Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford Upshire

About Us

St Thomas is a little gem of a church. An unexpected oasis in the Epping Forest area nestled just between Waltham Abbey and Epping Town.

The views from the churchyard across London on a sunny day are breath-taking. With a good set of binoculars you can see Wembley Stadium and many of London’s well-known landmarks.

There’s always social events and we have a full programme of events involving the whole community.

We are a Christian community that seeks to engage with everybody and we exclude no one, irrespective of colour, race or sexuality.

Family Communion every Sunday at 9.15am. All are warmly welcomed. 

We are committed to ensuring that St Thomas Church is a safe place for all.

The Parish Church Council of St Thomas has adopted the House of Bishops' Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy Statement:

Our Safeguarding Representative is Sue Mckinley. She can be contacted at church, or by phoning the Benefice Office 01992767897, or by email [email protected]

St Thomas is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford. For further information about Safeguarding in the Diocese of Chelmsford:

For information about the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and Safeguarding contacts in the Diocese of Chelmsford see here:

This page includes contact details for Safeguarding organisations and charities.

If you believe that somebody is in immediate risk of danger or harm you should call 999 and ask for the police.