Learning Community on Compassion Starts 7 Nov

We’ll be discussing Karen Armstrong’s ’12 Steps to a Compassionate Life’ Wednesdays, 8.30-9.30pm, after Vespers at St Mary’s Walthamstow starting 7 November 2018. We’ll examine one of the steps each week, with the group lasting 12 weeks in total. The church will be purchasing books; however, we ask for a £5 donation per book if […]

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 […]

June-August at St Mary’s

Join us this June, July and August at St Mary’s for a full slate of events. We’ll celebrate Pentecost Sunday (9th June, 10.30am) with baptisms and the reaffirmation of baptisms, hear a great Spanish band called Las Migas as part of the St Mary’s Music Hall (27th June), offer a five-week baby sensory class which […]

Annual Report Released

Our 2018 Annual Report is now available to download and contains updates on most the activities and ministries of St Mary’s, including our Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre, our Music Hall, our Waltham Forest Citizens’ work, staffing changes in the parish, our financial situation and more. The Annual Report also contains information about our partner […]

Creative Church Progress

St Mary’s is pleased to announce that we’ve cleared more hurdles in our attempt to repair and regenerate our ancient building, with the hope of securing the rest of our National Lottery grant by Autumn 2019. All being well, our plan is to begin works in early 2021 and finish by early 2022. In March […]

Report on Youth Violence Launched

On Friday 29 March 2019 more than 100 of us packed the Council Chamber at the Town Hall to release our report on youth violence after months of listening to young people, teachers, youth workers, parents, police and others about the struggles young people face in Waltham Forest. Our Waltham Forest Citizens’ alliance – a […]

Holy Week and Easter 2019

Join us this April at St Mary’s for Holy Week and Easter. Our special services begin on Monday 15 April, 7.30pm, with Stations of the Cross as we explore the passion story. The Stations of the Cross will be guided by our rector, Revd Vanessa Conant, and will last about an hour. On Tuesday 16 […]

Christmas & Advent 2018

All of Walthamstow is invited to Advent and Christmas services at St Mary’s; in addition to our regular Sunday services at 8am and 10.30am and our Wednesday Vespers services at 7.30pm, we will have two carol services (16 and 23 December), two Christingle services for families and children (24 December at 2pm and 4.30pm) and special services on Christmas Eve […]

Creative Church Update

We released designs from Matthew Lloyd Architects for St Mary’s Walthamstow on 28 October 2018 as part of our Great Design Sunday. Our Creative Church project, made possible by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other funders (including you, we hope!), will make St Mary’s a centre of Arts, Prayer and Transformation with a building that […]

Try Alpha: Begins 25 September

Millions of people around the world have explored life, faith and meaning in a non-judgemental way through the Alpha Course. It’s a place where no question is off-limits, and where people can explore faith in an open and relaxed way. We’re pleased to be running the Alpha Course throughout the Autumn of 2018 at St […]