Growing people, transforming communities
St Mary’s is home to a diverse and inclusive Christian community of 300+ people serving in the way of Jesus and growing in love. Our goal is to be a centre of ministry in East London and a focal point of activity in Walthamstow: a place where interesting and transformative things happen.
With our sister churches we enjoy a range of Sunday worship and midweek activities for people of all ages and backgrounds. We run parenting, marriage and Alpha courses, help people out of debt through our Christians Against Poverty centre, advocate for affordable housing and other important issues through our partnership with Citizens UK, support the Forest Churches Night Shelter and reach out to the High Street through our sister church St Luke’s, which operates as a market stall.
Our ancient building is the historic parish church of Walthamstow. People have worshipped here for a thousand years – a great tradition we carry on, both on Sundays (8 am, 10.30 am and 7 pm) and during the week.
All we do celebrates and explores life in response to God’s love. We believe Jesus offers real hope for our world, and whilst we don’t get everything right, we want to contribute to the good of all in our community in the way of Jesus.
Sunday worship at St Mary’s
8 am Holy Communion
A great way to start the day in peace and quiet using traditional words.
10.30 am Morning Worship
A contemporary service with music, images, and thought provoking ideas. We welcome everyone and have special groups for children and young people. There is a Baby Lounge with a church member who welcomes parents and babies under 1 and for toddlers up to age 3 there is Jumpers in the Vestry. Older children can attend supervised groups in the Welcome Centre.
Generally the first and third Sundays in the month are Holy Communion, the second is Morning Worship and the fourth All Age Worship but please note this may be different around the major church festivals especially Easter and Christmas.
7 pm Evening Worship
Joining with Christians from across the Parish, our evening service varies between Holy Communion, informal praise and contemplative prayer.
Rev Vanessa Conant
Parish Operations Director
Parish Office Manager & Administrator
Rev Jill Mowbray