St Paul’s Church – events

This Week at St Paul’s – from 20th October (18th Sunday after Trinity) [PDF]

This Week at St Paul’s – from 13th October (17th Sunday after Trinity) [PDF]

‘Good News!’ for Autumn 2019 [PDF]

10:00 am
Sunday Service
Holy Communion

10:00 am
Sunday Church Club

For children from 3 years onwards in the Hall

Someone will be available to pray with you at the side altar during Communion should you wish to pray about anything.



Concert with The Woodford Singers (in Church - free admission, retiring collection)
Informal Communion
Memorial Service
Holiday Club
Holy Communion
‘Breathing Space’ (in Church)
Clocks BACK One Hour
Parish Communion [Bible Sunday]


All Saints’ Sunday
Informal Communion
Mothers’ Union
Bishop’s Study Day - Artificial Intelligence at All Saints, Woodford Wells
Remembrance Sunday
Parish Communion
Holy Communion
Shoebox Service
Holy Communion
Praise Service
Standing Committee
Christ the King
Parish Communion
Holy Communion
Christmas Fair

St Paul’s Woodford Bridge
Registered Charity No. 1128474

St Paul’s Woodford Bridge exists to worship God, lead people to Christ, build a loving Christian community, and serve a world in need.

The church seen from the green

St Paul’s Church
Cross Road
Woodford Green

Vicar: The Revd Ola Franklin

Looking to host a weekend event? See hiring St Paul’s church halls.

Latest news

Concert by The Woodford Singers – Saturday 19th October

The Woodford Singers present “Thank you for the Music” – familiar music from Film and Television plus much more, in St Paul’s church on Saturday 19th October 2019 from 7:00 pm.

The Woodford Singers are a local award winning ladies choir who sing regularly in the West Essex area raising money for various charities.

A retiring collection will go towards the St Paul’s “In For a Penny” fund.

You can download a poster [PDF] for the concert – please print it out and put it in your window!

Updated 18 October 2019

Children’s Holiday Club – Monday 21st October 2019

Holiday Club for Primary School Children, Monday 21st October 10:00 to 12:00

Posted 18 October 2019

Bishop’s Study Day – Artificial Intelligence and the Christian ethical response with Professor John Wyatt

- 2:00pm at All Saints Church, Woodford Wells.

Bishops’s study days are intended for clergy, lay leaders and other interested congregation members in the Barking Episcopal Area.

Advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics have been making the headlines for some time now. There is clearly a growing interest in humanoid robots and the varied issues raised by their interactions with humans. How does this speak into Christian ethics?

Professor John Wyatt is co-Principal Investigator for a research project based at the Faraday Institute investigating the implications for human selfunderstanding of recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotic technology.

Venue: All Saints Church Woodford Wells, Inmans Row, Woodford Green,IG8 0NH. Booking: by email to Hillary Henry. Cost: £20 per person (£7 concessions).

See the Study Day Programme [PDF] for details.

Posted 18 October 2019

Sponsored Walk to Chelsmford Cathedral – completed!

Congratulations to Peter Hammond, who has successfully completed his walk in aid of St Paul’s Toilet Fund! Contributions are still being accepted – contact Peter at

Peter writes:

I started at 6:30 a.m., arrived at the Cathedral as the bell struck 5 pm, and was greeted by Canon Ivor Moody – the Vice-Dean.

7:32 hours on my feet, average speed 3.2 mph

24.4 miles

Latest £pm - £1014÷24.4=£41.50 £1220 would = £50pm!

Peter on his walk, and being met by Canon Moody

Map of route Woodford Bridge to Chelmsford
Peter's route to Chelmsford

Updated 6 October 2019

Autumn ‘Good News!’ now out

Find out what’s been happening this summer and all the events planned for this Autumn at St Paul’s in the Autumn edition of ‘Good News!’.

Short articles include Vicar Ola’s thanks for those willing to play ‘second fiddle’ and Vera’s update on what’s needed at the Redbridge foodbank.

Read about the ‘Breathing Space’ initiative in Church (last Saturday of each month 10:00-12:30 — next one on 28 September), the Memorial Service on 20th October, “Let’s explore together...” evenings for those with unanswered questions of life and faith, and many other events. Plus the latest news on the Toilet Fund.

Posted 2 September 2019


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For further information contact Churchwarden Paul Malam.

Posted 8 February 2019

St Paul’s Toilet Fund

“In for a penny, in for a pound”

We need your help...

At the moment we have no toilets in the church building - the nearest are at the bottom of the churchyard in the church hall. This is very inconvenient for baptisms, weddings, funerals, and other church services and social activities beneficial to the local community.

So we’re planning to have two toilet cubicles, one fully accessible for mobility impaired users, installed in church at a cost of around £80,000 - costing this much largely because the church buildig hasn't got a sewer pipe outlet and the nearest connection for one to be laid is at the church hall.

How you can help us...

  1. make a Bank Transfer donation to Barclays, Woodford Broadway Branch sort code 20-52-74 account no. 10775215
  2. put your donation in a blue Gift Aid envelope available in church and mark it “Toilet” (cheques payable to ST. PAUL’S PCC)
  3. contact St Paul’s Treasurer Len Stevens for further information.

Updated 31 January 2019


10 a.m. Family Communion

2nd & 4th Wednesday
10.30 a.m. Holy Communion

What’s on this month
See our Calendar for further details.

Who we are

We are a Christian Parish Church in Essex in the Diocese of Chelmsford, and part of the Church of England. We are here to spread the ‘Good News’ about God and his Son Jesus Christ.

The Bible says “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but may have eternal life” (John 3:16). That means those who ‘follow’ Jesus Christ, who love his company, respect his teaching, trust his promises and are prepared to let this affect their lives.


We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.

The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding.

Our safeguarding policy including contact details for safeguarding issues can be found from the “About Us” menu on this site.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Joanna Urbanek.

Life events

Contact the Vicar to arrange a baptism, wedding or funeral.

Groups and activities

We are a friendly church and you will find a warm welcome at our services and church groups.

For children, we have a Children’s Sunday Church Club every Sunday at 10:00 in the hall, we run Children’s Holiday Clubs and we have a Christian Playgroup which runs each morning in our Church Hall.

For Senior Citizens, we run a Seniors’ Coffee morning on the first Thursday in each month.

We have an active Mothers’ Union and our Textile Group has created inspiring and colourful banners for the church and meets fortnightly.

“Just for Girls” meet fortnightly on a Tuesday morning from 10—12 noon for Worship, Meditation, Prayer and Fellowship. The group is open to women who are members of St Paul’s church. Please contact Pauline Bolding for further details.

Disabled Access

Wheel Chair Access Sign St Paul’s welcomes anyone who is disabled - our Church has disabled access facilities through the South Door off the Main road, and a hearing loop for anyone using a hearing aid.

Spirelight Dedication Book

Light up St Paul’s Spire!

Everyone is invited to participate in our Spirelight Dedication, to commemorate an Anniversary, Birthday or any other memorable date.

Just fill in a St Paul’s Spirelight Dedication form, and the name will be mentioned on that date in the Dedication Book and in our monthly magazine

Forms in Church or from Len Stevens.

St Paul's church tower illuminated at night St Paul's church spire illuminated at night