A Message from Vanessa: ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ (8th – 15th May 2016)

As some of you may know, the Archbishops of York and Canterbury have asked all of the churches in England to pray for the growth of the Church in the week leading up to Pentecost 2016, and for each of us, in our own local contexts and in our own unique ways, to share the … [Read more…]

Holy Week 2016 in the Parish of Walthamstow

The Parish of Walthamstow will celebrate Holy Week 2016 with services and events hosted by all of our churches. On Monday the 21st of March, night prayer, or Compline, will be held at St Mary’s at 8 pm, with Compline held the following evening (22 March), also at 8 pm, at St Stephen’s Church. On Wednesday … [Read more…]

St Mary’s Bells removed for repair

St. Mary’s Church bells were removed in the week of February 8th, and taken to Taylor’s Bell Foundry in Loughborough for repair. They are expected to be returned in June. For more details, click here for an article written by St. Mary’s Church member and bellringer David Baker.

Christmas events and services 2015

Christmas is coming… and as well as our usual Sunday services, there are many other events and services taking place at all our churches over Christmas. We started with showing the film “Elf!” at St. Mary’s Church, on Saturday 12th December – 70 people enjoyed popcorn, hot dogs and, of course, the film… At St. Mary’s … [Read more…]

Poetry event at St. Mary’s – “Unfurling” by Ian Adams

On Tuesday, 27 October at 7:30 pm, acclaimed poet and retreat leader Ian Adams will be at St Mary’s to read poems from his latest collection, ‘Unfurling’ (Canterbury Press, 2014). The event is free with donations accepted. It’s a great opportunity to invite friends and acquaintances of all backgrounds. Ian is an Anglican priest whose … [Read more…]

Rowantree Choir to perform new cantata Patricius in free concert

On Saturday October 24th at 7:45pm, the Rowantree Choir is giving a free concert at St. Mary’s Church, performing a new piece called “Patricius”. Jonathan Rathbone, Musical Director of St Mary’s Church, and Paul Whitnall, member of St Mary’s, have together written and composed this brand new cantata, which takes a fresh and inspirational look at the … [Read more…]

Open Church – September 26th & 27th

This coming weekend, “Open Church” is happening at St. Mary’s. It’s an opportunity to visit the oldest building in Walthamstow and discover its history and the people from its past. There will be self-guided tours of the church, Tower Tours from 1pm (weather permitting), history leaflets, family quiz sheets, brass & stone rubbing & free refreshments. Opening times are Saturday … [Read more…]

Stow Festival concerts at St. Mary’s Church

This coming weekend, St. Mary’s Church is hosting two Stow Festival events, organised by our director of music, Jonathan Rathbone. There is a concert on Friday 18th at 7:30pm, featuring local professional musicians, the Henry Maynard School Choir and the London Forest Choir. On Sunday 20th at 7pm Jonathan will be conducting a 50-piece orchestra … [Read more…]