St Paul’s Church – events

‘Good News!’ for Spring 2020 [PDF]

2020

Church buildings are closed until further notice.

Please join the rest of the Church in Daily Prayer.

Visit the Church of England’s Church online which has links to online worship resources.

May

7th Sunday of Easter (Sunday after Ascension Day)
John 17.1—11
Pentecost
John 20.19—23

June

Trinity Sunday
Matthew 28.16—20
1st Sunday after Trinity
Matthew 9.35—10.8
2nd Sunday after Trinity
Matthew 10.24—39
3rd Sunday after Trinity
Matthew 10.40—end

July

4th Sunday after Trinity
Matthew 11.16—19, 25—end
5th Sunday after Trinity
Matthew 13.1—9, 18—23
6th Sunday after Trinity
Matthew 13.24—30, 36—43
7th Sunday after Trinity
Matthew 13.31—33, 44—52

St Paul’s Woodford Bridge
Registered Charity No. 1128474

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
IG8 8BT

Vicar: The Revd Ola Franklin

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Latest news

Worship notes and video for 7th Sunday of Easter (Sunday after Ascension Day, 24th May)

Prayers and readings for Sunday 24th May are now available, including a video reflection (with transcript) by Canon Jill Leonard, Pastoral Assistant and Authorised Local Preacher.

For previous worship notes and videos see our worship page and find much more on

Posted 22 May 2020

Spiritual Communion

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

Praise

When we can’t meet to sing praise together, why not lift your spirits by singing along with some Christian Praise?

Posted 22 March 2020

From Emily Eustace:

Emily Eustace

I will be running The London Marathon on (revised date) for Leukaemia Care, a cause that is very close to my heart.

Leukaemia Care is a national blood cancer support charity who are dedicated to ensuring that anyone affected by blood cancer receives the right information, advice and support.

Please donate to this amazing cause and help to raise a great amount of money for Leukaemia Care UK.

Donations can be made via JustGiving OR through cash donations directly to me.

Thank you very much for your support.

Updated 17 March 2020

easyfundraising

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...

  1. make a Bank Transfer donation to Barclays, Woodford Broadway Branch sort code 20-52-74 account no. 10775215
  2. put your donation in a blue Gift Aid envelope available in church and mark it “Toilet” (cheques payable to ST. PAUL’S PCC)
  3. 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.

Safeguarding

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

St Paul's church tower illuminated at night St Paul's church spire illuminated at night