The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of St Paul And St Mark, Old Ford
The vision of St Paul Old Ford is to serve God by transforming lives and helping community flourish.
One of the main ways we seek to achieve this vision is through having our Church building open to the whole community and providing, with our charity partners, Ability Bow and IntoUniversity, a wonderful range of activities through which people can develop and grow spiritually, emotionally and physically, six and seven days a week.
It is often thought that the Church of England as the national church, receives some kind of central Government funding for its buildings and activities. But this is simply not true. It is down to local congregations like ours at St Paul Old Ford to raise all the money for upkeep, maintenance, staffing and activities. But it's amazing what even a small amount of money can do!
Recently one pensioner gave some money to enable a teenager to go away on a Christian youth holiday - this really touched the young man that someone who didn't even know him would support him in this way.
And small donations also mount up. Over the years, we've held many jumble sales - not raising huge sums each time, but amounting to an incredible £35,000 over the years!
THANK YOU for your interest and generosity!