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. Currently all our services are online due to churches being closed during the covid-19 pandemic. However, we would love for you to join us at any of our services online, but especially each Sunday at 10.30am.

Sunday morning: Our main service is on broadcast live on Sunday at 10.30am on facebook.com/stpauloldford

A sermon and some sung Breathing Space worship are also uploaded to our website, Facebook page and YouTube channel on Sunday.

Midday Prayer: We are continuing our pattern of midday prayer each weekday and would encourage you to make some space in the midst of your day to pause, read the Bible and prayer.

Virtually Bible in the pub: Rev. James leads a Facebook Live discussion of a chapter in the Bible from 8-9pm every Wednesday evening. Currently we are looking at the book of Acts.

St Columba: The community of St Columba continue to meet via Zoom at a Tuesday morning coffee morning and a Thursday evening gathering. Contact Rev. Dave for more information. 

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


Our café us currently closed due to the restrictions imposed to combat Covid-19. We hope to be open again soon.