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 on Zoom, a sweet gathering of our nearest and dearest family. It was all the things that a Zoom call is – imperfect and yet […]

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 and across our congregations. As we did last year, we find ourselves in the difficult position of trying to work out how best to gather […]

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 specifically on joy! We’ll have two morning services in the St Mary’s Welcome Centre: a 9am Holy Communion led by Revd Alan Moss with a […]

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, both with Revd Dave Edmondson presiding, Rob Duddridge preaching. At our 10.30am service, we’ll offer children’s groups in the Welcome Centre lounge and the service […]

Advent Study Group on Zoom: Starts 2/12

Join us for an Advent Study Group on Zoom, Thursdays from 8pm-9.15pm, starting 2 December. Each week in Advent, we’ll watch an episode of the BBC’s Nativity series with discussion and reflection afterwards and ending with Night Prayer. It’s all led by our placement curate, Revd Jide Macaulay. Interested in joining us? Email vanessa@stmaryswalthamstow.org for […]

First Sunday of Advent

On Sunday 28 November, we’ll celebrate the First Sunday of Advent with three services in the St Mary’s Welcome Centre (our church hall, located across the churchyard from the church): a 9am Holy Communion service led by Revd Vanessa Conant with a sermon from Revd Dave Edmondson; a 10.30am inter-generational service; and a 6pm Advent […]

Advent and Christmas 2021

We’re delighted to welcome you to our 2021 Christmas services. As St Mary’s ancient building undergoes extensive renovations, we’re excited to partner with our sister church, St Gabriel’s (near the corner of Havant Road and Wood Street), and with our friends at Greenleaf Road Baptist Church to provide more opportunities for you to join us […]

Online Christmas Services

Though we unfortunately felt it necessary to cancel in-person services, we’re looking forward to celebrating Christmas with you online. Join us for the following services this week on our Facebook page: 24th December, 3.30pm: Online Christingle 24th December, 7pm: Online Fireside Carols 24th December, 11.15pm: Online Compline 25th December, 10.30am: Christmas Day Online

In-Person Christmas Services Cancelled

By Revd Vanessa ConantRector, St Mary’s & the Parish of Walthamstow Dear St Mary’s I wonder how you are today with the news of Tier 4 restrictions now in effect. I found the news disorientating and was deeply concerned to hear about a new variant of the virus and its impact on infection rates, with some scientists estimating […]

Sunday Service: Nativity (20/12)

Welcome to our online Sunday Service for the fourth Sunday of Advent. Today is our online Nativity: a very 2020 version of the Christmas story (Zoom jokes included!) that we hope you will enjoy, with contributions from Charnelle Barclay, Philip Brook, Adam and Becky Childs, Vanessa and Cameron Conant, Jacintha Danaswamy, Dave and Caitlin Edmondson, […]