Churchyard Update (2/12)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener Last week we set a lot of leaning gravestones right and placed a new welcome stone at the gate. David, one of our volunteers, was instrumental in this, and it was great to have his input. We are getting to the end of leaf-clearing and bulb-planting […]

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 […]

Morning Prayer: Liturgies for Every Season

We’ve created a Morning Prayer booklet with all the liturgies you’ll need for every church season of the year. We say Morning Prayer every weekday at 8.30am on our Facebook page. Morning Prayer Booklet  

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 […]

Christ the King Sunday (21/11)

Join us this Sunday 21/11 for the Feast of Christ the King with two services in the St Mary’s Welcome Centre: a 9am Holy Communion led by Revd Vanessa Conant with a sermon from Revd Alan Moss, and a 10.30am service led by Revd Dave Edmondson with Alan preaching and children’s groups provided. The Feast […]

Churchyard Update (17/11)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener This week we start the main phase of bulb planting. There are two large areas (along the railings in front of The Welcome Centre and near the noticeboard) which will be prepared and then planted with bulbs. On Thursday we welcome volunteers from Maximus UK, who […]

Churchyard Update (9/11)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener You will notice a couple of well dug areas around the churchyards at the moment. We thank GoodGym and other volunteers for this, as these areas are being prepared for our major bulb planting. Normally, I try to avoid digging as it just results in more […]

Churchyard Update (4/11)

By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener What to look for in the churchyard this week? Leaves. Lots of leaves. Even though I slightly resent the start of leaf-collecting season, I know that corralling them is a job worth doing. First, it stops some plants, grass and paths being swamped by a soggy […]

Morning Prayer Liturgy for All Saints

Below is our Morning Prayer liturgy for All Saints – a season of the Church that lasts until Advent and in which we remember all of those who have gone before us. We say Morning Prayer every weekday at 8.30am on our Facebook page and we invite you to join us as enter this new […]