About Us

Our church began meeting in 1924 as an International Holiness Mission, and a lot has changed for us over the years. However, one thing has remained consistent: a focus on helping people live in love for the Kingdom of God.

There are two Nazarene church locations:  The Woodside Community Church of the Nazarene, which is located in the Leavesden Green area of Watford, and the North Watford Church of the Nazarene which is situated nearer the town in North Watford.  Whichever location our people represent a rich diversity of ethnic, educational and socio-economic backgrounds.

It’s difficult to summarize the culture and essence of a church community, but you can learn more about us by checking out our Beliefs, our History,  and our Ministries.

More about our two locations:

The Woodside Community Church is our main location in Watford with a full and diverse church and community programme throughout the week, with activities for all ages.  These include our Sunday Worship, A weekly prayer meeting, Bible Study, Community Cafe, activities for children and young people, and various other events.  Our back hall is also available for rental and is used by several community groups.

This website is primarily concerned with the ministry of Woodside church but we have included information about North Watford to be helpful since we often get questions about them. They are, however, operated independently from Woodside and you should refer to their contact information for further help.    All news and events posted on this site refer to Woodside Community Church.

The North Watford Church is home of the original church building from 1924 and has been used in worship and praise ever since that time.   It is now home to our Portuguese speaking Nazarene church led by Pastors Jose and Marcia, with meetings taking place on Sunday mornings and other special occasions.  The  services are conducted in Portuguese with dual language available for English speakers and, of course, everyone is very warmly welcomed.

Please visit either instagram.com/nazarene.church, or facebook.com/NazareneChurch.BIRM.OXF.WAT/ for further information about the North Watford ministry.