We have, for the time being, suspend all public worship in our building but Worship continues online at our YouTube Channel Click Here to view and Via Zoom and our Facebook Page. Please feel free to join us anytime.
Welcome!!
We are an Anglican (Church of England) Church, in the Diocese of London, situated within the Haringey Deanery. Our Worship is set within the Anglo-Catholic Tradition, designed to meet the needs of everyone across the broad spectrum of the Anglican Church. We have been closed during part of lock-down three and we are currently in the process of re-opening St Paul's for public worship. Face coverings are mandatory in all parts of the church buildings and must be worn throughout the service. You are allowed to remove your face covering only to receive the Holy Sacrament (in one kind only).

Annual Parochial Church Council Meeting 2021

Our Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday 16th May 2021 in Church and via Zoom. The first meeting, which is called a vestry meeting, is at 12:30 pm, when we will elect one Churchwarden to serve alongside our current and only Churchwarden, for the next 3 years. The second begins at 12:45 pm and will be the Annual Parochial Church Meeting.

In preparation for the meetings, the Electoral Roll will be reviewed and any amendments and additions made. See our notice board for a copy of this notice. We are keen to widely publicise the renewal. If you are new to St Paul's Church in the past year and would like to become a registered voter, please email stpaulstottenham@gmail.com for an application form. If you are already on the Electoral Roll you do not need to do anything this time, unless you would like to make changes to the details we already have for you.

May God continue to bless you all.

On behalf of the Parochial Church Council
Father Staffan Dawkins

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Our Purpose & Mission Priorities

Our Purpose

We are part of the church and family of God in North Tottenham who seek to:

Worship: God in the spirit of true love and joy.

Teach: The Love of God for all people, in our community and beyond, regardless of age, race, colour, creed, your experiences, background and status in society.

Nurture: Those in our community and beyond, as God directs us, regardless of age, race, colour, creed, experiences, background and status in society.

Serve: Others in our community and beyond, through our time, talents, gifts and resources, in partnership with others.

Click here for our full Purpose & Mission Statement

Introduction to the Season of Lent

The season of Lent lasts for forty days (not including Sundays). It is a time when Christians reflect and prepare for the celebrations of Easter. Some people fast, eat frugally or give up treats following the example of Jesus, who fasted for forty days in the wilderness.
People also give to charity, set aside time to study the bible and meet with other Christians to reflect on Jesus' life and prepare for the events of Holy Week and Easter. (Church of England)

New! Our YouTube Video channel is on our website

Click here to watch our latest videos on YouTube

Prayer for the day

A Prayer for Racial Justice Sunday

The Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce has released a prayer ahead of Racial Justice Sunday this week written by Anderson Jeremiah, a member of the taskforce.

Love incarnate,
Fountain of Mercy and Justice
In a world of inequity and pain
May our actions be our prayer.
We cry out for Shalom, fullness of life to all.
Let the Spirit of Truth guide us.
Let the Spirit of Love free us.
Give us the compassion, courage and resolve
to become the light, we seek
that many may see life and their dignity restored
Inspire us to embody a world without injustice and prejudice
Form us into channels of your love and peace
Let the river of justice and mercy flood our imperfect world
Quenching the thirst of parched souls and lands.
Abide in us o Liberator that we become the Word
so that the world may have Life, Life in all its abundance.
Amen

A prayer for the world

God of love and hope,
you made the world and care for all creation,
but the world feels strange right now.
The news is full of stories about Coronavirus.
Some people are worried that they might get ill.
Others are anxious for their family and friends.
Be with them and help them to find peace.
We pray for the doctors and nurses and scientists,
and all who are working to discover the right medicines
to help those who are ill.
Thank you that even in these anxious times,
you are with us.
Help us to put our trust in you and keep us safe.
Amen.

Click here for the Church of England daily prayer
Our New Outreach Project - St Paul's At Work (SPAW)

Food and Care Pantry

In 1997 St Paul’s Church experienced an increasing number of callers at the Vicarage, asking for food. This led to the vicar at the time, Fr Mark Elliot-Smith, making an appeal to the congregation for donations of items of food and toiletries. The response was overwhelming, and this led to the setting up of what was then called and up until recent months, the “Deacons’ Cupboard”. This was tied to the role of the Deacon, who in their year of transition to the priesthood, would be responsible for not just assisting with worship in Church, but for pastoral care and outreach into the community? Some months ago, our current Parish Priest, Fr Staffan Dawkins felt that this project needed to evolve given the extent of need now present in our communities, not least the devastating impact Covid has had on the lives of the poorest.

After much conversation among the Parochial Church Council, we launched our new Charitable Initiative (St Paul’s At Work) on 4th October 2020 at our 10:30 am Harvest Parish Mass. All items donated at our Harvest service were stocked into the pantry, with the help of the SPAW team of volunteers. All subsequent donations will go towards helping those with a genuine need.

The response to this well needed service to the community has been overwhelming. We are now having to make weekly appeals for donations of food, toiletries, personal hygiene items, children's clothing and toys.

St Paul’s At Work in Partnership with the online Charity Acts 435

St Paul's have decided to partner with Acts 4:35 because we believe in their ethos which is about, directly connecting those who want to give with those who are in genuine need of their help, through a network of local churches and charities.

Check https://acts435.org.uk/ to find out how this wonderful Charity works through Churches like St Paul’s.

St Paul’s At Work with You Recycle for Free Cycle

Anyone can Free Cycle at St Paul’s Church by placing an Advert on our notice board or in our weekly newsletter with pic of item. If anyone is in need of anything, for example, second hand furniture or appliance they can make a request by speaking to the Vicar or a member of the Church who will ensure the request gets published and if there are any donors, we will facilitate arrangements between donor and recipient for transfer of items. Unfortunately we are unable to store items of furniture and appliances at in our building so arrangements will need to be made to collect items in person from donors.

There is no qualification criteria and anyone can simply turn up and ask for a food and care parcel or ask for information about how to access or use any of our projects. We are opened several times a week (please see worship schedule). But we now have a dedicated day for parcels collection or donations on Fridays between from 9 - 11 am. Please feel free to turn up during one of those times and we will be happy to serve you. The hope is that once we are able to and Covid behind us, we will be able to invite people in for refreshment and conversation, as they collect their parcels.

The Coleraine Lunch Club – The First Wednesday of Every Month from 12:45 pm to 2:45 PM.

The Coleraine Club is a luncheon club that started at St. Paul's on 15th November 2000. It was funded by a Millennium Grant which paid for a commercial cooker, a newly fitted kitchen and pots and pans.

It is open to anyone and we feed between 24 – 30 people; this is the maximum we can cater for. We provide a main course, a sweet and a hot drink for £3 which covers our expenses.
It takes place on the first Wednesday of every month, at 12:45pm to 2:45pm.

Spotlight Women’s Group – We Meet Every Third Thursday of the Month Spotlight Mixed Chair based Exercise Group – Every Thursday from 11:30am – 12:30pm

Spotlight Women’s Group was formed over ten years ago, by members from the congregation at St Paul's Church Tottenham. Over the years it has been extended to local churches, with the aim of building stronger relationships across the wider community.

They support joint activities sponsored by the church, as well as providing a means for circulating information on health, diet, social and physical welfare. They invite professionals of these important issues to speak on various topics, and have workshops that help and promote health and well-being.

The group also run a weekly chair based mixed exercise class for the community. They also host an annual fundraising dinner & dance evening, donating funds to our church, and to our neighbouring church, St Mary's from which some of their members come.

The group also donate to a charity of their choice. i.e.: Cancer Research, Lupus and Sickle Cell. The group meetings take place in the church hall on the third Thursday of every month, and the priest is always welcome to join the meetings at any time.