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We are located at 1802 Abercorn Street  Savannah, Georgia 31401, on the south-east corner of 34th & Abercorn Streets. Parish Office hours are kept Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You may call us at 912.232.0274.

On Sundays, you’ll experience Mass, said at 8 a.m., sung at 10 a.m., in Spanish at 12:15 p.m. and contemplative at 6:30 p.m. We offer a host of other worship opportunities, just click on the Weekly Mass Schedule link to learn more.

Needed: Men’s Pants and T-Shirts
The Community of St. Joseph, a diocesan outreach ministry to the homeless, is in desperate need of men’s pants (not dress pants) and men’s t-shirts. If you have some pants and t-shirts that you aren’t wearing, or if you could purchase some, please bring your items to the church this week. A collection basket will be outside of Deacon Sue’s office (located off of the Parish Hall). Your help is greatly appreciated!

Convo is starting back
Convo is short for Convocation and Conversation. It is a youth group available to all students in 6-12 grades. Dinner is provided along with games, activities, and stimulating conversations about topics that matter to youth.
Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, youth from the Savannah area will gather every 3rd Sunday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at a variety of locations. The fall Convos feature topics such as Cliques, Conflict, and Confidence. In January, St. Matthew’s will host a Youth Lock-in tied to the local Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Parade. All the info for August 2019 – January 2020 is featured in the attached flyer.
Please invite other youth. For all the latest information, like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/savannahconvo.

Acolyte Festival
Acolyte Festival is set for Saturday, August 24 through services on Sunday, August 25 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Augusta.  There will be multiple workshops led by local leaders for acolytes of every age from grade 3 through 12.

Mother Lauren Byrd to Teach Sunday School
Mother Lauren will be teaching Sunday school starting on Sunday, September 8th at 11:30am (between 10am mass and 12:15 mass).  All children 10 and under are invited to participate.  We are grateful to her for taking on this important ministry.  She will need assistance from time to time and a second set of hands and eyes are always appreciated when working with children.  If you are interested or available to assist , please call Sarah Ward 596-4240.

Youth Event: New Beginnings
New Beginnings will be held September 6 through 8, 2019 at Honey Creek Camp and Conference Center for youth in Grades 7-9.
Contact the Rev. Joshua Varner at: jvarner@gaepiscopal.org or 336-317-0371 for additional information.

Coffee Hour:

The sign-up for Coffee Hour Hosts for August and September is now available on Sign-up Genius:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080E4EAEA62CA4FF2-august

Thank you for your support of this important ministry.

Volunteer Opportunity: St. Paul’s Food Pantry
For over 30 years, St. Paul’s has been distributing food for those in need. We are in need of assistance with packing the bags to be distributed. Food is distributed on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. If you can help with packing the bags, your help would be needed on the Saturday prior to the Tuesday distribution. Meet at the Food Pantry, which is located behind the house at the corner of 34th and Lincoln. Your help is  needed from 10am until about 11am. If you would like to help with the distribution, be at the Food Pantry building at 7am (2nd and 4th Tuesday); the time commitment is from 7am-8:30am. For more information, please contact Kris Lee at 912-704-3332 or Heather Downs at 912-507-4218

Chair Yoga  Heather Downs leads a chair yoga group in the Parish Hall every Monday at 10:30 am.  If you are interested, just bring your mat and show up! For further questions, please contact Heather at 912-507-4218


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The Archbishop’s visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham this past Spring – St. Paul’s has had a shrine dedicated to her appearance in this Norfolk village since 1977 – pray for us blessed Mother of God that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

It was joyful to be at the national pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham earlier this summer. As we…

Posted by Archbishop of Canterbury on Thursday, August 15, 2019

What is St. Paul’s?

St. Paul’s is a parish serving Savannah and the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia in the fullness of the Catholic and Reformed faith of the Anglican Communion since 1852. As a Collegiate Church, we are a parish that maintains a cooperative model of ministry which employs the many capabilities of the baptized in the pursuit of God’s mission.

In particular, we are home to a community of priests and religious that maintains the classic round of worship commended by the Book of Common Prayer. This includes the public recitation of the daily offices of Morning and Evening Prayer and the complete round of Eucharistic celebrations, recommended by the Prayer Book Calendar and Lesser Feasts and Fasts. Furthermore, we provide extra opportunities for the celebration of the Eucharist in the observance of Feast Days of our Lord.

Besides the College of Priests that serve our Altars and call St. Paul’s home, six members of the Parish belong to three religious communities; including the Oratory of the Good Shepherd and two Benedictine Fellowships: the Community of St. Joseph and the Episcopal Community of St. Benedict.

Established as the first Free Pew Parish in Savannah, St. Paul’s has attempted for 164 years to live into the sacramental and evangelistic implications of the recovery and continuing formation of Catholic tradition in the Episcopal Church.

We are Children of God committed to deepening our discipleship, adopting the Episcopal Church as the spiritual home where we live into the challenges of the Christian faith. We see the diversity of our religious histories, interests, and cultures as one of our strengths as a parish family. Primarily we are here because we find Jesus Christ in our worship, in our fellowship and in our ministry and service to others.