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A light in the dark

Plans to illuminate the church at night with three floodlights are continuing.

The lights will highlight St Paul’s as a historic landmark and emphasise its position in the community as an important centre of worship and social gathering.


Church services to restart

The 10am Sunday services, suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, will restart on 20 September. Please see Home page for full details.

Cakes galore: church members at the annual summer Village Fete.

Tell me a story: books on sale at the Village Fete.

Crowds brave the rain for Christmas Crafts Fair fun

For much of the morning the rain poured down but the appeal of the church Christmas Crafts Fair stood firm and almost record crowds descended on Kewstoke Village Hall to join in the hustle and bustle of a pre-festive day of enjoyment.

Delighted buyers left with armfuls of gifts for Christmas and stallholders voted the day a major success.

Bar helpers were kept busy throughout, serving delicious cakes, and drinks.

A journey back with Rev Gillum

The Rev Sidney George Gillum was vicar when a photographer captured this intriguing picture of St Paul’s Church around 1886.

The photo, from the collection of Phil Johnson, was reproduced on the Weston-super-Mare –Then and Now– Facebook group and shows our church in the days when a cottage occupied the site of the car park.

An interested lady in the costume of Victorian times gazes across the unmade road near a direction sign for the New Inn.

The Rev Gillum was vicar for nine years and, as can be seen from the picture, would have entered the church hall from its only entrance on the south side. When motor vehicles began to take over the roads it made sense to move the entrance to its present site.

The photo on Facebook prompted many comments from browsers who recalled memories of baptisms, marriages and funerals over the years.