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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Shoebox Service – Sunday 17th November
Adapted from Jill’s advice about shoeboxes:
Packing a shoebox is easy. Take a medium size shoebox, cover it with wrapping paper and fill with small items for a child. Or collect a shoebox and leaflet from me in Church after the morning service on Sunday 10th November.
Because of new regulations, toothpaste and sweets are no longer acceptable in shoeboxes so please don’t include them, but toothbrushes, wrapped soap and flannels are still a good idea.
You could include a scarf, gloves or woolly hat; toys such as matchbox cars, a ball or a skipping rope; or school items like notebooks, pens and pencils
Once packed, bring your shoebox to our All Age Service on Sunday 17th November at 10am.
Updated 9 November 2019
Update: Concert by The Woodford Singers (19 October)
The concert of film and television related music by The Woodford Singers on 19th October was greatly enjoyed by the audience of around 60 people.
£600 (including reclaimed Gift Aid) was raised for the Toilet Fund which was a wonderful result.
Fun numbers such as the Dad’s Army tribute were much talked about afterwards.A big thank-you to all the Singers and to their amazing young guest singer!
Posted 1 November 2019
Posted 27 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 email@example.com
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
Latest £pm - £1014÷24.4=£41.50 £1220 would = £50pm!
Updated 6 October 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 building 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.