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** CORONAVIRUS LATEST **

Following the Government's recent easing of the COVID 19 restrictions from the 19th. July 2021, we detail below updated recommendations for our Sunday Worship at St. Paul's:

  • To help reduce the risk of infection, we encourage you to continue wearing your facemasks, unless you have a medical reason, or are a child under 11 years.
  • Please continue to sanitise your hands as you enter and leave the Church Building,
  • We would be grateful if you could register for Test & Trace before you are ushered to your seat by the sides persons.
  • We are now permitted to sing! – however, to reduce the possibility of transmission, we recommend you continue to wear your face covering.
  • Children are welcome and should be supervised by parents/carers.
  • For the time being we are not providing any refreshments, however, you can bring your own drink if needed.
  • We can now socialise in our Church Building, but please be respectful of one another’s space. 

We hope the precautions listed above will help to improve 

our worship and fellowship together at St Paul’s as well as keeping us safe. Please be aware that it may be necessary for these recommendations to change at short notice,  

we will continue to keep you updated accordingly.

‘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.

Our Priest-in-charge is the Rev Richard Chand. You can find his contact details 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.

St. Pauls front entrance with new windows

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.