At St Paul’s; our worship caters for the “very young” to the “not so young” but young at heart. St Paul’s is not just a Sunday morning church. We offer services at 9.00am, 9.30am, 10.30am and on certain Sundays in the month 6.30pm. (Please see Dairy page for more details).
St. Paul’s Church was built in 1844 to cater for those living on the east side of Macclesfield. Its tall spire is a landmark feature on the Macclesfield skyline, close to the railway station and to Macclesfield Marina.
A few weeks ago I was fortunate to enjoy a five-day walking holiday in the Lake District. There was plenty of water and the high hills were alive with the sound of waterfalls. Each day I made a point of sitting by a waterfall as part of my routine of prayer and meditation.
The Welsh Metaphysical poet Henry Vaughan was also inspired by falling water – his poem………
We offer a Wednesday morning service at 10.00am. There are always small groups meeting during the week, all offering a cup of tea-coffee and a chat. There any many different ways in which we can worship God, St Paul’s offers small sessional bible study courses and all are welcome.
The parish center hosts many activities during the week, Mums/Dads and Toddlers, Guides, Scouts. Youth Church, Art class’s for the retired, community choir. Pilates and Yoga. All details are on the Groups page.
Carsillo Group – Prayer, Study, Action.
|10.30am||Parish Communion (Common Worship)||1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays|
|Youth Church||1st Sunday|
|All Age Service with Uniform Groups Parade||2nd Sunday|
|Crèche and Junior Church||1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th Sundays|
|Morning Worship||4th Sunday|
|4.00pm||Fun @ 4 (Messy Church)||3rd Sunday|
|6.30pm||Evening Celtic Communion||4th Sunday|
|09.00am||Morning Prayer using David Adams ‘Cycle of Prayer’||Monday|
|10.00am||Holy Communion in the Parish Centre||Wednesday|
We use the traditional (Book of Common Prayer) and contemporary (Common Worship, Taize, Iona) forms of worship. On the second Sunday of the month we have an All Age Worship with our uniformed groups invited.
Our membership is drawn both from our parish as well as from across Macclesfield. We pride ourselves on our warm friendly welcome. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our services and to sharing a cup of fairly traded tea or coffee with you afterwards!
St Paul’s Prayer
Father, in the busyness of our lives, may we make time each day
to be still in your presence.
In the stillness, may we find the light and peace of your beloved Son,
the risen Christ, who brings healing and wholeness –
that fullness of life which is your longing for all your children.
May we, your family at St Paul’s, be united in prayer, worship and witness,
as a living temple to your glory, now and always.