“Then I saw another angel flying high in the air. The angel had the eternal Good News to announce to the people living on earth – to every nation, tribe, language, and race of people”
– Revelation 14: 6
Meet Our Teams
“An enemy might be able to defeat one person, but two people can stand back-to-back to defend each other. And three people are even stronger. They are like a rope that has three parts wrapped together—it is very hard to break.”
– Ecclesiastes 4:12
Licensed Lay Minister (LLM)
Church Administration Manager
Hub Operations Manager
Special Responsibilities Team
Governance and Compliance Officer
Gift Aid & Stewardship of Treasure Promoter
Health and Safety Officer
Safeguarding Officer & Mission Partners Link
PCC Team Leaders
Deanery Representatives Team
We believe a God-glorifying life should be devoted to:
- Surrendering to Christ’s authority and lordship.
- Genuine confession and repentance.
- Living a Spirit-filled life in obedience to God.
- Proclaiming the Good News of Christ’s salvation for all people.
- An earnest, personal engagement with God’s Word.
- Praising and Worshipping Jesus.
- Eating together in our homes.
- Fellowship to build each other up through interdependence and loving relationships.
- Breaking of bread in sacred assemblies.
- Prayer as the natural response to God.
- Generosity in the stewardship of God-given resources of time, talent, and treasure.
- Meeting to transform lives and communities through social action.
“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.”
– Colossians 3: 1
St Paul’s congregation had its origins when Miss Kate Buee began holding meetings in a cottage in Stoke Gardens. These meetings came to the attention of Algernon Gilliat, a resident of Stoke Poges. The community grew with the influx of Great Western Railway employees, so Algernon Gilliat built a Mission Church (known as the ‘tin tabernacle’) with a schoolroom and kitchen in 1885. He also paid the stipend of a Curate-in-charge under the Vicar of Stoke Poges. In 1905, Gilliat gave money for the building of a new church, constructed by Henry Flint of High Wycombe, and later a vicarage.
The Church, built on land given by the Messrs. Nash who owned a local brick-making company, cost some £10,000, and was faced externally and internally with Messrs. Nash’s best red bricks. The new Parish of St Paul’s was constituted from part of the parishes of Stoke Poges and Upton-cum-Chalvey; the first vicar was the Revd. R. Sinker (shown on the image), who had been a minister at the old Mission Church. St Paul’s Church was consecrated on the 12th of November 1906 by the Bishop of Oxford. This postcard may be a souvenir of the opening of the Church.
Our building has recently been reordered and modernised. The main church building now gives a fantastic opportunity to develop new activities to reach those in our community and better serve the area.
“Be careful for yourselves and for all the people God has given you. The Holy Spirit gave you the work of caring for this flock. You must be shepherds to the church of God, the people he bought with his own blood.”
– Acts 20:28
At St Paul’s, we take the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously and work hard to ensure that we operate in line with current best practice, as recommended by the Diocese of Oxford. These recommendations include creating a safe environment, the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers, DBS clearance and training.
Our safeguarding officer is Christine Isles. If you have any queries or concerns about the safeguarding policies in place at St Paul’s, you can contact her by email or by the church office telephone 01753 531 022 (landline), or text your message to 07483 942 813 (mobile) .
If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk or is being abused or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Church Safeguarding Officer and if necessary, report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.
Other Contacts + Helplines
Tel: 07391 868478