Willingale is a village and civil parish in the Epping Forest district, in the county of Essex, England. Other nearby settlements include Miller's Green, Shellow Bowells and Birds Green. Willingale has two churches in one churchyard, one called St Christopher, Willingale. and one called St Andrew's Church. On a sunny summer weekend it is possible to take in a pleasant few hours watching a game of cricket on the village green. The refurbished village hall is available for private hire. Willingale has lost its village shop and The Bell public house which was very popular until the drink driving laws were introduced and, The Tophouse which closed many years years previously, re-opened in more recent times and closed again.