One parish, two churches

Welcome to a friendly church at the heart of our local community.

Christ Church offers a wide range of services throughout the week, culminating in our traditional Eucharist complete with incense, bells and choir. St Mary’s offers a more informal alternative with a choir.

We have lots of groups. Lots going on. And lots of ways to get involved. Old or young. Family, couple, or single. Committed. Undecided. Unconvinced. You’re welcome to join us.

So check out the service times, come along, and see what you think.

We’re recruiting!

Are you passionate about working with Children and Families? Do you have the vision, ideas and ‘get up and go’ to both lead and support the Children and Families work in a mission-focused church as they seek to grow? Wanstead Parish is a vibrant and dynamic liberal Anglo Catholic Church of England parish with two churches located on the London Underground (on the Central Line) and also on the borders of Epping Forest, with a well-established, large and still developing children’s and youth ministry.

We are looking for a thoughtful team player of any churchmanship who is able to grow and to lead our Family and Children’s work. You will be responsible for developing a culture of care, discipleship and mission among Children and Families. You will also be responsible for the development and delivery of our Children and Family programmes. To apply, please e-mail your CV and a covering letter explaining (in up to 800 words) why God may be calling you to this role to

Please get your application in by July 12th. Interviews will be conducted on 19 July, and you will be informed if you have been shortlisted by 15 July. If you would like an informal conversation about the post you can call the Rector on 07960 512 433. For a full job description/job specification, click here and here.

Latest News

We’ve just published two CofE reports which we’d love our parishioners to read over this summer.


Upcoming events

We hold regular events ranging from classical concerts and jazz nights to Wanstead’s Got Talent and the famous Parish Dog Show. Check out the diary to see what’s on the way.


Our weekly newsletter keeps you up with the latest notices, upcoming events, service times, ticket information, trips and pilgrimages. Oh yes – and parish news too.


What evidence supports the existence of Christ? What’s so fascinating about the crypt at St Mary’s? Who do we help at Harvest? Read our blog and you’ll find out.

Hire the Hall

The Parish Hall is an extremely popular venue for private parties and all kinds of other activities and events, from Antique fairs to Zumba classes. But book early – we get busy.


We maintain two beautiful churches. Perform a wide range of outreach work locally and overseas. And serve the community in a number of ways. Can you help?


Want to try a service but don’t know where to start? Interested in holding a wedding or baptism here? Or have any other questions about out parish?