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We at St Paul’s take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. A  copy of the safeguarding policy can be found at,parish-safeguarding-policy-apr-2018.pdf.

Our safeguarding officer is Ann Devereux-Dowden, Tel 07927 138987. E-mail: anndevereux1988@gmail.  com  Also, concerns can be addressed to bathandwells.org.uk/dioces e/safeguarding/.

St Paul’s shining light

Sunday services at St Paul’s have been suspended again because of increased concerns over rising coronavirus cases.

Further information about church activities will be posted here as changes in restrictions occur.

For the present the church doors will remain closed.

Meanwhile, parishioners may wish to contact the diocesan website to join others for online prayer, worship and study —www.bathandwells.org.uk

Reshaping the new benefice

Work continues to shape the new Benefice of Kewstoke with Wick St Lawrence, which is being set up following the retirement of our vicar.

The residents of both parishes and regular church-goers have been giving their views on how to increase the relevance of the church in the wider community.

The churchwardens from Kewstoke and Wick St Lawrence are working with representatives from the diocese to agree a profile of the benefice, which should be fully active with a priest-in-charge at St Paul’s by the summer.

Churchwardens Mike Tedstone and Deb Low are encouraged by the enthusiasm shown by all those involved and are looking forward to St Paul’s moving ahead with renewed vigour in the months ahead.

Services suspended again


Our centuries-old parish church of St Paul, nestling under Monks’ Hill and its landmark steps at Kewstoke, Weston-super-Mare, is and always has been at the heart of this community.

Although the parish and this part of north Somerset is rich in history, with 13th-Century Woodspring Priory viewed from the approaches to St Paul’s, the church today is very much alive, providing a centre of worship for all and hub for the spreading of the Christian faith.

The parish of St Paul’s stretches over Worlebury Hill to the edge of Weston town, to the east embracing part of Worle and to Sand Bay and the Severn Sea to the west.

Our church family is drawn from across this area and from further afield – worshippers who are inspired by the special atmosphere of the church and its surroundings, by the friendliness of the people they meet and pray with, and the range of our services. here.

With the retirement of our vicar, we are working with neighbouring Wick St Lawrence Church and the Diocese of Bath and Wells to appoint a successor. Meanwhile St Paul’s is being cared for with the support of retired clergy and lay members.

Currently, sadly, church life is severely restricted as a result of the Government regulations to combat the coronavirus pandemic but as changes in guidelines occur information will be posted here and we will look forward to welcoming worshippers back for prayer, whether a long-time resident of the area, a newcomer, or perhaps just a visitor to this beautiful part of the West Country.

Parishioners are pleased to see their church of St Paul as an illuminated nighttime landmark.

Floodlights are emphasising its role as a beacon of worship throughout the parish and beyond.

The lighting project was led by churchwarden Deb Low and the new shining presence under the hill has been appreciated by the community.

The lights are on from 5.30 until 10pm, but times will vary according to the seasons.

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