St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
St. Paul's is a community of faith. We serve Jesus Christ through worship, prayer, study, and service in the tradition of the Episcopal Church in the Anglican Communion. We warmly welcome all persons to join with us in Christian worship and fellowship.
St. Paul’s Day School provides an outstanding educational experience for preschool and kindergarten children. It was in 1957 by the women of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church as a service to the Westfield community. The school provides a nurturing and caring environment for the education of the children in our community.
For more information about the Day School, visit http://stpaulsday.org
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is the featured composer in this year’s 28th Anniversary Concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield on Sunday, May 4th. The St. Paul’s Choir, with guest soloists and members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, will perform choral and orchestral works by the celebrated Baroque musical genius, including Bach’s Magnificat in D Major, three Motets, his Violin Concerto in A minor and his Sinfonia for Organ & Orchestra in D minor. Sponsored by the Friends of Music at St. Paul’s, the concert begins promptly at 7pm. Brennan Sweet, Associate Concert Master, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, is the concert’s Concerto soloist. Sweet studied violin at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest, Hungary) and earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University. Having joined NJSO in 1994 as ACM, he also served for three seasons as the orchestra’s Acting Concertmaster. The three movements of Bach’s Violin Concerto in A minor, particularly the opening Allegro with its “extraordinary” melodic theme, but also the “deeply moving” Andante and the final,“energetic” Andante assai, are expected to allow ample room for Sweet’s virtuosity. Andrew Henderson, Director of Music and Organist at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City since 2005, returns as soloist in Bach’s Sinfonia in D minor, performing on St. Paul’s magnificent organ. His musical credits and performance venues are legion: Degrees from Cambridge University, Yale and Julliard; performances at St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey (London), the National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among other major NYC venues. The ever-dedicated St. Paul’s Choir, with soloists and orchestra, are expected to perform Bach’s powerful and reflective Magnificat with “exuberance and jubilation.” Bach to Bach! concert conductor Charles M. Banks “anticipates a glorious musical evening” on May 4th. A gifted organist in his own right, Banks is celebrating his 28th year as Director of Music at St. Paul’s. St. Paul's is located at 414 E. Broad Street in Westfield. Area parking is free. Concert tickets at $20 for adults may be purchased at the door; students are welcome at no charge. All are invited to a festive reception following the event. For more information, please call Charles M. Banks at (908) 451-5082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Credit: T.J. Karns, Publicity, St. Paul’s.
Vox Fidelis, an acclaimed a cappella choir, will be featured in concert on Sunday, March 23rd at 4pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield. Vox specializes in sacred Renaissance polyphony, cultivating and confirming its important role in traditional sacred liturgy. The concert is sponsored by the Friends of Music at St. Paul’s. Vox Fidelis (“Faithful Voice”) performs concerts and leads church services throughout the tri-state area. In December 2013, for example, the choir performed in The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church (New York City), as part of Manhattan’s weekly concert series sponsored by the Gotham Early Music Scene. The group is a member of the Guild for Early Music and is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization in the state of New Jersey. Vox director Timothy Smith, a choral scholar, singer and director, founded the choir in 2005. Smith is the Director of Music at Grace Presbyterian Church, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, and Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Mercer County Community College. He also lectured for several years at Mason Gross School of The Arts, Rutgers University, serving as Assistant Director of the Rutgers Collegium Musicum. Smith has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Schola Cantorum, Orlando, Florida, and the Cambridge Singers, London, England, under the direction of world-renowned director/composer John Rutter. St. Paul's is located at 414 E. Broad Street in Westfield. Area parking is free. Concert tickets may be purchased at the door. A donation of $20 is suggested for adults; students are welcome at no charge. Concert attendees are invited to a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception following the concert. For more information, please call St. Paul's Music Director Charles M. Banks at (908) 451-5082.
The Friends of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield will present a special concert on Sunday, November 17th at 4pm. The concert will showcase St. Paul’s magnificent pipe organ – one of the largest in the northeast region. Included on the program are a variety of works selected to display the unique orchestral and classical voices of the organ. These include Sibelius’ Finlandia, as well as works by Bach, Daquin, Grieg, Manz Schumann and Sullivan.
Charles M. Banks, St. Paul’s director of music and esteemed organist, will be joined by concert pianists Pamela Aslin (of Cranford) and Doris La Mar (of Westfield) in duets for piano and organ, including arrangements of Amazing Grace and Simple Gifts.
Renowned baritone David Murray (of Scotch Plains) will be the soloist in a rarely performed concert version of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s The Lost Chord for soloist, piano & organ.
Following the concert, the public is invited to a wine and appetizer reception in The Cloister.
Concert tickets are not required, but a donation of $20 for adults is suggested to help support St. Paul’s music programs and concerts, which have garnered national recognition for their high quality and appeal. Students K-12-College are admitted at no charge and parking in the area is also free.
St. Paul’s is located at 414 East Broad Street (across from Town Hall) in Westfield. For more information please contact Charles M. Banks at 908-451-5082 or email@example.com . For last minute updates please visit St. Paul’s website: http://www.stpaulswestfield.org.
Customer friendly volunteers at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield are once again gearing up to receive and sort a plethora of books in many useful categories for the 26th ANNUAL GIANT BOOK SALE in the church’s Parish Hall.
Sponsored by the Friends of Music at St. Paul’s, this year’s sale runs on Sunday, November 3 (Noon-5pm), Monday, Nov. 4 (9am-9pm) and Tuesday, Nov. 5 (Bag Day, 9am-Noon). As always, everyone who loves gently used books at bargain prices is invited to attend, browse and buy.
The Sale features thousands of donated books in a wide variety of popular categories. These include hardback and paperback Fiction, History, Biography, Science and Medicine, Political Science, Psychology, Gardening, the Arts, Sports, Pets, Crafts, How-To, Self Improvement, Languages, books for Teens, and a large selection of Children’s books, puzzles and games. Prices are very reasonable.
Also for sale are low-cost videos, software, CDs, records, DVDs, oversized books and sheet music. St. Paul’s is unable to accept donated textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias, or Reader’s Digest condensed books.
All Sale proceeds are used to fund the various, high-level musical programs at St. Paul’s, to which the general public is always invited.
In this regard, Charles M. Banks, Director of Music at St. Paul’s says, “the Friends of Music at St. Paul’s wish to thank all book donors and buyers who have made this annual Giant Book Sale a success for the past 25 years.” Banks notes that “we are especially grateful for the public’s generous support in 2012, when Super Storm Sandy put a stop to the sale on the first weekend in November.” Advises Banks: “We had to push the Sale dates into December 2012 but, despite fallen trees on the roads and a power outage in most people’s homes and at the church, our book-buying public continued to donate, and they showed up in record numbers at the rescheduled December Sale. We were very grateful and pleased.”
“Hopefully, says Banks, “there will be no need to reschedule the Sale in 2013. Instead, our dedicated volunteers are looking forward to meeting and greeting returning customers on November 3rd, and all new-comers will be welcomed, as well.”
Banks notes that, “there’s something for everyone at the Sale. For example, you can find special books for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or birthdays. Plus, there’s always the chance that you’ll discover that special read, first edition, or rare find that will cost you next to nothing to take home.”
Book donations may be dropped off daily starting on Friday, October 18. An outdoor pod unit will be available for book drop-offs in the church parking lot (use the Euclid Avenue driveway entrance). Weekday donations, Monday through Friday, are accepted after 3pm and all day on Saturdays and Sundays through November 2nd.
Donors, please bag your books by category, if possible (History, Science, Children’s, etc.).
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 414 East Broad Street in Westfield (near Euclid Avenue and across from Town Hall). To access the Parish Hall, please use the Euclid Avenue driveway entrance. For more information, please call (908) 451-5082 or e-mail Music Director Banks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s that time again! St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield is seeking book donations for its 26th annual Giant Book Sale. Sponsored by the Friends of Music at St. Paul’s, this year’s sale starts on Sunday, November 3rd (noon-5pm), continues on Monday, November 4th (9am-9pm), and closes on Tuesday, November 5 (Bag Day, 9am-noon). Especially needed are hardback and paperback fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, audio books, videos, computer software, compact discs, records, DVDs, sheet music, puzzles and children’s books. The church is unable to accept donations of textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias or Reader’s Digest condensed books.
If possible, please bag and label your donations by category.
You may drop off your donations daily starting on Friday, October 18. An outdoor pod unit will be available for book drop-off in the church parking lot (use the Euclid Avenue entrance). Weekday donations, Monday through Friday, are accepted after 3:00 pm and all day on Saturdays and Sundays through November 2nd.
The Friends of Music at St. Paul’s wish to thank all book donors and buyers who have made this annual Giant Book Sale a success for the past 25 years. We are especially grateful for your generous participation in 2012, when Super Storm Sandy put a stop to the sale on the first weekend in November. The sale had to be rescheduled for December 9-11, 2012. Despite Sandy-related difficulties, however, Sale devotees continued to donate and we had a record turn-out in December.
All Sale proceeds are used to fund the various and wonderful musical programs at St. Paul’s.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 414 East Broad Street (near Euclid Avenue and across from Town Hall), in Westfield, NJ 07090. For further information, please call 908-451-5082 X17, or e-mail Director of Music Charles M. Banks, email@example.com.