The Parish of St. Martin & St. Paul, Canterbury
Who and what we are - central, inclusive, searching
St. Martin’s - Unbroken Prayer
St. Martin’s congregation feels privileged to worship in the cradle of English Christianity and welcomes visitors and pilgrims from around the world. Since St. Augustine first worshipped here over 1,400 years ago, it has remained a place of unbroken prayer, mission and worship.
St. Paul’s - Without Walls
St. Paul’s without the Walls lives out its name by seeking to break down barriers between God, individuals, and communities. The building both inspires us and helps us meet the needs of others. This, alongside our inclusive welcome, creates a place where everyone, no matter who they are, can journey with God.
Parish Centre and Community - Seven whole days
The Parish Centre is where we engage with people in their daily lives, every day of the week. We meet for fellowship, refreshment and discernment of God’s plan for ourselves and the parish. The Centre is used by playgroups, the Mothers’ Union, and for many other parish activities. Alongside other outreach activities we work with the community primary school to deliver an after school club and weekly assemblies.
Quotes from the Parish
‘When I first arrived I was made to feel very welcome’
‘There is absolute acceptance wherever you are in your faith journey’