About Grace Church Wanstead

Our Vision

Our Vision is to glorify God by being a Bible centred, welcoming church family seeking to reach out with the gospel of Jesus in the Wanstead area.

In order to do this, we are committed to:

Listening to God’s word, the Bible

If we are to glorify God we must listen to him, through his inspired, infallible, sufficient word the Bible. So Bible teaching will be at the centre of everything we do.

Depending on God in prayer

We are weak human beings and therefore must be dependent on God in prayer. The Bible encourages us to pray.

Reaching out with the good news

Jesus commanded his followers to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations”. We are particularly called to do this in the Wanstead area, by verbally proclaiming the Good News of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Building one another up, and growing

We are committed to serving and building one another up in love so that we continue to grow together in maturity in our walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.


Having been taken to church as a child, by the time he left college David Gibbs had decided that Christianity was for those needing a crutch and that Science was the way forward.

But reading one of the accounts of Jesus’ life in the Bible convinced David Gibbs that Jesus really was God in human form and he has been following him ever since.

He is married to Jane and they have four children. They have lived in and around London for the last 20 years.

Prior to leading Grace Church Wanstead, David Gibbs was a curate at Christ Church, Leyton.


More recent sermons can be found on our YouTube Channel

Acts 9:31-43 David Gibbs

1st October 2023

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Grace Church Wanstead was started in 2006 by a partnership between two evangelical Church of England churches; Christ Church, Leyton and St Helen’s Bishopsgate. We are supported by Crosslinks the Church of England mission agency. We are members of the Evangelical Alliance, an organisation with over 7000 member churches in the UK and many more worldwide, and The FIEC (The Federation of Independent Evangelical Churches). We work closely with other evangelical churches in Wanstead and Woodford, including the Passion for Life initiative.