Our Mission

Easter Day sunrise over Canford Heath

Meets with God

We believe that as a church we are vitally dependent on God’s actions. So we place a high priority on a relationship with Him both individually and collectively. Prayer, worship and God’s word the Bible are at the heart of what we do as we seek to know His will for our lives and serve Him.

We hold regular services on Sunday and Thursday mornings, plus an afternoon all age service on the third Sunday in the month. St Paul’s aims to be prayer-centred with Christ as its head. So we meet together for prayer on Saturday mornings. Bible study notes are readily available and prayer ministry is offered at the 9.30am Holy Communion and monthly evening services.

Values All People

We see everyone as God’s creation. So we aim to show that He values all people by our interest in them and actions towards them

Pastoral care and growing together in Christ are essential elements of our church life and an important aspect of the various home groups that exist at St Paul’s. The church organises a fellowship weekend each year.

Shares the Good News

We believe that Christ was sent to save all those who respond to Him. So it is crucial that this Good news is proclaimed to as many people as possible. We have a special responsibility to reach all those in our parish, but we are also charged to take the gospel further afield as well

St Paul’s runs introductory courses regularly and church members lead assemblies at some of the local schools. Working with Canford Heath Baptist Church, we organize an Easter Holiday Club for local children. Local schools and uniformed youth organisations visit the church throughout the year. We are also linked to various mission agencies and undertake to pray for their work.

Serves the Community

St Paul’s seeks to play an active role in the local community through involvement in organisations such as Faithworks Wessex and the homeless charity Routes to Roots. A seniors’ lunch club is held every Wednesday and we stage various other social events throughout the year, including arts and craft fairs and a pantomime. We provide an after school club and other activities for children. The church is open on Saturday mornings and has also been open during the summer holidays for people to come in for coffee and a chat.