St Paul's with St Mary's Wooburn

our vision

  'To grow together in the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ, sharing his truth and blessing'

 

We are Church of England and of a central style of churchmanship, neither ‘high church’ nor ‘happy clappy’.  Elements of our services echo some of the timeless elements of Christianity and yet we have as our clear priority making our worship accessible to all of today’s population, through a relaxed, good-humoured and easily-understood style of ‘doing church’ together.

St. Paul’s has a stunningly rich heritage. For over one thousand years, this has been a holy place where people just like you have met with God. All the decorations in this church gently keep worship of the Almighty in focus and inspire proclamations of love for Him.  Pause for a moment. Be still. Sense the presence of the Holy Spirit. Feel the echoes of prayers said over the millennia. Experience Christ’s blessing.  While this is a very old building, our style and worship is very much for today’s times. 

Giving to our church

If you would like to set up a standing order in favour of St. Paul's Wooburn, please  click here to download a mandate and Gift Aid declaration.

It is the policy of our parish to give away at least 5% of all collections to charity:

Matthew 6:19-21 "Don't store up treasures here on earth, where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where they will never become moth-eaten or rusty and where they will be safe from thieves. Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be." 

Baptisms

Please contact the Revd Martin Wallington (01628 521209) if you wish to have your baby baptised.  Baptisms at St Paul's take place on Sunday afternoons at 11.30am or 12.00pm on the first Sunday of certain months. 

 

Weddings

If you want to marry in your local C of E church, you can visit www.achurchnearyou.com to find it.

However, we know that you might like to marry in a different church because it has significance for you through family or other special connections.

An engaged couple can now do just that if either of them can show just one of the following seven connections with the parish.

That one of you: was baptised in the parish concerned

  • was prepared for confirmation in the parish
  • has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months
  • has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months

or that one of your parents, at any time after you were born:

  • has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months
  • has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish for a period of at least 6 months

or that one of your parents or grandparents:

  • was married in the parish

 

In all cases involving church services - ie going to normal church services, baptism, confirmation or marriage, this applies only to C of E services.

Even if you cannot demonstrate any of the above connections, we want to help you explore whether it may still be possible for you to marry in your special church.

Church law does not normally permit the marriage of divorced persons but in some circumstances this maybe considered. 

For more information contact Rev'd Martin Wallington (01628 521209).