St Paul’s Church has served the local community for 170 years. Our chapel, hall and gardens are in constant use supporting a thriving congregation and several community groups. The Parish Office hosts clergy, staff and volunteers from across the Parish, while the parsonage provides accommodation for our pastoral assistants. However, the poor state of the current building (built in 1956) limits our ability to serve the community and threatens the continuity of our church in the future.
The current building cannot be repaired and urgently needs to be replaced. We hope to rebuild a new community building and chapel, revamp the garden, and replace the church offices and living accommodation. Modern and welcoming new facilities will enable us to meet the needs of current and future generations and help and inspire us to do more.
Earlier this year we gathered ideas from the community to help shape our vision for the future. We published our Future of St Pauls Newsletter 1, ran an online survey, a focus group, and hosted an interactive exhibition at the St Paul’s Summer Party and the Camden New Town Community Festival. We asked people what they think of the existing buildings and activities at St Paul’s Church, and what they would like to happen here in the future. You can read more about the activities and the feedback we received in our Stakeholder Engagement Report or in the Future of St Pauls Newsletter 2.
We really value all the comments we’ve received so far. Over the next few months we’ll be carefully considering your suggestions and our next steps for the project. Please join our mailing list so that we can keep you up to date about the project and invite you to future events and activities:
We are also holding an exhibition of the work we’ve done so far at the Harvest Festival on the 6th October 2019 – mass at 11:30 followed by lunch from 12:30 – do come along.
We look forward to working together to develop our vision for the future of St Paul’s.