The Parish of Walthamstow is a vibrant and diverse team of Anglican churches and we’d love to have you join us. As active members of the Church of England and the worldwide Christian family, we want to make Walthamstow a better place for everyone. We do this 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.
Open Church Weekend at St Mary’s: 30 June & 1 July
This Saturday 30 June (11am-5pm) and Sunday 1 July (12.30pm-5.30pm) we’ll do something we soon hope to do nearly every day of the week: have an ‘Open Church’ at St Mary’s with free entry, storytelling, self-guided history tours, tower tours (for a small fee) and more! Explore Walthamstow’s oldest building this weekend, which has been a gathering place for over 900 years.
Annual Report Highlights Diverse Ministries
The Parish’s annual report was released in April 2018 and it covers an incredible range of activity among our churches, from supporting the Emergency Night Shelter to our community arts work, Vespers service on Wednesdays and more. You’ll also get updated on our St Mary’s ‘Creative Church’ regeneration project which is being supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Read the full report here.
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 2018 Series
St Mary’s is pleased to announce that we are continuing our music 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 2018 shows and ticket information, visit our website here.