and invited leaders of the community followed by lunch together

 

Event:              Jubilee Street Party                               Date: Saturday 4th Jun

Notes:              A street party on Lawn Road connecting our own jubilee celebrations with those of her Majesty the Queen,

 

Event:              Flower and Model Festival                    Date: Saturday 18th Jun

Notes:              An opportunity for groups and individuals, both from within the church, and from the wider community, to decorate                               the   church in a way which celebrates the past, present and future.

 

Event:              Community Activity Weekend               Date: 23/24th Jul

Notes:              Something for everyone, from exercise classes, litter picks, and movie nights.

 

Event:              Gospel Music                                          Date: Saturday 3rd Sept

Notes:              A ticketed event featuring music which celebrates the energy and diversity of our great city.

 

Event:              Bible Sunday Presentation                    Date: Sunday 23rd Oct

Notes:              Presentation of new bibles, as we celebrate the centrality of the Scriptures to the life and worship of our fellowship.

 

Event:              Advent: Unveiling new Frontals            Date: Sunday 27th Nov

Notes:              Unveiling the new hangings for the altar, a contemporary design reflecting God’s faithfulness, yesterday, today and forever.

 

ONGOING ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

 

Activity:           St Paul’s Garden

Notes:             Marking our celebration with a lasting external contribution to the gardens.

 

Activity:           Praying the Psalms

Notes:             We pray through the 150 Psalms for our 150th anniversary; beginning with Psalm 1 on Monday 24th Januaryanuary,                                through to the close of the year, December 31st.

Activity:           New Altar Frontal

Notes:             A team designing and producing a new altar frontal to commemorate the 150th.

 

Activity:           Virtual Exhibition

Notes:             Key stories and memories of St Paul's with audio & pictures in a virtual presentation.

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