Thank you for visiting our website, we hope that you will find enough information and detail on here to give you a picture of who we are as a church.
We are passionate about being a church where everyone is made welcome and everyone knows that they matter, both to us as a community and to God.
We are committed to following and trying to live like Jesus. This means we look for ways to love and serve each other and our wider community.
We look forward to getting to know you.
Mark & Lindsay Melluish
Our Response to COVID-19
Most of you will know that Mark and Lindsay have been away on sabbatical and had planned to be away until the beginning of May. However, they have decided with great regret to pause their sabbatical early because of the Coronavirus crisis and are now back in the UK.
I’m sure that many of you, like us, listened with great interest and attention to all that the Prime Minister said on Monday 16 March when he announced that we were strongly advised not to go to pubs, clubs and theatres. This raised in our minds, the question of what that would mean for churches.
The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed now that the Government’s new social distancing guidelines do apply to places of worship, something that the Church of England have now applied to all services. He also advises that people avoid gathering with friends and family but instead keep in touch by phone and the internet. Therefore we have to announce that St Paul’s Church will be ceasing all Sunday services and groups, including all Life Groups, from today until further notice.
This of course begs the question of how we continue to stay in touch and pray for our nation with each other and our neighbours during this difficult time. Our proposal is that that we broadcast a live-stream video that will go out this Sunday at 11am for people to connect to which can be watched via this website (www.stpaulsealing.com) or via the St Paul’s App on the Livestream section.
The church office will be operating on reduced hours and we have asked most of the staff to work from home as far as possible.
We want to be able to offer support, as best we can, to everybody and to ensure that nobody is left feeling completely isolated. This will require all of us using our phones, tablets and emails to be in touch with each other. If you are able to, why not follow St Paul’s on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. We will be posting regular updates and information there as well as on our website and app.
First, of course, you must look after yourself. Anybody who is unwell needs to self isolate, as we know, and anyone with a weakened immune system needs to take extra care.
Next, let’s offer one another support. Please look out for your neighbours and if you are healthy and can offer to do shopping for them should they need it, please drop it at their front door and let them know. Please remember to wash hands for 20 seconds regularly and when leaving and arriving back home. The Archbishop of Canterbury has suggested that all Christians practice praying the Lord’s Prayer as we wash our hands and offer the concerns of this nation and the world into the Lord’ hands.
We are suggesting to all those who are members of Life Groups that you find new ways of meeting online and we are sending to all Life Group leaders suggestions of ways of doing this.
Please stay in touch with us via the website, social media, or email and lets together, in prayer and with wisdom, support and care for each other and our nation.
Mark & Lindsay Melluish, Chris Fox
Emma Buck & Nick Becker (Church wardens)
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We would love to stay in touch with you, whether that’s by weekly email, updates on upcoming events you may like, or just so we can get in contact with you personally.
Sunday services are very important to us, but Life Groups are the place where you can experience close friendship and mutual support. We encourage everyone at St Paul’s Ealing to find their group.
Find the support you need
We’re aiming to provide people with an opportunity to address anything that is getting in the way of their personal or spiritual growth. Find out more about the kind of sessions we provide and how to book an appointment.
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Live Streaming Service
Join us at our 11am and 6.30pm services for our weekly Sunday talks live streamed to this website and our app (download on Google Play/App Store). The talks broadcast live, so expect them to start about 30-40 minutes after the start of the service.