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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]