St. Paul’s Church is rooted in and nurtured by the Anglican tradition.
Music of that tradition is an honored and vital part of our worship. So also is our maintaining a ceremonial liturgy focused on Holy Communion, the reverent proclamation of Holy Scripture, and sermons that relate to ordinary life. We respect the time-honored doctrines of the church and do our best to mirror Christ in welcoming as a brother or sister in Christ everyone who comes here.
We are a nurturing parish, and we welcome everyone in the name of Christ. We are dedicated to growing spiritually and sharing Christ’s love through inspiring worship, lively fellowship, and joyful service to the community.
Worship is central to the life of St. Paul’s. Everything we do is grounded in our understanding of our relationship with God, in and through Jesus Christ. From September to June we celebrate the Holy Eucharist at 8:00 am and 9:30 am each Sunday. Click here for more information.
In July and August, services are at 8:00 am and 10:00 am at church and, on most Sundays, 8:30 am at Jennings Beach. For details click here.
We understand God’s table to be a place of welcome inclusion and invite all baptized Christians to partake of the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
Fellowship is the pleasure we experience in worshipping with, socializing with and belonging to a group of caring, welcoming Christians, which brings many newcomers to our parish family. St. Paul’s congregation is made up of singles, couples and families of all ages who find common ground and interest in our intergenerational worship, community-based activities, and inclusive attitudes. Our St. Nicholas Fair and Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast are just two examples of annual events well-known throughout the region not just as fundraisers, but as seasonal focal points of community pride and goodwill. We invite you to visit and take part in our various church events to experience this fellowship for yourself.
Music (September - May)
Music is a crucial part of worship at St. Paul’s. The Choirs of St. Paul’s provide choral leadership at the Eucharists each Sunday. The full St. Paul's Choir sings at the 9:30 service with the exception of the second Sunday of the month, which is an intergenerational service sung by the trebles only. On weekends when the St. Paul's Choir has an afternoon or evening service, the St. Cecilia Choir sings the Sunday 9:30 am Eucharist. Both choirs are anchored by professional section leaders and perform a wide variety of choral music from all periods. Evensong, or Choral Evening Prayer, is sung by the trebles of the St. Paul's Choir on Thursdays at 6:00 pm.
Mission and Outreach
Service to those in need is a basic element of Christian life and faith. St. Paul’s parish provides, supports or sponsors many avenues of community outreach. Our members are active in various programs that provide housing, clothing, food, toys and household goods and practical and emotional support services. These programs are described in the Community Connections section of the web site. Additionally, we provide facilities for local support groups including Alcoholics Anonymous, Adoption Healing, Mothers With Young Children, and Co-Dependents Anonymous.
St. Paul’s in 1863 History
St. Paul’s Church traces its roots to 1707, when Anglican clergy sent from England held services in Fairfield for families who wanted an alternative to the established Congregational Church. Click here to read more about our history and see photos from our archives