Welcome to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westbrook Connecticut. We are often described as “the small Church with a big heart”. We are a family sized church where visitors and newcomers are always welcomed. Like a family, we care for our members and friends and reach out beyond our walls to care for those in need in the wider Westbrook community. In all this we strive to follow the way of compassion and love shown us in the life Jesus Christ.
Our primary mission is to provide a sanctuary, a place of quiet retreat and safety in the midst of a busy world. We seek to do so by the deepening of spiritual insight and knowledge of God through explorations in the practice of ancient and contemporary forms of prayer and common worship, through the diligent search of the scriptures, and a common life of fellowship, conversation and service. Our worship is traditional yet inspiring. Strengthened in this way we seek to go forth into the world.
Our doors and hearts are open to welcome persons of all walks and conditions in life, believers, and those who doubt and question, who yet seek to explore the mystery of a life of faith. About 200 persons come to the church each week to participate in various support groups. Our small congregation actively reaches out into the wider community through the local food pantry and other activities.
We invite you to “come and see”!
Nihal de Lanerolle
Weekly Eucharist: Sundays at 10AM
Holy Week Schedule:
Palm Sunday: April 9th. 10:00 a.m. Liturgy of Palms and Holy Eucharist Rite II, remembering the triumphal entry of our Lord into Jerusalem..
Maundy Thursday: April 13th. 6:30 p.m. Special Liturgy with community meal commemorating the institution of the Last Supper and Our Lord's commandment to love one another.
Good Friday: April 14th. 6:30 p.m. Special Solemn Liturgy, reflecting on the crucifixion and passion of Our Savior.
Easter Day: April 16th. 10:00 a.m. Festival Service of Holy Eucharist with special music, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus.
We hope that you will come and be with us on the journey through Holy Week from Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, His crucifixion and on Easter Day, the empty tomb and the joy of His Resurrection. ALL are welcome.