Memorial Service (24/5)

This Sunday 24th May at 4pm we will hold the first of our online memorial services, remembering by name those who have died during lockdown. We are conscious that many people have not been able to attend the funerals of loved ones during this time, and that we need a space to grieve and to […]

Permanent Zoom Links

Thanks to a generous gift from one of our church members, St Mary’s now has a Zoom account, the conferencing website and app that has suddenly become very popular due to the fact that it allows large groups of people to virtually gather at once! What this means is that we can have permanent links […]

Morning Prayer Goes Online

Starting Thursday 19th March, we’re taking Morning Prayer online! Join us on our Facebook Page ( as we live-stream Morning Prayer every weekday at 8.30am. With more of us now working from home and removed from our normal routines, building a rhythm of prayer into the day is a powerful way of shaping the time […]

St Mary’s Suspends All Public Services & Events

St Mary’s and the Parish of Walthamstow, which includes St Gabriel’s and St Luke’s, will suspend all public services, including Sunday worship, from today (17th March 2020) until further notice in keeping with the latest public health advice and today’s guidance from The Church of England. However, as our Archbishops write, this is an opportunity […]

Coronavirus Response

By Revd Vanessa Conant, Rector, St Mary’s & the Parish of Walthamstow UPDATE (Tuesday 17th March 2020, 5pm) This afternoon (17/3), St Mary’s suspended all public gatherings in the building, including regular Sunday worship, in accordance with Church of England guidance. For more information on this development, including how we plan to stay connected as […]

Tap to Give

St Mary’s has recently introduced a new way to give to our church that just requires tapping your debit card – no cash required! Our new Goodbox donation system is a quick and easy way to donate to the church, and is as easy as using your card to get on the Tube or buy […]

St Mary’s Awarded £1.45m by The National Lottery Towards Restoration

After Years of Planning, St Mary’s has been Awarded Confirmed Funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to Create a Centre for Music, Art and Culture in Walthamstow; Works to Begin in 2021 Walthamstow will benefit from a National Lottery grant of nearly £1.5 million to make St Mary’s Church in Waltham Forest a centre […]

Climate Crisis Meeting 24/9

Without urgent action, the climate crisis will radically reshape our planet leading to food shortages, the migration of millions of people and extinctions. The time to act is now. That’s why we’re coming together as St Mary’s Walthamstow, Waltham Forest Citizens and London Citizens-affiliated institutions to get the climate crisis – the issue upon which […]

Open House London

St Mary’s is excited to be part of Open House London 2019 – a weekend when hundreds of London’s best buildings will be open free of charge for tours or just to take a self-guided look around. We’ll be open from 11am-5pm on Saturday 21st September, and from 12.30-5.30pm on Sunday 22nd September. For more details, […]

Course for Parents & Babies

‘Starting Rite’ is the name of our new baby-centred course that will run over five Wednesdays starting 19th June 2019 with fun activities for babies 0-1: singing, story-telling, bathing, baby massage and other multi-sensory play. Register here to secure a place. The course is open to any parent/carer of a baby, however there are only […]