Living, loving, serving and growing together with God.
St Paul’s is an active, growing and Christ-centred church on the east side of Macclesfield. We seek to follow Jesus Christ and to share the good news of God’s love as revealed in Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. Loving and serving our local community is very much at the heart of our vision, together with an exploration what it means to live an abundant, rich, full and meaningful life.
Worship at St Paul’s
Our worship is based on Common Worship with our robed choir ((who are at the centre of our musical life) leading the singing. Parish Communion and Morning Prayer services are fairly formal and traditional, but we offer something different and more informal and relaxed with our all age services (‘anything goes’) and Fun@4 (see under children and families). Our regular pattern for our worship is as follows.
1st Sunday: 10.30 a.m. Parish Communion
2nd Sunday: 10.30 a.m. All Age Service & Uniformed Groups parade
3rd Sunday: 10.30 a.m. Parish Communion; 4.00 p.m. Fun@4 (Messy Church)
4th Sunday: 10.30 a.m. Morning Prayer
5th Sunday: 10.30 a.m. Parish Communion
First Wednesday in month: 11.00 a.m. Morning Prayer in the Parish Centre
Third Wednesday in month: 11.00 a.m. Holy Communion in the Parish Centre
A prayer basket for prayer requests is located at the front of church by the vestry.
There is a full programme of events throughout the week for young people as well as seniors.
Children and families
Young people and their families are at the centre of our mission. We have various worship activities for families and children throughout the year including all age worship every month, with presentations, readings and prayers led by members of the Uniformed Groups. We also have Fun@4 every month which is an activity-based session for all the family based around a theme, with stories and treasure hunts, finishing up with a freshly prepared hot meal.We have strong links and excellent relationships with two local schools, with regular services, assemblies and special visits throughout the school year.
Six Uniformed Groups meet every week in the Parish Centre during term-time and each group leads a service at least once a year.
If you are interested in having your child christened please contact the Vicar on 01625 921858 or the parish office.
Our Parish Centre, which is a Cheshire East Connected Communities Centre is a hub of activity seven days a week from hosting our own thriving Uniformed Groups, a Toddler Group and Lunch Club through to community groups including Knit and Natter, Pilates, yoga and choirs, We are now a dedicated Warm Space providing further support in these difficult economic times.
As well as our Vicar we are blessed with a very strong team of lay people who support ministry and mission and contribute greatly in the work of sharing the gospel both within the church and also in the local community. The team enables many church activities to happen throughout the week as well as the three ‘Mission’ Groups (Worship, Community & Refurbishment) each of which is led by a lay chair. Ideas for new initiatives are encouraged, especially among young people, whose development as leaders of tomorrow we take extremely seriously. Meet some of them below…..