About St Barnabas Woodford

St Barnabas Woodford is an Anglican-Catholic parish under the Episcopal care of The Right Revd Norman Banks SSC, Bishop of Richborough. 

It is served by priests of the Societas Sanctae Crucis (SSC).

Vicar/Parish Priest: Fr William Obedoza SSC

Honorary Priest: Fr Reg Bushau SSC 

We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found in the Church of England’s website. https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding


Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Wendy Wilson, who may be contacted at church after the 9:30am Sunday Sung Mass or by telephone 07949509435, 02085517688or by email: wendyvwilson@hotmail.co.uk

Further information can be found on the Safeguarding page of this website.


SUNDAY MASSES – 8:00 am, 9:30 am (Sung Mass), 12:00 noon.

Evensong – 6:30 pm (Sunday).

Rosary – 9:00 am (Tuesday to Saturday)

MASS – 9:30 am (Monday to Saturday)

Evening Prayer – 6:00 pm (Tuesday to Saturday

Confession is on Saturday at 6:30 pm or by appointment.

All are welcome to join in the Mass and Prayers.

The Reserved Sacrament is available for the sick and the housebound.

For Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals please call 020 3659 4023 or send an email to fatherobedoza@gmail.com


By London Underground: Take Central Line towards Epping. At Woodford tube station, exit at Westbound platform to your right, pass by a parade of shops, walk across St Barnabas Road and continue on to Snakes Lane East.

By Bus route 275 (from St James Street [and Walthamstow Central] to Barkingside). The church is a five-minute-walk from the Woodford tube station.

By Car: For Satellite Navigation – Post code: IG8 7HX. Input 127. The church is next to Saint Barnabas Vicarage, 127 Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, IG8 7HX. The Church Car park can accommodate 14 cars on a first-come first-served basis. The entrance to the car park is at the left gate facing the church.

The church complex (comprising of the church, scout hut, and church hall) was built on land given by Lady Margaret Charteris in the early 1900. We celebrated our Centenary on 2011.

St Barnabas Community Hall - BirthdaySt Barnabas Community Hall has undergone Phase 1 renovation to comply with the Disability and Equality Act 2010 and is now open for the public.

For HALL BOOKINGS: Please contact Jane Davies on 020 8501 5413.

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