92 St. Paul Street, Essex ON N8M 1C5
Minister: Rev'd Christine Brouillard-Coyle.
(since June 12th, 2011. She had previously provided interim ministry at St. James', Roseland, Windsor)
Music Director and Organist: Rozalija Lukas.
Sunday services: 8:00 a.m. and 11: a.m.
St. Paul's Anglican Church is located in Essex, a town with a population of about 7,000 with a real small-town flavour. Essex is a 2-hour drive west of London, Ontario and about ½ hour from Windsor and the U.S.A. border. It is located in the southern most part of Canada, which is known as the 'banana belt' of Canada. The town is an active community with many locally owned shops, restaurants and churches. Essex is known for its outdoor murals as well as the historical train station museum. Since Windsor is so close, many are drawn there to malls and entertainment as well as to the University of Windsor and St. Clair College.
St. Paul's original church building was completed in 1882 with a seating capacity of 150. The current building was constructed in 1964. Our spacious parish hall is the scene of meetings of youth groups, church organizations and suppers. Recently, we refurbished our sanctuary by moving the altar out among the people, as well as new carpeting, paint and wall hangings.
St. Paul's has a small but active group of families. The Sunday School is very successful as is the Pastoral Care visiting group. There are three nursing home/residences in the area which are visited regularly by clergy and lay ministers.
St. Paul's is very interested in the safety and security of those in our church family, therefore we are a 'screened community'.
Our two-point parish consists also of Trinity Church in Cottam. This 135-year-old church is about ten minutes east of Essex. We are located at the corner of Brien Avenue and St. Paul Street, one block off the main street.
The parish is in the Deanery of Essex of the Diocese of Huron.