We are called to God in Christ, giving attention to an Anglican expression of Christian Faith in our commitment to sacramental worship, strong preaching, shared reflection, intentional community and social engagement.
We strive for developing spiritual and cultural competency in a diverse and compelling context.
St. Paul’s was founded as a mission of the Anglican Church in Mexico in 1959, attaining parish status in 1966. All of our seven Rectors have come from the Episcopal Church in the United States, an independent Province within the Anglican Communion.
Our parish consists primarily of permanent ex-patriots and part-time residents, many of whom are quite active in the larger community and its many charitable organizations. To learn more of how we express our Faith through public outreach, click here to visit our Ministries page.
The laity and clergy share leadership in the Anglican / Episcopal Church, with an elected Vestry especially tasked with the oversight of matters temporal.
Nine Vestry members serve St Paul’s, with three members elected at the Annual Meeting of the Parish each year, creating a rotational structure of seasoned experience and apprenticeship. The Senior Warden is appointed by the Rector, and the Junior Warden is elected by the sitting Vestry. A Treasurer and Clerk of Vestry are generally, though not always, part of the sitting Vestry.
The Vestry meets monthly and at other times as may be required to conduct the business of the parish in accordance with Canon Law and Parish By-Laws, working with the Rector to develop and oversee the life and work of the parish. Members serve for a three-year term.
GIFTS, DONATIONS AND ENDOWMENTS
The life and ministry of St. Paul’s Church is sustained today and into the future by generous parishioners and friends throughout the world through pledges, one-time donations and legacy gifts. To donate, click here.
EDUCATION & FORMATION
Formation in the Anglican / Episcopalian expression of Christian Faith is a central component of our mission and ministry, as is general growth in spiritual and cultural competency. Periodic classes, small groups, speakers and events are all essential to our weave, as is Sunday School for children and youth engagement. Offerings may be found through this webpage, and by subscribing to our weekly e-mail ‘THE EPISTLE’ (to subscribe, contact our Administrator at StPaulsOfficeSMA@gmail.com)
We resonate with this quote: “We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.” Richard Rohr
Our Rector is available to explore and discuss any aspect of your spiritual development as it unfolds. Contact our Rector Fr. George Woodward: StPaulsRectorSMA@gmail.com
Our children’s program is small, regular, and seasonal. We need folk who are committed to pursuing spiritual engagement for children and youth, and who are interested in manifesting that in our context. Our ‘Safe Children’ policy HERE establishes our context for ministry to and with young people, and we are delighted to align with adults who share our interest in providing a healthy, safe and spiritually prosperous environment for young folk.
Mother Karen O’Malia is our primary contact for children and youth, and may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grow your Faith through adult education and bible study classes offered at St. Paul’s. Our discussions center around Scripture to bridge faith with real life. Everyone is welcome.
While St. Paul’s occupies a distinctive Anglican / Episcopalian expression of Christian Faith (see our ‘LIFE IN CHRIST’ brochure HERE) with a strong commitment to the pillars of Scripture, Tradition and Reason, we reflect a diversity of views, encourage independent thinking, and foster dialogue in our shared pilgrim journey. God’s Ways are never fully inhabited by human beings, and we rejoice in the cross-pollination of healthful engagement.
All co-travelers are welcome to our community, and we affirm the full spectrum of human variation, entirely inclusive of those from questing perspectives, all cultures and nationalities, gay-folk, those who have experienced divorce, all variations of family and single-life, and people of general good-will.