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of Birmingham, UK
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ďThere is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.Ē Galatians 3.28
'St. Paulís welcomes everyone to join us in worshipping God. If you are a regular churchgoer, or if you have never been to church before, you are very welcome here. Perhaps you have a relationship with God already, praying in times of need or using prayers remembered from childhood. Perhaps you have never experienced God in your life. Whatever your experience we would love to welcome you to St. Paulís. We have a number of different services - quiet, said services and full sung services. We also have a prayer corner if you simply wish to come and pray quietly on your own. Whatever brings you through our doors we hope you will find a warm welcome and will want to return.'
Rev'd Mary Gilbert, Vicar
St Paul's is in the Jewellery Quarter, a busy area dedicated to jewellery making, and other arts and industries. There is also a growing number of apartment blocks in renovated historic buildings. The church is set in a timeless Georgian square, with rolling lawns and tree-lined walks. Green spaces are rare in cities - we think St Paul's Square is one of the most beautiful. The church is a place for prayer, and is of great historical interest.
What we believe
- St Paulís Church belongs to the Church of England Diocese of Birmingham. As such it is part of the one, holy, catholic (universal) and apostolic Christian Church.
- The St Paulís community worships the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- We speak and teach the Christian faith as it is revealed in Scripture (the Old and New Testament of the Holy Bible) and as it is set forth in the catholic creeds (the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed).
- We are called by God to proclaim this Christian faith in fresh and relevant new expressions in every generation.
St. Paulís is an 'Inclusive Church'. We affirm that the Church's mission, in obedience to Holy Scripture, is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in every generation.
We acknowledge that this is Good News for people regardless of their sex, race or sexual orientation. We believe that, in order to strengthen the Gospel's proclamation of justice to the world, and for the greater glory of God, the Church's own common life must be justly ordered. To that end, we call on our Church to live out the promise of the Gospel; to celebrate the diverse gifts of all members of the body of Christ; and in the ordering of our common life to open the ministries of deacon, priest and bishop to those so called to serve by God, regardless of their sex, race or sexual orientation.