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** CORONAVIRUS LATEST **

St Paul's re-opened for a trial period of worship on Sunday 6th September. Worship is now available at St Paul's on a Sunday morning.

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Please note, however, that these arrangements may be subject to change at short notice.

There are several things you will need to be mindful of when you come to church:


    • Please arrive early to give time to sanitise, Test and Trace register and be seated
    • Facemasks are to be worn by all, except for children under 11 years old or any who have a medical reason
    • Social distancing of 2 meters to be followed by all
    • Wash hands and/or use Sanitiser Stations on entering and leaving the building
    • Sidespersons will direct you to your seats
    • There will be no singing
    • Children will be welcome, but will need to be supervised by their parents/carers at ALL times
    • Take-away activity bags will be provided for children to take home, after the service
    • There will be no refreshments - you can bring your own drink if needed
    • We will not be able to socialise in the building, either before or after the service
Things may take a little bit of getting used to to start off with, but we will find a way through this together!

‘The Lord is good to those who wait for him.’ (Lamentations 3:25)


Hello and welcome to our website!

We have lots of information here about our character as a Christian church and the kinds of things we get up to, during the week, as well as on Sundays. St Paul’s is a thriving, modern, evangelical Anglican church. There are many ways in which we serve the community and witness to God’s love. We’d really like to share some of that with you here, so please do explore and enjoy. If you have any questions or inquiries, please do get in touch with us.

St Paul's has been in interregnum since August 2019. However, we are now pleased to announce, that subject to the completion of legal checks, the Rev. Richard Chand, currently Associate Minister in the Cowley Parish Team Ministry of the Diocese of Oxford, has been appointed to be Priest in Charge here at St Paul's, and he hopes to be joining us in early October 2020.

In the meantime, all enquiries should continue to be addressed to our Assistant Curate Rev. Colin Fairweather, whose email address and phone number you can find at the bottom of this page. 


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St Paul's Church began meeting in a corrugated iron building in East Street in 1913 as a mission church to the expanding area of East Braintree. The land where the present church building stands was acquired in 1952, but it was not until October 1969 that the present building was opened as a church centre. During this period, St Paul's was part of the parish of St Michael's. In 1992, the new parish of St Paul's, Braintree came into being.


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Our vision is to be at the heart of the community, revealing the heart of God.

To help us achieve this vision, we aim to:

  • create a warm welcome and sense of belonging to God's family through invitation, inclusion and involvement;
  • put God at the centre of everything we do, keeping our faith and trust in Him;
  • love our neighbour and show God's love to people;
  • acknowledge and grow our God-given gifts in order that we may serve the community and give generously;
  • grow faith in the love and truth of God through prayer, reading the Bible and spending time together;
  • be open, truthful and honest, and act with integrity.


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We are committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. St Paul's PCC has adopted the Church of England's policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England's website here. Our parish safeguarding officer can be contacted here.