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F. A. Qs.

I'm New, what should I know about St. Paul's?

St. Paul's Church is an historic Episcopal church located in the heart of Nantucket. We are a community of people who pray and often work together and share our belief in Christ across the Nantucket Community.  We happily welcome new members and believe we offer a caring, nurturing and warm embrace. We are casual, come as you are or in what makes you comfortable.


Music

Music is an important part of our faith at St. Paul's Church. We have a successful and growing music program that includes not only adult and children's choirs, but also a handbell choir and occasional recitals.

 

Worship Services

Holy Eucharist Services are held on Sundays at 8:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. During the winter months there is one service at 9:30 A.M. Holy Eucharist Services are also held throughout the year on Wednesdays at 8:30 A.M. St. Paul's Church welcomes all to the communion table.

 

Questions for the Rector

If I have never attended an Episcopal Church, how can I learn more about what are the tenets of the Episcopal Church and about St. Paul's?

The Rector would be pleased to answer your questions.

How do I contact the rector in an emergency?

Call the office and ring extension (11). Instructions about how to reach the Rector are available if there is no answer.  

A relative or friend is in the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Can you visit them?

Please call the office and talk to the Rector about visiting your friend. There are several people who do visitations and the Rector will make sure that someone follows through as appropriate for the circumstances..

How do I add someone to the prayer list?


Call or e-mail the office and ask the Administrator to place the person on the list. We usually keep people on the list for 4 weeks. If you want it to continue longer, then call and renew the request at the end of that time.

Are there clergy in Boston who can visit someone at Mass General?

This can be arranged of course. Please call the Rector to to make the arrangements for you. Also each hospital has a chaplain that is available. Sometimes they are Episcopal clergy and sometimes other denominations.

Can St. Paul's assist me in finding housing while a loved one is in an off island hospital.

Please discuss this pastoral issue with the .

How can I arrange a private confession?

Call the Rector and make an appointment at a time that is convenient for both of you.

How can I get spiritual counseling?

Please call the Rector for an appointment.

Questions for the Church Office

How do I report a maintenance issue? A maintenance emergency?

Please call the office and leave a message with the Administrator.

How do I get on the mailing list for the bulletin and newsletter?

Contact the Administrator, by emailing and leaving your contact information.

How do I get something into the weekly Bulletin? When is the deadline?

The deadline is usually Wednesday morning. Contact the  to submit articles or notices.

Are recent Sermons or Bulletins available on line? 

Both Sermons and Bulletins are available on this website under Resources.

What's going on at St Paul's this week?

Please refer the the section of this website titled This Week at St. Paul’s

When is the church open to visitors?

The church is open for visitors each day from 8:00am until dusk.

How do I get married at St. Paul's?

Please find the Wedding Planner for answers to many questions about having a wedding at St. Paul’s.

Can I rent the kitchen and hall for a private event?

Yes! Please contact the Parish Administrator for for the information and the terms on how these facilities may be made available.

Questions about Outreach/Contributing

How do I donate altar flowers?

Please call the office to arrange for this donation.

I would like to have support that might be available from Community Resources.

Contact the Rector or (who is here during the summer months).

How do I volunteer to help at the Church or with community outreach?

Contact the one of the co-wardens or the Deacon who is here during summer months. 

Questions about Worship Services

How do I make suggestions about worship? Music? Programs? Christian Education? Outreach?

Join the choir! Volunteer for programs! Volunteer for Christian Education! Volunteer for Outreach ministries. The people are the ministers of the church and suggestions by those involved and working to serve the many ministries are listened to and become part of the planning.

How do I volunteer to help with services by greeting, ushering, reading lessons?

Contact the Verger, Curtis Barnes.