Do you consider St Paul’s ‘your’ church?
Does your family have close connections to the church?
Have you been to a baptism, wedding, or funeral at St Paul’s?
If so, can you please help us to reach our target so that we can continue to serve the people of Scotforth and Lancaster?
As a parish church, we are here to serve and support the local community in the name of God. Since 1876 St Paul’s Church Scotforth has been a part of the highs and lows of people’s lives, holding people’s joys and sorrows. We delight in the great joys of baptisms and weddings, while also supporting people in times of sadness and funeral ministry. At St Paul’s we hope to offer everyone a warm invitation, whether for Parade Services, Remembrance Sunday, Christmas, Primary and Secondary School services, Sundays and everything in between.
If you are going in either direction on the A6 South of Lancaster whether day or night, you will have seen our beautiful church and its distinctive tower. Unfortunately, the tower is in need of urgent repairs to preserve it and to keep our beautiful and unique terracotta ‘pot’ church watertight.
Our building is Grade II listed and was one of Edmund Sharpe’s final architectural works with Paley and Austin. It opened its doors to the community of Scotforth and beyond in 1876.
St Paul’s Scotforth thrives in being a parish church deeply rooted in its location. When Scotforth was recently voted the best suburb to live in Lancashire for community well-being, the image used was that of our Church. We are here to share the love of God and to serve our community.
Like many other charities and organisations, the pandemic has stretched our finances and we have had to think of different ways to reach out to the St Paul’s Church family and much wider community. Government grants made during the pandemic to businesses are not available to most religious organisations. Despite our strained financial situation we have remained committed to supporting local and international charities, including the Olive Branch, and Indian Covid Appeals.
We are looking for help to reach the £71,250 needed to repair our tower and to protect the inside of the church building. We cannot do this alone.
If you wish your donation to be recorded in our history archives then please ensure you leave your name when making your pledge and we will ensure that your donation to this appeal is noted in the record books.