Groups

St. Paul’s has a wide range of groups and activities held on a weekly or monthly basis. The hall is also used by external groups, so there is normally something on to meet your tastes! We also have a number of resources on offer for your personal use.

The Choir…

St.Paul’s has a large, open and combined adult and children’s choir which meets regularly for practice and performance. The choir normally sings every Sunday morning and usually performs a set piece  during the service. We have two organs and a number of highly skilled organists.

From time to time some of our congregation come together to provide  instrumental accompaniment during our Sunday services.

For more details, please contact our Director of Music. chris@stpaulschichester.org

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Mothers Union…

Mothers Union in Chichester and District is based at St. Paul’s. St Paul’s, the Cathedral, Boxgrove and Lavant form the branch which meets monthly, mostly at St. Paul’s, but sometimes at other Churches, for a Eucharist, a speaker orother event. The branch, known as ‘St. Paul’s and City of Chichester’, is part of the west District of Chichester diocese Mothers’ Union and as such takes part in social and fund-raising events for diocesan projects; these include the caravan at Camber Sands for ‘Away from it all’ holidays, the Contact Centre at Eastbourne, the visiting children’s play areas at Ford and Lewis prisons, and Parenting Programmes. Money is also raised for literacy and development in Africa, particularly in our own linked diocese of Renk in Sudan.
Visitors to our meetings are most welcome!
Diocese membership is available for those who cannot attend branch meetings, but still wish to support the invaluable work by Mother Union for families at home and abroad.

Further details from Heather Hyde on (01243) 785633 or see www.themothersunion.org

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St.Paul’s Study Groups…

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Meet & Eat…

Join us at 12:30pm on the third Wednesday of every month (except August) for a lunch and a chat. You will be served a three course lunch (consisting of main course, pudding, tea/coffee) and we usually have some short entertainment after the meal. The cost is £4 and all are welcome, but we would appreciate a call to let us know you are coming so we can cater appropriately.

For further details and to book, call the church office on 01243 533403

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Eco-Group and Congregation…

We as a Church have made a real commitment to the environment – to be as green as we can be as a Church and a congregation. There is an eco group that meets on a regular basis to discuss how we can make for of a difference and less of an impact! In addition, we also run a number of events aimed at encouraging green activities and celebrating the environment. You can read our latest ecogroup report here.

We have won the ‘Eco-Congregation’ award for the last 3 years.

For more details, call the office on (01243) 533403

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Social Committee…

This group looks after most of the catering and events that enrich the church life. From BBQ’s to sit down meals, quizzes, dancing and more – the social team, along with a number of helpers, provide great fun and great food!  We need to grow this group! to meet the needs and interests of St Paul’s – we need a committee of a multi-age group.  Please give a thought to joining this group and contact Valerie Sargeant on 781998, who will be happy to talk to you.

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Flower Guild…

The Flower Guild are responsible for the floral decoration of the church. this includes arranging the flowers, maintaining them and replacing them when needed. The group also look after the decoration of the Church for special occasions, including Easter.  The Guild are always looking for new members, for more details, please contact Bobby on 780114

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Ladies Group…

We meet every second and fourth Wednesday of the month in the Parish Centre at 2.30pm (unless otherwise stated).  We break for the summer after our first meeting in July and return in September.  We always welcome new members! With over thirty members already, there will always be someone there you will get on with! The meetings include  speakers, activities, trips out, Lunches, Chat and lots more! For more details please contact the Church office on 533403

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Altar Servers…

We have a dedicated team of people, young and old, who serve at the alter at the Parish Eucharist. The team are in need of new people to assist with the preparation of the table and to assist the Priest during the service. ! For full details, please contact Marion Hill or the Church Office on 533403

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The Library…

We have a 488+ book library with a wide range of titles on offer. The majority of the books on offer are religious, ethical ofference and there is a section of books just for young people. The books are arranged by author, and there is a look up list that divides the books into useful categories. The Library is located in the Parish Centre - to borrow a book, please write the details in the ‘borrowers book’, which is located on the library shelves.

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The Prayer and Healing group meet on the last Tuesday of the month. Meetings are open to anyone who is interested in the healing ministry within the Church. Each meeting includes a time of prayer, discussion, and some element of teaching. Contact Eric Crabtree on 01243 786955 for more information.