St Paul’s Woodford Bridge exists to worship God, lead people to Christ, build a loving Christian community, and serve a world in need.
Online Praise Service this Sunday (18th October)
Please join us online to sing praises at 5 pm this Sunday. To submit requests for
songs and to get login details, please contact Mac Leonard.
On Sunday morning a service of said Holy Communion will take place in church at 10 am, followed by
our online service at 11:30 am (readings and prayers for this service are available).
A video of the online service (32 min) is available
Posted 16 October 2020
Parish giving - please help if you can!
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we had to temporarily close our church building for worship and private prayer. As a result, giving reduced dramatically.
The cost of running the church is high and, even while the building is closed, we still have bills to pay.
This has come at a time when we were making progress with our project to install toilets in the church building.
We would like to say a big thank-you to those of you who have given already and, if you are able to give, that will help to keep us solvent.
Below are details on how to give via transfer:
- Account Name: St. Paul’s PCC
- Bank: Barclays, Loughton, IG10 1AZ
- Sort Code: 20-52-74
- Account Number: 10775215
- Reference – your name
If you can top-up your gift with Gift Aid, and we don’t already have a Gift Aid declaration from you, let us know and we’ll send you one.
Please contact our Treasurer, Len Stevens.
Posted 29 May 2020. Updated 3 September
Throughout Christian history some Christian people have found themselves isolated from the sacramental life of the Church for all sorts of reasons, and particularly in times of plague, famine and warfare.
At such times the Church has encouraged people to make what is called a spiritual communion. It is a way of uniting yourself with Jesus and entering into communion with him even though you are not able to receive the sacrament itself.
Download the Spiritual Communion Order of Service
Posted 27 March 2020
Sign up to easyfundraising and help us raise FREE funds for St Paul’s Church Toilet Fund when you’re doing your everyday shopping online — it doesn't cost you anything. When you raise your first £5, easyfundraising will match it.
This short video about easyfundraising explains how simple it is to use.
Sign up using our unique easyfundraising invite link.
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
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.
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
“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.
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
Forms in Church or from Len Stevens.