Welcome to St. Paul's Episcopal Church!
If you would like to make an appointment with Father Tim, our priest,
please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the church at
If you want to connect with God:
~We will respect your journey in the Christian faith.
~We will join you in learning more about God and the Bible.
~We will celebrate the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ together.
~We will explore tough life and faith questions.
~We will share a deep and fulfilling faith with you.
Joining us for worship is the best way to get to know us.
Our services are held on Sundays at 10:00am in our beautiful sanctuary.
We also stream services on YouTube - see the link on our home page.
You will find that St. Paul's is a very friendly, inclusive church. We embrace people of all ages and backgrounds. Our leaders and members are men and women who are married or not; people who have or don't have children; people who are gay or straight; people with or without physical and mental disabilities; people of different races, languages and cultures; and people of varying educational and socio-economic backgrounds. And, yes, we especially welcome children of all ages here.
We truly believe that God loves us all and has placed gifts in all of us.
The church is blessed when it can receive all those gifts and make space for people to use them.
St. Paul's is God's house, a place where you can find support and joy—no matter who you are.
Come experience the transforming love of God at St. Paul's church!
If you are new to the Episcopal Church here are some answers to questions you may have
about the Episcopal Church and about St. Paul's in particular:
What is your worship format?
St. Paul's shares in the long heritage of reverent, orderly, meaningful worship.
Our worship each Sunday follows a liturgical worship format:
~The first part of the service includes readings from the Old and New Testaments.
~We hear a short sermon based on these readings.
~We pray for the church and the world.
~We offer our confession of sins and hear the words of forgiveness for them.
~We share the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ with each other.
~The second part of the service includes the story of the Last Supper.
~We partake of the Body and Blood of Christ in the form of bread and wine.
~We pray and sing praises to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
~We receive blessings from God and enjoy fellowship with each other.
Am I allowed to take Communion? What do I do?
All are welcome to share in the Eucharist. To take the bread (wafer), hold out your hands with the right on top of your left. The priest will place the bread in your palm.
Due to COVID, you will receive the wine in a small, individual plastic cup.
We also offer gluten free wafers and grape juice.
If you wish, you may have a blessing instead of taking the bread. Simply cross your arms over your chest and the priest will know you wish to be blessed.
Before and After the Service
Where are you located?
We are in the heart of Gardner, MA on the corner of Cross and School Streets. The address is
79 Cross St., Gardner, MA 01440.
Where can I park?
St. Paul's has a parking lot right in front of the church on Cross Street.
There are several handicapped spots are also available near the entrance.
Additional parking is available on the street.
Address: 79 Cross St, Gardner, MA 01440 ~ Office Phone: (978) 632-0925 ~ Sunday Service: Worship at 10:00 AM