St Paul Old Ford is a vibrant, energetic church in the heart of London’s East End.
We have worked to be a transforming presence at the heart of the community of Old Ford since the church was built in 1878. This has been particularly true since the reopening of St Paul’s in 2004 following a 13 year closure.
At the heart of who we are is a worshipping and prayerful church community that reflects the diversity of our parish. We are a Church of England church and our congregation is made up of people from a wide variety of faith backgrounds, viewpoints, ages, ethnicities and cultures.
Our church building is open most of the week and welcomes people from all over East London. We pray for people to encounter the transforming work of God in the fullness of who they are; emotional, spiritual, physical and mental. Our café is open Monday-Friday and is a big part of our ministry of hospitality and we welcome 30-40 community groups a year to regularly use our space, in addition to Ability Bow and IntoUniversity who are based in our building.
In 2018 we opened the new church of St Columba in partnership with the neighbouring parish of St Mary of Eton. You can find out more about this exciting missional project by visiting its website: www.stcolumbaeastlondon.org
Our parish is in one of the most deprived areas in England, with big issues around child poverty and the distribution of wealth. More information can be found by going to www.cuf.org.uk and typing the church’s postcode into their ‘Poverty look up tool’.
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