St Paul’s Woodford Bridge exists to worship God, lead people to Christ, build a loving Christian community, and serve a world in need.
St Paul’s Church
Vicar: The Revd Ola Franklin
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Sponsored Walk for St Paul’s Toilet Fund
On Sunday 29 September Peter Hammond will be doing a sponsored walk to Chelmsford Cathedral in aid of our Toilet Fund. He will be leaving Woodford Bridge around 06:00 and is aiming to reach the Cathedral to be met by the Dean and others (everyone welcome!) at around 16:30.
Peter has to date raised almost £600 in sponsorship. If you'd like to donate, you can download a sponsor form in Microsoft Word format, fill it in and send it by email to Peter at:
Any questions for Peter can also be sent to that address.
Printed copies of the sponsor form can also be collected from the back of the church, or you can download and print a PDF version of the sponsor form.
Updated 18 September 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...
- make a Bank Transfer donation to Barclays, Woodford Broadway Branch sort code 20-52-74 account no. 10775215
- put your donation in a blue Gift Aid envelope available in church and mark it “Toilet” (cheques payable to ST. PAUL’S PCC)
- 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
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.
Groups and activities
We are a friendly church and you will find a warm welcome at our services and church groups.
For Senior Citizens, we run a Seniors’ Coffee morning on the first Thursday in each month.
“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.
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.