St. Pauls

Welcome to St. Pauls

For all enquiries Contact; Revd Stephen, stephennolan1@live.co.uk, 01706 560309.

St Paul’s is a member church of the Benefice of St Paul’s Norden, St James Ashworth and St Michael’s Bamford. You are very welcome to visit St Paul’s, Norden, a Church of England parish church where people have worshipped God for 150 years.

This is a living church. We continue to grow in Christ, building on and respecting the traditions of the past while looking to the future. We use a variety of forms of worship – from the ancient and beautiful prose of the Book of Common Prayer right through to modern language services with multimedia support. The faithful preaching of the Word, and the power of prayer are central to all our services.

We have a dedicated and skilful choir to support our worship. New members are always welcome. We also have a young people’s music group to enliven our services even more. We occasionally put on Christian musical productions, and recitals on our new Allen digital organ.

We are also a Fair Trade church, and often have a stall after services selling ethical goods.

Gift Aid

At each service, a collection of money is taken (the amount is up to the individual) to go towards the work of St Michael’s and the broader church. Gift aiding is a way of giving money to the church so that the church can re-claim the money you have paid in tax. You give a pound and the church can claim a further 25p. If you don’t pay tax, we cannot claim.

You will need to sign up for this with the church gift aid officer. It is confidential. You will be required to sign a small document and from then on put your money in an envelope to drop onto the collection plate each time you attend a service. You will be assigned a personal number to be written on the envelope.

Please consider gift aiding when you decide how much money to put in a service collection.

The local community

Whether you enjoy a tramp across moor and mountain, a brisk game of bowls, singing yourself hoarse or just having a chat over a cuppa in good company, there’s something at St Paul’s for you. Talks on everything from Hedgehogs to Antarctica; practical support for the vital work of charities like Christian Aid; visiting neighbours in need; recycling waste paper; quizzes; dances; youth work; mowing the grass; you name it, we probably do it!

Why not come and join us? You’re bound to make new friends — and if you forget their name you can always check out the photo gallery in the north aisle. Stay for coffee after the service and say hello!

Children are very welcome! We have a thriving Sunday School for children between the ages of 4 and 10 that meets in the Parish Hall every Sunday during term time (unless there is a family service – the children join us in church for that, of course). There is a play area in church during most services, too, with books and toys for younger children.

The Scout and Guide groups are great fun, too.

There’s no excuse for boredom in Norden!