Community

At St Paul’s we seek to demonstrate God's love by serving the people of Crawley and the wider world in as many ways as we can.

Loaves and Fishes our volunteer-run café is a popular meeting place with our own congregation, members of the local community and people coming into the building for the many classes and groups which hire our rooms. We are open in school term time as follows:
10:30 – 1:30pm Mondays - Wednesdays
10:30 – 12:30pm Thursdays
10:30 – 1pm Last Friday of the month

Why 'Loaves and Fishes'? It's a reminder of the time when over 5,000 people gathered by the Sea of Galilee hungry to hear Jesus's teaching. With the day drawing to a close, the disciples reminded Jesus that the people needed to be fed but the only food available was two loaves of bread and five fishes brought by a small boy. Miraculously, with these meagre resources everyone was fed.


Coffee Stops are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10-12am, supporting a different charity each time. As well as tea, coffee and cakes to enjoy in a friendly atmosphere, there are usually cake, book and bric-a-brac stalls to browse and buy. List of Coffee Stops for the year.


Supporting charitiesSt Paul’s regularly supports All We Can (Methodist Relief and Development)MHA (Methodist Homes), Christian Aid, and Action for Children. In addition our congregation is always generous in responding to appeals for emergency situations in the world.


Caring for the environment St Paul’s has been recognised as an Eco-Congregation (now known as Eco-Church). Our Eco-team encourages us to recycle everything possible and use resources wisely.


    Fair Trade - our Traidcraft shop is open after the Sunday moning service.


Friary Lunches - A team of members of St Paul's are on a rota of churches who serve Sunday lunch to some of the town's people in need at The Friary, a local Catholic church.


Crawley Open House - Offers hostel accommodation, a Day Centre, advice and assistance to homeless people in Crawley. St Paul's supports Open House in practical ways such as collecting warm clothing for the winter months and collections of food items as well as through regular prayer.