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A morning time of prayer, Monday-Friday, at 8.30am, live-streamed on our Facebook page.

Sunday Service: In-Person & Online

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St Mary’s Welcome Centre
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10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Every Sunday at 10.30am.

Morning Prayer Online

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A morning time of prayer, Monday-Friday, at 8.30am, live-streamed on our Facebook page.

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Vespers: Cultivating Healing (19/1)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 19 January 2022. Tonight we continue our online series on Henri Nouwen’s book, “The Wounded Healer.”

Sunday Service (16/1)

Join us today for one of two in-person Sunday Morning services in the St Mary’s Welcome Centre: a 9am Holy Communion and a 10.30am service during which we will also share Communion, and which we will live-stream to our Facebook page.

Churchyard Update (13/1)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener  Despite some distractions (collapsing wall, old monument deterioration and the unlicensed burial of a pet), we made good progress last week. There is still some weeding, planting and editing to be done. However, this week we plan to make a start on winter pruning of trees. […]

A Church for the Whole Community

We continue to monitor the levels of Covid infection and make decisions in accordance with the best public health advice. From 9 January 2022, we will again meet in the Welcome Centre, in person, for two Sunday morning services: a 9am Holy Communion and 10.30am service. However, we will limit capacity to 40 people.

If you join us in person, we ask that you wear a face mask and also dress up warm as we will be ventilating the building as much as possible. If you’re able, we also ask you to register in advance. Book a place at our 9am service here. Book a place at our 10.30am service here

We will continue to live-stream our 10.30am Sunday Service to our Facebook page and we encourage you to join us there if you are able. 

For the latest information on Sunday Services, click here

For the latest information on Wednesday Vespers, click here.

St Mary’s is a diverse and inclusive community learning the way of Jesus and growing in love – a centre of Arts, Prayer and Transformation, and a church for the whole community where all are welcome, always.

Our Sunday Services are in the Welcome Centre, which is our church hall (located across the churchyard from the church): a weekly 9am Holy Communion service and a 10.30am service, which we also live-stream to our Facebook page.

We also meet weekly for Vespers (Wednesdays at 7.30pm) in the Welcome Centre and we live-stream Morning Prayer (Monday to Friday at 8.30am) to our Facebook page.

We do more than meet on Sundays and Wednesdays: we run confirmation, marriage and faith-exploration courses, work with young people and children, manage an award-winning churchyard (with opportunities to volunteer), and advocate for affordable housing and a Just Transition to a carbon-neutral London as founding members of Waltham Forest Citizens, our chapter of Citizens UK. We also support the night shelter and have been involved with Christian Kitchen for years.

We are a centre for arts and culture in Walthamstow. As home to the St Mary’s Music Hall and the St Mary’s Arts Collective, our arts projects and musical events bring people together, and our £3.37 million Creative Church project, which will break ground in Autumn 2021, will make our building more accessible to the whole community.

Our ancient building is the historic parish church of Walthamstow. People have worshipped here for over 900 years and it’s still the heart of all we do; indeed, worship is something that happens every minute of every day!

St Mary’s is part of the Church of England and Diocese of Chelmsford and we are committed to safeguarding children and young people and all victims of abuse and vulnerable adults. Our PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practices on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website. Our parish safeguarding officer is Emma Clements; she can be reached at emmaclements655@btinternet.com.

The Creative Church Project

In 2015, an architect’s report indicated we had to make urgent repairs to St Mary’s ancient building. However, as we looked at how we might fund this work, we began to dream bigger and to imagine how we might make St Mary’s building the heart of Walthamstow again, as it was in centuries past.

Click on the image below to learn more about our plans to open up Walthamstow’s ancient church and oldest building to the whole community with a cafe, gallery space and more. Work begins in 2021.

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21 January 2022

Morning Prayer Online

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Morning Prayer Online

8:30 am - 9:00 am (See All)A morning time of prayer, Monday-Friday, at 8.30am, live-streamed on our Facebook page.