Welcome to St Paul's Church

St. Paul’s have recently officially adopted the Inclusive Church statement.

"We believe in inclusive Church - church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ."

We seek to welcome all people into our Church family without exception. We hope everybody can find a sense of belonging and acceptance and feel included in church life. Soon there will be an opportunity for people to express their current feelings of inclusion/exclusion at St Paul’s, which will enable us all, as a Church community, to see where we are both succeeding and falling short of God’s call. Adoption of the Inclusive Church statement is not just a ‘tick-box’ exercise for St Paul’s. It is the beginning of a listening process through which we will deepen the church’s long-term commitment to including all.

 

 

St. Paul's Church is in the centre of Withington, south Manchester. Click here for a map of our location. 

We gather for worship on Sundays, at 8.30am, 10.30am, and 5pm. All of these services are different from each other (see here for more details). We also have regular activities, and other events throughout the week (see here).

 

 

The congregation includes people of all ages and from a range of backgrounds. We provide separate activities for children and young peoplePlease see our accessibility section for access information. Everyone is welcome to join us for refreshments after the service which is an important part of the church’s social life. If you decide to join us on a Sunday, do introduce yourself to one of the clergy.

Music is an important part of our main service, and we are fortunate to have an accomplished choir. Please see here for more details about music at St Paul's. 

 

 

The Hive community kitchen runs every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30am-2pm in the church hall, in partnership with L'Arche, and the Fallowfield and Withington Foodbank. This is a place to eat, meet, and make new friends. You can find the more information here

 

You can find St Paul's on both Facebook, and Twitter.  

 

Video, and 360° pictures of St Paul's

 

This video shows how to get to St Paul's from the cross-roads, via the car park. It also shows the entrance to The Hive/church hall:

 

 

Alter/Main part of Church (360° picture)

Note: there is a little distortion on the above image, there is, in fact a clear pathway right up to the alter from the seats.

 

Narthex (360° picture)

Note: the above is where we have our refreshments after the service.

 

Side chapel (360° picture)

A smaller chapel with its own alter, often used in evening and early morning services when there are fewer people attending.

 

Note: to get to the side chapel, you should walk into the main bit of church, and then go down the right hand side as you face the front, until you see the side chapel in front of you.