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 hours following Eucharists 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 there 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.
The library is open every Sunday after the church service. It operates on a self serve integrity based system. If you find a book that interests you, all you have to do is:
1. get the card attached at the back of the book you want to borrow ;
2. write down you name, address and phone number on the card,
3. leave that completed card in the small grey box located at the top of the desk.
How long can I borrow a book? You can borrow a book for at most 3 months.
How many books can I borrow at a time? There is no limit on the number of books anyone can borrow.
Trivia: The Library was founded during the incumbency of the Most Reverend David Crawley as Rector of St Pauls. Initial funding was provided in 1986 in memory of Margaret Avery, a parishioner who was tragically killed in a traffic accident.