Christmas Day Services (25/12)

We’ll begin Christmas Day by sharing Holy Communion at midnight in a service that starts at 11.15pm on Christmas Eve. We’ll also share Holy Communion at 9am and 10.30am on Christmas Day, with the earlier service offering a quieter start to Christmas Day, while the later service will be a joyful celebration for all ages. 

Fourth Sunday in Advent (18/12)

On 18 December, we’ll mark the Fourth Sunday in Advent with three services in our regenerated church building: a 9am Holy Communion led by Revd Dave Edmondson with Revd Vanessa Conant preaching; a 10.30am All-Age Nativity led Revd Vanessa Conant; and our 6pm Carols by Candlelight service featuring the 40-person St Mary’s choir led by Jonathan Rathbone, with mince pies and mulled wine to follow the service. 

Gaudete Sunday (11/12)

On 11 December, we’ll celebrate Gaudete Sunday by reopening our ancient building to the whole community. Join us for Holy Communion at 9am or 10.30am as Revd Dave Edmondson leads, Ven Elwin Cockett presides and Revd Vanessa Conant preaches. And then at 6pm, come back for Orchestral Carols, though be sure to arrive early in order to get a seat! 

First Sunday of Advent (27/11)

On 27 November, we’ll mark the First Sunday of Advent with two services in the St Mary’s Welcome Centre: a 9am Holy Communion and our 10.30am intergenerational service, which we hold every fourth Sunday of the month. 

Advent & Christmas 2022 at St Mary’s

Join us for Advent and Christmas as we reopen Walthamstow’s ancient church and oldest building to the whole community on 11 December with two morning services of Holy Communion at 9am and 10.30am, followed by Orchestral Carols at 6pm.

Join St Mary’s Christmas Choir

Join our Community Christmas Choir and be among the first inside the regenerated church building! The choir will sing at our Carols by Candlelight service on 18/12 at 6pm and will rehearse at 7pm on 9 and 16 December, as well as before the service on the 18th. Trained singers and beginners welcome!

Christmas Eve Reflection

By Revd Vanessa Conant, Rector, St Mary’s & the Parish of Walthamstow  On Wednesday, I celebrated my parents’ 50th Wedding Anniversary. Like so many things this year and last, it was […]

Services to Move Outdoors and Online (18/12)

By Revd Vanessa Conant, Rector, St Mary’s & the Parish of Walthamstow  The arrival of the omicron variant of Covid has led to very high infection numbers in our community […]

Gaudete Sunday (12/12)

Join us this week (12/12) at St Mary’s for Gaudete Sunday. ‘Gaudete’ means ‘rejoice’ in Latin, and on the Third Sunday of the Advent season, we take time to focus […]

Second Sunday of Advent (5/12)

Join us on 5 December, the Second Sunday of Advent, for one of two services in the St Mary’s Welcome Centre: a 9am Holy Communion and a 10.30am Holy Communion, […]