St. Paul’s Library provides an excellent means of keeping instructed and well-informed about our faith and its application to daily life in the world.
The Library contains books ranging in subject from aids to prayer and devotion, understanding the Scriptures, the history of our faith, the history of our Anglican church, contemporary accounts of Christianity and of the Anglican Church, our place and our work in our society and the world, the relation between Christianity and other faiths of the world we share, and other topics of interest to the well-read parishioner.
The books, more than 600 in number, are housed on the lower floor of the church hall, in the comfortably appointed King Room named for Canon King, Rector of St. Paul’s from 1914 to 1944. It is open during coffee hour following services and when meetings are held in the King Room.
All books, except reference books and Bibles, are available for loan. Simply write your name, date when borrowed, and contact address and telephone number on the record card kept in the book and leave the card at the circulation desk. Return the book to the circulation desk when you have read it.
St. Paul’s Library is a parish ministry funded by parishioners as part of their financial support to St. Paul’s Anglican Church.
All identified donations, for either general parish expenses or the special intention of purchasing books, receive tax-deductible receipts. Donations of books may be made at the discretion of the Parish Librarian.
The Library was founded during the incumbency of the then-Reverend (now Most Reverend) David Crawley as Rector of St. Paul’s. Initial funding was provided in 1986 in memory of Margaret Avery, a parishioner who was tragically killed in a traffic accident.
God be in my head, and in my understanding.