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 […]

Christingle Pack Signup

The link to the Christingle service will go live on St Mary’s website and social media channels at 3.30pm on Christmas Eve 2020, and we hope you’ll join us then, but in preparation, we’d love for you to sign up for a Christingle Pack so you can properly participate in our online service from home […]

Vespers: Advent (2/12)

Welcome to Vespers for 2nd December as we begin the season of Advent. Advent is a time when we prepare ourselves for the festival of Christmas, and our Vespers reflections will help us to engage with the season. Tonight, Natalie Burwell explores ‘light’ in this darkest season of the year. As always, Vespers features a […]

Morning Prayer: Advent

This is the liturgy we will be using for Morning Prayer during the season of Advent, which began on Sunday 29th November 2020 and lasts until the first communion of Christmas. We say Morning Prayer every weekday at 8.30am on our Facebook page, which you can access by clicking here.

Advent Sunday (29/11)

Welcome to our online Sunday Service for 29th November. Today, we celebrate the beginning of a new church year as we enter the season of Advent – a time of longing and expectation as we await the birth of Jesus and the festival of Christmas. During these next four weeks, our worship seeks to help […]

Vespers: Jesus Prayer (25/11)

Welcome to Vespers for 25th November, the last in our ‘Strengthening Our Core’ series. Tonight, Revd Vanessa Conant explores the ancient practice of the Jesus Prayer and its invitation to ‘come and rest’.  Though Vespers draws on over a thousand years of Christian contemplative practice, it’s always for everyone, regardless of background or belief. Tonight’s […]

Christ the King (22/11)

Welcome to the Feast of Christ the King. Christ the King is a feast that calls us to renew our commitment to Jesus Christ and his Kingdom over and above any earthly rulers. It was started in the 1920s in response to the rising tide of nationalism across Europe – an alarming trend we see […]

Vespers: Examen (18/11)

Welcome to Vespers for Wednesday 18th November. Revd Vanessa Conant leads this evening’s online gathering – part of the ‘Strengthening Our Core’ series – and focuses on the Ignatian Examen, a way of praying that helps us review our day and our life. As always, Vespers is always for everyone, regardless of background or belief, […]

Sunday Service (15/11)

Welcome to our online service for 15th November. Our service is led by Revd Dave Edmondson and features a sermon from Revd Adam Childs, scripture readings from Laura Elgie and Tim Hewitt and prayers and intercessions from Natalie Burwell. Today’s service also features an interview with Flavia Duddridge about life during lockdown. While you can […]

Vespers: Body Prayer (11/11)

Welcome to Vespers for 11th November, the second in our series called ‘Strengthening Our Core’. Tonight, Revd Vanessa Conant reflects on the ways in which body prayer can help us deepen and ground our experience of prayer. As always, Vespers features a poem, two pieces of music, a reflection, a contemplative practice to try, two […]

Remembrance Sunday

Welcome to our online service for 8th November, Remembrance Sunday. Today’s Remembrance Day service is led by Revd Adam Childs with a sermon from our lay reader, Rob Duddridge, scripture readings from Paul Powell and Isobel Gordon, prayers from Jacqueline Baker and special music from Jonathan Rathbone and the London Forest Choir. While you can […]