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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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Praise Service: Sunday 15 January

Next Sunday at is our first Praise Service of 2023. Please let Mac Leonard know if you have any hymn or song requests.

Extract from the Order of Service:

  • Lord, I come before your throne of grace
  • Bless the Lord, O my soul
  • Reading: Psalm 96
  • King of Kings, Majesty
  • Dear Lord and Father of mankind
  • The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want (Townend)
  • Meekness and majesty
  • Reading: John 1:43-51
  • I, the Lord of sea and sky
  • As the deer pants for the water
  • I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice
  • Christ triumphant, ever reigning
  • Gaelic Blessing (John Rutter)
  • Lord, the light of your love is shining

Posted 8 January 2023

Barn Dance: Saturday 4 February

Cartoon figures dancing at a barn dance

Come to our Barn Dance at St Paul’s Church Hall, Cross Road, Woodford Bridge, IG8 8BT on Saturday 4 February at .

Tickets: Adults £10 Children £5

Bring your own refreshments. Raffle!

Happy man and woman dancing at a barn dance

Contact: 07889 323697 or 07976 286317.

Proceeds to St Paul’s ‘In for a Penny’ Toilet Fund.

Posted 8 January 2023. Updated 14 January

Weekly coffee mornings at St Paul’s Church

Cup of coffee

Every Thursday from 10 to 12 noon.

All welcome!

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

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 also run Children’s Holiday Clubs.

For Senior Citizens, we run a Seniors’ Coffee morning every Thursday from 10 to 12 noon.

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 Joanna Urbanek.

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.