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 […]

Advent & Christmas 2019

Join us for Advent and Christmas 2019 at St Mary’s, a church for the whole community where all are welcome, always. We’ll have carol services, children’s events, a midnight Christmas Eve communion and a Christmas Day celebration for all of Walthamstow. Our full listing of services and events is above, including – for the first […]

A Win on Climate

St Mary’s has been responding to the Climate Crisis by working through our membership in Citizens UK to get politicians to take bold action. In September 2019, people from St Mary’s organised a gathering at St Mary Aldermary, City of London, in a long-shot bid to get the climate on our Citizens’ Manifesto. The Citizens’ […]

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 […]

Modern Church, Ancient Ideas

By Revd Vanessa Conant, Rector, St Mary’s Walthamstow In the earliest years of the life of St Mary’s, some 900 years ago, the church was given into the care of Holy Trinity Priory, Aldgate, City of London. An ancient monastic order, Holy Trinity Priory was founded by Queen Matilda I, and developed under the advice […]

Candlelit Tales on 15/11

Back by popular demand and for one night only, on Friday 15th November 2019 we’re offering guided candlelit storytelling tours of St Mary’s, Walthamstow’s ancient church and oldest building. Bring family and friends to experience St Mary’s Church by candlelight and listen as storytellers unfold fascinating tales of people from Walthamstow’s past. Each tour is […]

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 […]