Woodford Wells Ecumenical Church

Some twenty-seven years ago, around the time when Bancroft’s ceased taking boarders,  a newly founded church was given permission to use the Chapel for worship. And the Woodford Wells Ecumenical Church has been doing so at 11 o’clock on every Sunday since then and playing its part in the local fellowship of Christian churches.

It’s an unusual church: unique in fact. The Church upholds the principle that beliefs shared by all Christians whatever their denomination, are far more important than any differences. For this reason it has forged the closest possible links with all mainstream denominations of the Christian Church, both Protestant and Catholic. Sunday morning services are led by visiting preachers from these denominations and the style of worship in services, therefore, varies from week to week. The Sacrament of Eucharist or Holy Communion is celebrated monthly in either Anglican or Non-Conformist style.

Woodford Wells Ecumenical Church is a member nationally of the Congregational Federation and the Baptist Union of Great Britain and locally of the Woodford Fellowship of Christian Churches and Churches Together in Redbridge. We worship in the Parish of All Saints, Woodford Wells with the support of the vicar and the blessing of the Bishop of Barking.

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11+ Open Morning & resumption of Minibus service

On Saturday 16 November, we are holding our final 11+ Open Morning for entry to Bancroft’s in September 2020.  Refreshments will be served from 9.30am onwards before introductory talks at 10am.  Pupil led tours will follow and there will be plenty of chances to talk to staff.  We look forward to meeting you on Saturday.

We are pleased to advise you that the roadworks directly outside the school have now concluded and the resulting traffic congestion has therefore eased. As a result we will be restoring the Loughton Minibus Service to it’s normal time with immediate effect, from Wednesday 13th November onwards it will be in the Sainsbury’s Car Park at Loughton Station from 7.45am and will depart promptly at 8am.