Embracing Christ, Embracing Community

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church warmly embraces the idea of inclusivity and diversity. Every week, we come together with one purpose: to worship and honor God. We invite you to experience this welcoming community that has been described by newcomers as one of the most inviting churches they’ve ever attended.

In the Gospel of John, Jesus says, “Come and see.” At St. Paul’s, we echo this sentiment. We want you to witness firsthand the close-knit, supportive community that embraces everyone who joins us in worship.

Our History

1896: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church was built on Wesley Street and consecrated by Bishop C. K. Nelson. However, the congregation was dissolved in the early 1900s.

1954: Several families from Coweta County approached Bishop Randolph Claiborne with the desire to reestablish an Episcopal church in Newnan. Bishop Claiborne agreed and established a mission, led spiritually by Rev. Martin Dewey Gable, the vicar of St. Margaret’s Church in Carrollton, Georgia. Initially, the church met at a local radio station until a proper church building could be constructed.

1961: A location on Roscoe Road, previously owned by the Brewster family, was secured. The inaugural services in the new church building took place on Easter Sunday.

1976: St. Paul’s became an independent parish through a decision by the Diocesan Council.

1984: Responding to the continued growth of the parish, a new nave and parish hall were constructed. The first services in the new nave were held on Easter Sunday.

1999: Under the leadership of Rev. J. Russell Kendrick, St. Paul’s experienced another phase of growth. The congregation initiated plans for a larger worship space.

2003: The Right Reverend J. Neil Alexander, Bishop of Atlanta, consecrated our present church space.

2006: The Christian Education wing was renovated and the Undercroft was completed, providing expanded office and meeting spaces.

2015: Led by Rev. Allan Sandlin, St. Paul’s Newnan achieved a significant milestone by retiring its entire construction debt and gaining full ownership of its buildings.

2019: Following her service as St. Paul’s interim priest and priest-in-charge from 2016 to 2018, Rev. Hazel Smith Glover became rector. Under her guidance, the congregation embarked on planning for the future. A generous donation enabled the church to renovate the Children’s Wing and consecrate a new Children’s Chapel with Bishop Robert C. Wright officiating.

2021: Thanks to a transformative donation and numerous contributions, St. Paul’s constructed new gathering spaces, meeting rooms, a hospitality foyer, walkway, porte-cochere, playground, and renovated the kitchen and parish hall. These spaces were dedicated by Bishop Robert C. Wright.

2023: Following the retirement of Rev. Hazel Smith Glover, The Rev. Canon C. John Thompson-Quartey became St. Paul’s Interim Rector, guiding the congregation through the process of selecting its next permanent rector.

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Our vision is a community where Christ’s love is evident in every interaction, inspiring transformation and empowerment for all who walk through our doors.

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