St Philips Church, W8
The church is OPEN daily for private prayer and public worship.
Come and See!
With our prayers
St Philips is a welcoming and friendly Anglican church in Kensington, bordering Earl’s Court. We have many young families with children, but a few of us are in our 90s! Most of us live in the neighbouring streets. We celebrate our faith, but have plenty of room for those with questions and don’t discourage them.
Sundays: 10.30 am Holy Eucharist
Service booklets can be found HERE
Mondays & Tuesdays: 8.00 am Morning Prayer (followed by Eucharist during Holy Week)
Wednesdays: 9.00 am Morning Prayer
12.30pm (during Advent) Holy Eucharist followed by Advent reflection and refreshments. Bring a bag lunch).
9.15am Holy Eucharist followed by fellowship
Monday Bible Study in Church 2.30 -3.30pm. Come and join our (informal) discussion - usually on the next week's Sunday Service Bible readings.
New for Advent Wednesday 1 December 12:30pm: Holy Eucharist followed by Advent reflection and refreshments. Bring a bag lunch.
Monthly coffee morning at The Scarsdale Tavern, Edwardes Square. W8 6HE - Thursday 9th December 10 - 11am.
For any questions about our community activities and volunteering, contact the Vicar, the Reverend Pippa Turner, firstname.lastname@example.org
“Through a glass, quietly ...”
For years, St Philips has been troubled by traffic noise. And weekday services are disrupted by people coming and going from the halls.
All due to virtually non-existent sound separation at the West end of the church.
A survey of the congregation overwhelmingly backed finding a solution for this as the most important development need for the church.
We now have a project ready to go, which has been approved by the Diocese’s Advisory Committee and is highly sympathetic to the existing look and feel of the church. It involves a lot of glass – 320 square feet to be precise!
There will be a new lobby to contain street noise. We are also going to augment the partition at the West End of the church to make it noise-resistant without changing its appearance.
A grant of £50,000 has been pledged, and we are looking for further grants. Now, we are seeking donations from the congregation to raise £32,000, a £100 for each of the 320 square feet of glass.
Please consider sponsoring one or more square feet of glass for £100 (£80 plus Gift Aid), for yourself, your family, or in memory of somebody special to you.
(Those metrically minded might like to sponsor a square metre - £1,000 or £800 plus Gift Aid).
“Come and See … and Hear”
Virtual Collection Plate
St Philips Church is entirely self funded, and our income has obviously been significantly reduced during the current unprecedented crisis. During this pandemic, we are working to continue our mission
If you would like to put money in our virtual collection plate, either after a service or at any time, please click HERE. You can choose to make a one-off or regular donation, either of which will be very gratefully received. Thank you.
We've made St Philip's Zoom!
St Philip's church have invested £10,000 in a new video system to equip the church for the post COVID digital age. This technology means we can offer hybrid services, enabling both those present in the church and those attending remotely to experience as close to a normal service as possible.
Live-streaming weddings, baptisms and other special services is now possible, and will mean that even those unable to attend in person won't miss out.
We are fortunate to have received donations to cover this amount now, and are very grateful to all those who have supported us financially with this project.
If anybody needs particular support at this time, or can give such support within the social distancing rules, please click HERE.
We are praying regularly for all who are sick, anxious or isolated, as well as for our national leaders, scientists and medical staff and for all whose lives have been seriously affected by this crisis.
Please click HERE to be added to our prayer list.