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St Barnabas Church Woodford Green

Location: St Barnabas Church Woodford, 127 Snakes Lane East Woodford Green Essex IG8 7HX England

Type: Place Of Worship  /  Offers accommodation? No  /  

Open: Appointment only  /  Garden Capacity: 8

Garden Description:

The Quiet Garden at St. Barnabas

In 2018, inspired by the Quiet Garden Movement core values, the Quiet Garden project was initiated for the spiritual well being of St Barnabas and outreach in the community.   

The Quiet Garden was created from a neglected garden next to the Church Hall. For many years the site, albeit out of view, was filled with weeds, rubbish and an eyesore.

In June 2019 the garden was completed with flower beds to establish over the years into a tranquil garden attractive to wildlife and the senses. 

Visitors to the Garden will be wonderfully surprised to see a secluded garden hidden away from public view and the noisy busy street next to the Church and Hall.  


Due to the pandemic, the Opening of the Garden set for 2 May 2020 was postponed to a date to be advised in 2021. Unfortunately in winter 2020, parts of the lawn were destroyed by perennial weeds and the Garden is currently under maintenance. We look forward to presenting the Garden when it is ready.


St Barnabas Quiet Garden will be open for events or by appointment and available for private bookings. The Garden will be available to individuals or groups for therapeutic gardening and reflection in a natural environment. Amenities are available in the Hall next to the Garden.    There is wheelchair access at the side of the Garden.

Please see programmes of events on Facebook on the St. Barnabas website and the Quiet Garden Movement

If you wish to help as a volunteer gardener, donate plants or visit the garden, please contact Bebe at mobile no: 07905368852, email:       

St Barnabas Quiet Garden, St Barnabas Church, 

Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, IG8 7HX

(In memory of Geoffrey Brewer Mayor of Redbridge (1989/90) and his wife, Maureen)

Patrons:   Bishop Norman Banks of Richborough ,Councillor Linda Hugget (Redbridge)

Councillor Paul Canal (Redbridge)


Parking in the Church car park

Nearest Tube Station: Woodford on the Central Line

Bus routes 275, Snakes Lane East and 549 St Barnabas Road/Hillside Avenue


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Events at this Quiet Garden

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  Quiet Gardens are following their national government advice – some have re-opened, whilst others remain closed. Please contact the individual Quiet Garden to confirm. Stay up-to-date with our virtual updates and news via our our blogemail list, TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. The quiet garden is a wonderful place to visit. The area is well kept and has a relaxing and tranquil feel. Well worth a visit.

  2. I have visited the Facebook page of the Quiet Garden at St Barnabas Church Woodford Green, and am impressed by how a neglected and unkempt piece of ground is being transformed into a lovely garden filled with flowers, plants and trees. With little funds, friends, members and the community have gifted the garden with plants, bulbs, a bird bath, a compost bin (labour included) Yes, even a palm tree! Gardening work lovingly donated by friends and members. Its certainly a labour of love for the community and nature.

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