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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 seen from the Green

St Paul’s Church
Cross Road
Woodford Green

Vicar: The Revd Ola Franklin

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Latest news

Wednesday morning Holy Communions resume

As our building project is due for completion this week, we are pleased to announce that Wednesday Holy Communions will resume on Wednesday 24th May at 10:30. Check this page and our Calendar for further dates.

Posted 18 May 2023

Our Vicar, the Revd Ola Franklin, is retiring after 8-and-a-half years!

Ola’s last Service will be on Pentecost Sunday, 28th May, at 10am in St Paul’s. All are welcome to come to thank her, to say goodbye and pray God’s blessing on her future.

Please pray for the search for a new Vicar which can take up to a year.

Sunday Services will continue each week at 10am at which baptisms and weddings can be booked. For pastoral visits, funerals and other enquiries, please contact the Revd Alan Bolding or the Revd Ian Monks. Their details are on our Contact Us page.

Posted 13 May 2023

Summer Fayre - Saturday 17 June

FREE entry! All welcome!

There’s something for everyone: stalls, refreshments, raffle, tombolas, textiles, craft stalls, games, cakes, lunches, plants.

To book a craft stall pitch, please contact Len Stevens.

All proceeds will go to the Utugi Street Children Kenya Project, which St Paul’s has been supporting for over twenty years. We send our money specifically for the feeding of Street Children in five feeding stations associated with the Utugi childrens' home and school in Kirinyaga diocese, Nairobi.

Posted 13 May 2023

Weekly Coffee Mornings

Coffee Mornings are held every Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00. While work is taking place in the church, these are being held in the Church Hall.

Posted 5 March 2023. Updated 11 April

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.

Life events

To arrange a baptisms and wedding, please ask at our weekly 10am Sunday Service.

For pastoral visits, funerals and other enquiries, please contact the Revd Alan Bolding or the Revd Ian Monks.

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 also run Children’s Holiday Clubs.

We run a Coffee morning every Thursday from 10 to 12 noon. All are welcome.

We have an active Mothers’ Union meeting on the first Tuesday of each month 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.


Spirelight Dedication Book

Light up St Paul’s Spire!

St Paul's Spirelight Dedications

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

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...

You can make a donation to the Toilet Fund in any of the following ways:

  1. By Bank Transfer - contact our Treasurer, Len Stevens for the account details.

    If you are able to top up your gift via Gift Aid, please download a Gift Aid form [MS Word, 18 KB].

    Email the completed Gift Aid form to Len Stevens. Note: a signature is not required.

  2. 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.


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 Aimeé Ayres.

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.