St. Paul's Clacton

Sunday Services

St Paul's is a church family that recognises there are different needs

within the one family. We therefore offer two services on a Sunday morning.

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

This is a traditional service of Holy Communion that follows the Book of
Common Prayer. It last for 45 minutes and includes a short sermon. All
responses are spoken and there are no hymns in this service. This is an
ideal service for those who are familiar with the Book of Common Prayer or
want to start the day with a quieter more reflective service. Service
orders are provided for everyone so that we can all follow the service and
join in together.

10.30am Morning Worship

This is our main weekly meeting and it normally lasts for about an hour.
We normally start by singing a song of praise to God. There will usually be
some kind of activity for all ages to join in with. After 10-15 minutes the
primary age children leave for Sunday Club where they have their own age
related activities.

The adults remain in the main building for Bible readings and a sermon on
one of the Bible passages. The preacher will help us to understand what the
passage is about and how it applies to our lives today. Prayers are said
each week and once a month we remember the Lord Jesus' death for us as we
take bread and wine together.

The music varies from week to week - sometimes we have a keyboard, band and
singers, sometimes music is led by piano and sometimes we have the organ and
choir. The songs we sing vary from week to week, but we seek to include the
best of the old and the new.

Once the service has finished we then have tea or coffee together in the
church hall.

Once a month, we have an 'all age' service with a short talk, songs and activities that are suitable for people of all ages.  This is followed by refreshments in the church hall which everyone is welcome to stay for.