‘Season of Remembrance’ Churchyard Tours: 13 & 14 November

Our resident historians David and Jack Baker will lead free ‘Season of Remembrance’ churchyard tours on Saturday 13 November and Sunday 14 November at 2pm and 3pm. There’s no need to book, just turn up at the church door at least five minutes before a tour is scheduled to begin. Tours are 45 minutes long […]

(Updated) Churchyard History Tours on 5/9 & 11/9

St Mary’s will be part of Open House London with two afternoons of free churchyard tours (you must book a place here) on Sunday 5 September 2021 and Saturday 11 September 2021. The ‘Churchyard Trails: Stories from Walthamstow’s Past’ tours – which each last 45 minutes – explore some of the fascinating people buried in […]

Dr Emma Miles Named Community Engagement Officer

Dr Emma Miles appointed Community Engagement Officer, a new role funded by the National Lottery   St Mary’s is pleased to introduce Dr Emma Miles as our Community Engagement officer, a new role funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of St Mary’s ‘Creative Church’ regeneration project, which will begin this autumn.   […]

Job Openings: Community Engagement Officer, Community Gardener

St Mary’s has two new exciting job openings – a Community Engagement Officer and a Community Gardener – both of which are funded as part of our National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported Creative Church project, which will regenerate St Mary’s ancient building. A synopsis of each job is below, as well as a PDF for each […]

Open House London

St Mary’s will participate in Open House London on Saturday 19th September and Sunday 20th September. On Saturday 19th September, we’ll give pre-booked tours of the church every 30 minutes, 10.30am to 4.30pm (masks must be worn in the building), as visitors learn about some of the fascinating people associated with Walthamstow’s 12th century church […]

Burials in Bloom 2020

Our popular Burials in Bloom scheme is back! Join in with other local volunteers as we care for graves that are no longer looked after by planting beautiful flowers around them. No gardening experience is needed, just an interest in growing and spending time outdoors in Walthamstow Village’s biggest green space. You can spend as […]

Modern Church, Ancient Ideas

By Revd Vanessa Conant, Rector, St Mary’s Walthamstow In the earliest years of the life of St Mary’s, some 900 years ago, the church was given into the care of Holy Trinity Priory, Aldgate, City of London. An ancient monastic order, Holy Trinity Priory was founded by Queen Matilda I, and developed under the advice […]

Candlelit Tales on 15/11

Back by popular demand and for one night only, on Friday 15th November 2019 we’re offering guided candlelit storytelling tours of St Mary’s, Walthamstow’s ancient church and oldest building. Bring family and friends to experience St Mary’s Church by candlelight and listen as storytellers unfold fascinating tales of people from Walthamstow’s past. Each tour is […]

Grant Celebration 13/10

We’re celebrating the £1.45 million National Lottery grant St Mary’s received last month to regenerate Walthamstow’s ancient church and oldest building, and all of Walthamstow is invited! This Sunday 13th October, join us at St Mary’s from 3-4.30pm for tours, project presentations, free refreshments and children’s activities. We’ll share more about why we want to […]