Greetings to you from St Paul’s West Hackney and welcome to our website.
We extend a special welcome to St Paul's to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender fluid, filthy rich, comfortable or down to their last farthing. We extend a special welcome to wailing babies and excited toddlers.
We welcome you whether you sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You've welcome here if you're just browsing, just woken up or just been released from prison. We care not if you attend church more than the Archbishop of Canterbury or if you've not been to church since Christmas ten years ago.
We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but haven't grown up as yet and to teenagers who are growing up too fast We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you're having problems, down in the dumps or don't like 'organised religion'. We're not that struck on it either.
We offer a welcome to those who work too hard, those who don't work, can't work, can't spell or are here because their mother is here for the weekend and demanded to come to church.
We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, have had religion shoved down their throats as kids or who wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, migrants, asylum seekers, neighbours, explorers, doubters ..........and we welcome you.
If you'd like to know more about St Paul's Church, then do get in touch - our details are on the Contacts Page.
With very best wishes,
Rector of West Hackney
If you'd like to see a quick clip of A Day in the LIfe of St Paul's, then do click here
We're beside ourselves with excitement, as we've been awarded a grant of £850,530 by the Big Lottery Fund to re-order our Church Hall, which is currently home to over 20 projects working with people on the margins of our community. If you'd like a glimpse of what we plan to do, click here.
Work on this important project has begun and is due to be completed in April 2017.