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Brixton church seeks new vicar

At St Paul’s church we are a diverse community growing in our love of God, each other & our local community of Brixton.  We are recruiting a new vicar and ask prospective candidates to read our parish profile attached & prayerfully consider applying.

If you know of any candidates who may be interested in this role please feel free to forward this link.

Best regards

Dan & Lucy

Churchwardens

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October news – Black History Month Celebrations

Sunday is the start of Black History Month.  Over the month of October we will be having some presentations during some of the services and we will also be having a Soul Music night on the 21st October, 7pm. Refreshments are provided.  Please, bring your friends.  Sign up to sing by emailing ben@stpaulsbrixton.org – visit https://www.timeout.com/london/music/the-best-soul-songs#tab_panel_5 for inspiration
There is also an event celebrating art, culture and representation at Southwark Cathedral on the 7th October, 10.30-3pm. It includes a service of thanksgiving, an art exhibition and workshops led by renowned artists, curators and art historians. This event will offer an historical engagement and contemporary contextualisation of the way in which ‘Art, Culture and Representation’ is important in the lives of BAME people and contributes to spiritual wellbeing and a sense of belonging.
Black History is an important part of our history.  I hope you will join us in celebrating it this October.

 

Summer news from our vicar

Dear friends,
I hope you are keeping well.  Summer holidays are among us, so most of our groups stop for a break over August, but we will still run our 11am Sunday service, CAP & foodbank.
We are recruiting for a number of volunteer roles at St Paul’s.  Please pray about whether you may be able to help for the next 6 months.  Check out https://www.stpaulsbrixton.com/about/loving-god/get-involved/
Rachel, the kids & I went to a conference in July called Naturally Supernatural. We loved it so much so much we’ve already booked on for 2018 and we would love the whole church to join us!  To book on and take advantage of the super early bargain rate before the end of the month click here https://naturallysupernatural.co.uk/
You will need to use my email ben@stpaulsbrixton.org to join the St Pauls Brixton group booking.
Looking head to September we have 3 things you won’t want to miss out on
I’m off for 16 days from this Friday, but leave you in the very capable hands of Dan & Gertrude our Churchwarden’s, and Heather our curate.  Their contact details can be found on our team page
Kind regards
Ben
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Sacred Pathways Series Sermons

So what is a ‘sacred pathway’? Put very simply, it describes the way we relate to God; how we draw near to him. Do we have just one pathway? Not necessarily. Most of us, however, will naturally have a certain predisposition for relating to God, which is our predominant spiritual temperament.
We recently started a sermon series which will help us to understand all the sacred pathways, so we can dig deep in ones which will help us and appreciate different ones which others find most useful.

You can read the first chapter of the book sacred pathways by Gary Thomas here and you can download a study guide which can be used in groups, or individually.
There is also an online survey you can do which will help you discover you sacred pathway.

You can listen to Ben’s sermon summarising all 9 pathways (9th January 2017)

 

Some of the other sermons from this series are below:

Sensates: loving God with our senses – Andrew Moughtin-Mumby (15th January 2017)

Activists: loving God through confrontation – Jo Patterson (29th January 2017)

Enthusiats: loving God with Mystery & Celebration – Ben Goodyear (12th February 2017)

Contemplatives: loving God through adoration – Dan Jones (19th February 2017)

Intellectuals: loving God with your mind– Ben Goodyear (12th March 2017)