Farewell to Father Jack

Sunday 10th January was Father Jack’s last day with us. Over the course of our 9am and 1030am services we sadly bid him a virtual adieu over our devices, and children from our 9am families/Wanstead Church School presented him with … Continue Reading

Time to say goodbye – a message from Father Jack

Father Jack’s farewell message to the parish is attached. Much has been achieved over the past four years in the parish thanks to the efforts of our parishioners under the guidance and leadership of Father Jack – please do take … Continue Reading

ISO keyboard evangelists

Love social media? Good with words (and WordPress)? Fancy getting more involved in parish life? Then we’d love to hear from you. We are seeking to build a volunteer communications team. Training can be given, and there’s lots of scope … Continue Reading

Christmas in Wanstead Parish

With the good news that we may reopen our churches from 2nd December, we can now publish our schedule of services in church. Thank you to Julie Williams for producing this lovely graphic. This Wednesday 2nd, our 230pm Eucharist returns to … Continue Reading

Jesus – the original women’s rights activist?

25th November marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, it calls for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. And just as it … Continue Reading

Resilience Heritage Project Architect

The PCC are pleased to announce that, after a competitive tendering process, Dow Jones Architects have been appointed to work on our year-long Resilient Heritage project which is being funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Dow Jones team … Continue Reading

Our Christmas appeal – Giving Shelter to the Homeless

The Covid pandemic has affected many things. Amongst those, traditional night shelters, many of which are held in church halls like ours, have had to close due to shared air space restrictions, yet the need is greater than ever, as … Continue Reading

Welcoming our new House for Duty priest

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new House For Duty Associate Priest, Rev’d Dr Chris Taylor. … Continue Reading

Hunger hurts

Today we celebrated Harvest Festival and, as in previous years, we requested items for our outreach partners Redbridge Foodbank and Mill Grove. As we left our offerings at the Lady Chapel to be blessed by Father Jack, we were reminded … Continue ReadingContinue Reading

A new Service of the Word

Worshippers at our morning service at Christ Church today might have noticed a difference. Instead of our usual Eucharist we had a Service of the Word, or Morning Prayer. Of course, worshippers at St Mary’s have been used to this, … Continue Reading