Hidden Gems, Firm Foundations

Originating as a mission church, St Paul, Hamstead was set up in 1865 and met in temporary buildings in nearby Spouthouse Lane. The present building designed by William Davis, was consecrated in 1892 and together with the church school served the mining community of Hamstead Colliery. Coal was the “hidden gem” on which the area relied. Legend has it that the opening to the coal seam is directly below the chancel steps. The font and the pulpit date from the beginning whilst everything else, including the beautiful oak furnishings came before the Second World War.

The organ dates from 1895.

The stained glass windows are of exceptional quality and great beauty. They are the work of local craftsmen in the Arts and Crafts Movement and tell the Christian story and the life of the local people too. The Murals depicting the life of St Paul marked the church’s centenary. Today the parish serves 15,000 people through services, baptisms, marriages, funerals, worship and Bible studies throughout the year. There is a lunch club for the elderly, special interest groups, Mothers Union, Men’s Fellowship, Messy Church and uniformed organisations for children and a Foodbank with ecumenical partners to meet local need.

We are committed to fostering faith and fellowship that all may come to know the love of Jesus Christ who is our “firm foundation”

Our Parish

Allendale Grove | Almond Croft | Ambury Way | Appleton Avenue | Baltimore Road | Bardfield Close | Beeches Road | Bescot Croft | Booths Farm Road | Bradford Close | Bromford Walk | Burrelton Way | Calshot Road | Calverton Grove | Cardington Avenue | Cathel Drive | Cedarwood Croft | Celbury Way | Charnwood Road | Coleraine Road | Coniston Crescent | Cramlington Road | Croyde Avenue | Danford Way | Duxford Road |Dyas Avenue | Earlston Way | Eastwood Road | Ennerdale Road | Fairdene Way | Farlands Grove | Farnham Close | Ferndale Avenue | Foden Road | Fowlmere Road | Garston Way | Glendene Drive | Gorse Farm Road | Gorstie Croft | Graham House | Grasmere Close | Green Lane | Hamble Road | Hamstead Road (evens 308 upwards) | Harris Drive | Heston Avenue | Hilliards Croft | Hillside Drive | Hollywood Croft | Jayshaw Avenue | Kingsdown Avenue | Kirkstone Crescent | Langdale Road | Langford Avenue | Lechlade Road | Linden Avenue | Meadowside Close | Middlemist Grove | Mildenhall Road | Molhay Gardens | Montana Avenue | Newton Road (evens 2 – 188) | Newton Road ( odds 1 – 229) | Norbreck Close | Northolt Grove | Nova Court | Old Walsall Road | Parkway Croft | Perrywood Road | Queslett Road (odds 1 – 235) | Richmond Croft | The Rise | Rockford Road | Rocky Lane (odds 277 upwards) | Shenstone Road | Spouthouse Lane | Stanford Avenue | Thetford Road | Tower Hill | Trehurst Avenue | Turnberry Road | Tyler Grove | Walsall Road (evens 614-934) | Walsall Road ( odds 603 -949) | Waddington Avenue | Yateley Avenue | Yateley Crescent

Mission Possible

Legacies and donations gift the next generation. Please dig deep as Hamstead miners did for us. Any gift big or small is much appreciated

Cheques payable to ‘Hamstead PCC, St Paul’
or via your bank to:
Bank of Scotland
Sort Code: 12-05-65
Account Name: Hamstead PCC, St Paul
Account number: 00354245

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