Welcome

The Parish of Walthamstow is a vibrant and diverse team of Anglican churches seeking to serve our part of urban northeast London and see it transformed through the power of God’s Spirit, and we’d love to have you join us.

We aim to be active members of the Church of England and the worldwide Christian family. As a Parish, we are working to make Walthamstow a better place for everyone through our work with Citizens UK, the Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelter and through our Christians Against Poverty centre.

We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds. Join us as we seek to grow in our knowledge and love of God, to grow numerically, to grow in reach and impact in Walthamstow and to grow in our love for our neighbours and for each other.

We’re a local Church of England parish and part of the Diocese of Chelmsford.

Candlelit History Tours at St Mary’s: 24 November & 1 December

Explore St Mary’s Church, the oldest building in Walthamstow, on Friday 24 November and Friday 1 December with free candlelit history tours. Tours will begin at 7.45pm, 8.05pm and 8.25pm and each tour will last about 30-40 minutes. Do join us for an atmospheric tour of the building that has shaped over 900 years of Walthamstow history! There’s no need to book, just turn up a few minutes before a tour is set to begin.

Alpha at St Mary’s: Starts 3 October 2017, 8pm

We’re excited to be running the renowned Alpha Course for 8 Tuesdays – 3 October to 21 November 2017, 8pm to 9.30pm – at St Mary’s Walthamstow. Would you like to join us? It’s a wonderful opportunity to explore faith in a relaxed and open environment – a place where questions, doubts and thinking are very much encouraged! We begin Week 6 of Alpha on Tuesday 7 November at 8pm – it’s not too late to join! Register your interest with this short form: http://bit.ly/2eTwppI

Cafe Theology for 20s & 30s: Wednesdays, 8.30pm (Fortnightly)

8.30 pm  for 20s & 30s, Wednesdays after Vespers, 19 Barrett Rd (Fortnightly) 
Join Adam Childs, our new curate, and Matt Ralph, who helps lead our young adult ministry, for post-Vespers theological chat with food at 19 Barrett Road (about a 10-minute walk from St Mary’s, between Wood St and Walthamstow Village) every fortnight. Our young adults group is for people in their 20s or 30s and is a great way to get connected at St Mary’s. Vespers is our candlelit contemplative service at St Mary’s, which happens every Wednesday at 7.30pm: 40 minutes of stillness, mindfulness and contemplation. Cafe Theology next meets 15 November, 29 November, 13 December, 10 January 2018 and 24 January 2018.

St Mary’s Awarded £1.67 Million Heritage Grant

St Mary’s Church is excited to announce that we have won a £1.67 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore and renovate our ancient building, and to expand its use by making it into centre for music, art and culture alongside our regular worship and other ministries. To learn more about our ‘Creative Church for a Creative Community’ project, read our press release.

St Mary’s Music Hall 2017 Series

St Mary’s is pleased to announce a new venture with SoundThread, two members of the Nest Collective (one of London’s top world and folk music promoters) and the St Mary’s Arts Collective on the St Mary’s Music Hall – a curated series of world and folk music. For our latest shows and ticket information, visit our website here.

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