Special events

Community Day

Our annual Community Day is held on the first or second Saturday of May and is a fantastic celebration of the local and wider community. With refreshments, games, charity stalls, dancing, music and much more, this is an event not to be missed. Up to a thousand people pass through the St Paul’s site, enjoying a fun day out as well as raising money for the parish. Do come along, and if you would like to help with the Community Day for 2018 please contact the parish office.

Parish camping

This has become an annual event, with 40–50 of the congregation camping in the New Forest or making a day-trip to visit. In 2017 it will run on 1–3 September. The weekend usually includes swimming, walking, beer, ice creams and sitting and chatting around the fire and over shared food. On the Sunday, Canon Peter Seal celebrates the Eucharist in a special outdoor service.

Annual Show

The Annual Show is a wonderful enactment of a Bible passage or theme by our children and young people. Usually held in January or February at St Paul’s Church, this is a chance for children of all ages to get involved in whatever way they are comfortable – from playing an instrument to acting, dancing or singing.


Many superb choirs and orchestras put on concerts and events at St Paul’s. For more information about what’s coming up, please see our calendar page.