St Paul’s is blessed to have links beyond the parish and its immediate neighbours. As a parish in the Church of England, St Paul’s enjoys being part of much more extended family that stretches across the country and the globe. See below to understand bit more about our relationships.
Diocese of London
The Parish of St Paul’s is under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of London within the Diocese of London. The heart of the Diocese is St Paul’s Cathedral. The Diocese of London covers 277 square miles of Greater London north of the River Thames.
Church of England
The Diocese of London is one of 41 dioceses within England. Every bit of England is under the care of a diocese (and within the diocese a parish), which means all people who live in England have access to pastoral care, as well as services for important occasions such as baptisms, weddings, and funerals.
The Church of England is the ‘mother church’ of the Anglican Communion, a global communion of national and regional churches (called provinces) that share historical and doctrinal links with the Church of England. There are about 85 million Anglicans across the world, making it the third-largest Christian Church in the world, after the Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church.
Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham
The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (which is in Walsingham, Norfolk) has been a destination of Christian pilgrimage since the 11th century. The Shrine was destroyed during the turbulent times of Henry VIII, but pilgrimages to the Shrine persisted, and the Anglican Shrine was rebuilt in the early 20th century. As pilgrimages have grown in popularity in recent decades, thousands now visit the Shrine every year. The Shrine is also at the centre of restoring ecumenical relationships, especially between Anglican, Romans Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Methodist Christians. St Paul’s, Harringay is proud to be a parish that regularly makes pilgrimages to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.