About St. Paul's
St. Paul’s is a community of families and individuals from all walks of life and varied and diverse backgrounds, coming together in our shared love of Chris and of Community.Read More »
As Episcopalians, we believe that all baptized people are called to minister in the Church. Everyone has a different role. Our clergy serve as the spiritual leaders of our congregation, our staff is responsible for overseeing our program ministries and day-to-day responsibilities, and our vestry is responsible for parish decision-making.Meet Our Leadership »
First and foremost, we are all children of God, and all baptized persons are full members of the Body of Christ, which is the Church. The Book of Common Prayer states, "Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble" (BCP, p 298). This means that if you have been baptized in a…Read More »
We are so glad you are here! Whether you are attending your first-ever Episcopal service or you “know the ropes,” every church is a little different. Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions. And if you still have more questions, just ask!Read More »
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1903-1953.
In 1889, a small group of Episcopalians began meeting in private homes and public buildings in Smithfield, North Carolina.
In 1903, the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina bought the former Smithfield Baptist Church on the corner of Second and Church Streets. This wooden structure from 1835 was the oldest church in Smithfield.
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