Everything has changed, and so has church (for a season).
#StayHome and join us online on Sundays at 10.15 am

Everything has changed, and so has church (for a season).
#StayHome and join us online on Sundays at 10.15 am

Everything has changed, and so has church (for a season).
#StayHome and join us online on Sundays at 10.15 am

See you soon at church!

See you soon at church!

See you soon at church!

#PraiseJesusInYourPJs #StayHomeGoToChurch #ChurchAtHome

#PraiseJesusInYourPJs #StayHomeGoToChurch #ChurchAtHome

#PraiseJesusInYourPJs #StayHomeGoToChurch #ChurchAtHome

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WELCOME TO ST PAUL'S - COME AND JOIN US ONLINE WHILE THE BUILDING IS CLOSED

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Due to Government guidance with regard to Coronavirus, we are cancelling Sunday services and all groups until further notice. 

Beloved saints, these are difficult times but not a time to fear or be anxious. Our God is good and when his people call to Him, he is pleased to answer.

1. A call to prayer and fasting

Can you please join in a worldwide prayer going up currently but specifically a time of prayer and fasting to ask God to deliver the world from the Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Please pray (and fast if you are able) using perhaps this prayer: "In the authority given me as a son/daughter of God, I declare an end to the spread of the Coronavirus in the name of Jesus Christ. I declare the protection of God over the church and the world in the mighty name of Jesus”

Use these or similar words, and definitely Psalm 91 to pray daily! If you are unsure how to fast check here.

If you want prayer at any time, please email prayers@stpaulscrofton.org.uk or the Vicar (bimbi@stpaulscrofton.org.uk).

2. Cancellation of Sunday services, Lent course, worship rehearsals and all groups

We have been asked by the Church of England to cancel all scheduled services on Sundays and as such have to sadly advise that there is no Mothering Sunday Service at 10.15 am, and indeed all other Sunday services are cancelled until further notice.  This also means that the Lent course, House Groups, Seniors Lunch Club, Tea and Chat, Youth and Children's activities, and other non-essential gatherings are on hold until further notice.  We will live stream prayers and worship on Sundays at 10.15 am.  We are pleased that many have enjoyed our first livestream service on 22nd March. You can join our livestream here.

3. Light a candle

We have again been called to put a lit candle in the window of each of our houses at 7pm this Sunday 29th March and every Sunday during this crisis as a sign of solidarity and hope in the light of Christ that can never be extinguished.  Please join both St Paul’s as a community and our brothers and sisters across our nation in doing this.

Finally, a suggestion from a member of our ministry team to let’s not forget the extraordinary opportunities we are now being given to love and serve those around us and to speak to those who have no knowledge of the Lord Jesus about the benefits of being known by him. For those without Christ, this is a time of even greater anxiety—even panic. We have a glorious gospel to offer them. Do pray earnestly for an opportunity to serve them and to speak of the love of Jesus and the hope of resurrection life with him.

In the meantime keep praising and thanking God for all His goodness and resting on His promise of protection over his people.

God bless,

Bimbi Abayomi-Cole, Vicar

IN NORMAL TIMES WHAT'S ON AT ST PAUL'S

SUNDAY MORNINGS

We have 3 services every Sunday: A traditional Holy Communion at 8 am, Family Worship at 10:15 am and our new Evening Service at 6:30 pm. Our main morning service contains lively open worship (incorporating both traditional hymns and contemporary songs with a live band), a short sermon and prayers. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

EVENING SERVICES

During our new contemporary style evening services when we explore different themes. We begin with a time of sung worship lead by our band which is followed by a short talk and then an extended time of worship to respond to God's word. We do not use any liturgy during this service but see it as a time to listen and respond to God and enjoy being in his presence.  CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

ALPHA COURSE

Everyone has questions. We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view - wherever they are in the world.

Starting soon at St Paul's. We have a host of people ready to cook, serve and lead the evenings so why not give Alpha a go?  CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

FIND US

LET'S CHAT

We would love to hear from you and see how we can help.

Call us on
01689 850697
Come find us at
St Paul's Church, Crofton Road, Orpington, Kent BR6 8JE
Email us
office@stpaulscrofton.org.uk

DIRECTIONS

Trains

The nearest mainline station is Orpington (trains from Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Blackfriars, London Bridge and Victoria or from Ashford, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells).

Buses

If arriving by train at Orpington exit the station via Crofton (Taxi rank) entrance and cross the road to the bus stop facing up the hill. Take a 61, 353, 654, R2 or R3 to the bus stop at Oakwood Road/St Paul's Church.

Parking

There is a church car park if this is full there is ample street parking around the church. Please avoid blocking any driveway on Oakwood Road or elsewhere.

Disabled Access

We have disabled access to the main church and hall.

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