St Paul’s Mount Pleasant is a modern church completed in 2006. It replaced an old Victorian building. It has a small but committed congregation. The worship is relaxed and informal.
- Sunday Eucharist 9.00 a.m. (1st Sunday Morning Worship)
- Thursday 10.00 Said Eucharist followed by coffee.
First Thursday of the Month 2.00 p.m. Drop In. All Welcome.
A Brief history of Saint Paul’s Church.
In 1885 the Reverend Stamer opened a Sunday School over a carpenter’s shop in Bridge Street (Ridley Street) Mount Pleasant. It became a day school in the following year. By 1861 demand was so great that an iron school/church had to be erected and was further replaced by a new school/church dedicated to Saint Paul which was built in 1867.
(Picture of Saint Paul’s interior early 1900’s)
The land was then given by Mr C.J.Smith who was one of the local coal mine owners of the time. Saint Paul’s was again rebuilt on the site in 1884. A primarily school was built alongside the church also taking the church’s name of Saint Paul. The first service was held on 20th August 1885
(Interior pictures of Saint Paul’s)
(Front and side views)
(Pictures of the institute being built in the 1950’s)
All three buildings including the institute were demolished to make way for a new modern church, which has allowed worship to continue on the original site. It also serves as a community centre for the local people, staging many events and offering many diverse community activities.
UPCOMING EVENT AT SAINT PAUL’S.
The Force Youth Group Activities.
Christmas Sleepover: Monday 21st December 6pm until Tuesday 22nd 2pm, at Saint Paul’s. £5 (own bedding). Bookings by 15th December.
Panto Trip: to see Jack and the Beanstalk at the Rep Theatre, Leek Road. Monday 28th at 2.15pm approx. Ending at 4.30pm (please note the ending time may be later). £9 adults, £7 children. Bookings by October 23rd (any late bookings may mean that seats will not be together).
To book any of the above events and to receive a consent form please contact Susan on 07858242194.
Saint Paul’s Christmas Craft evening on Friday 4th December. 6.pm. Come along and join the fun.
Also on the Saturday 12th December 2pm. Informal Carols and Mince Pies. Including a raffle.
Saint Paul’s Christmas: Sunday 21st 4pm. Crib service.
Christmas morning 9.30am Christmas Communion with carols.