About Us

St Paul’s is a vibrant mix of people and groups from the local community, who are loving God and seeking transformation.

By showing welcome and hospitality to all and by working with organisations such as Ability Bow and IntoUniversity,    St Paul’s is a place where people, young and old, can find healing and hope.

The good news of Christianity is worked out as we see people break through educational barriers, get out of wheelchairs and walk, realise that they are accepted and valued, and find spiritual healing and joy.

Our prayer is that St Paul’s will continue to grow and flourish to become a beacon of hope and transformation far beyond Old Ford.

Church Services

At St Paul Old Ford coming together for worship, prayer, and friendship is really important to our life as a Church. We would love for you to join us at any of our services, but especially each Sunday at 10.30am.

Sunday morning: Our main service is on Sunday at 10.30am with Communion (Groups for all ages under 18 are available and we are fully accessible).

Midday Prayer: A chance to pause in the busyness of life for a brief time of prayer and reflection. Lasts about 20 minutes, Monday – Friday in the tower room.

Meet our staff team

Rev. James Hughesdon Vicar
Rev. April Keech Associate Priest
Rev. Dave Pilkington Curate
Karen Diss Venue Manager
Divya Beeharry Front of House Coordinator
Jessica Lawrence Youth Worker
Fiona Lowther Church Warden
Neil Gilbert Church Warden
Christine Fryer Cafe Supervisor
Anne Zakiewicz Pastoral Assistant
Mark Hutin Music Leader
Christina Ganasegaram Cleaner
Kay Norman PA to the Vicar
Chris Watson Pastoral Visitor
Sharon Hartman Book keeper


Open Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm

  • High chairs and baby-changing facilities
  • Children’s play area
  • Fully wheelchair accessible
  • Free WiFi

St Paul’s cafe is a soothing space in which to take a break. Whether seeking solitude or company, you are welcome to dally over a leisurely lunch or cup of tea.

Our delicious homemade food is affordable and healthy. We often have a range of vegan or gluten-free meals, and a children’s menu.

Harassed parents will find a high chair for their baby and a book for their toddler to read while they enjoy a much-deserved cappuccino and slice of homemade cake.

Free Wifi is available and our Tower room can be made available for short business meetings when lunch is purchased from our cafe.