Growing people, transforming communities
St Mary the Virgin, better known as St Mary’s, is home to a vibrant multi-ethnic Christian community.
With our sister churches we enjoy a range of Sunday worship and midweek activities for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Our ancient building is the historic parish church of Walthamstow. People have worshipped here for over 1000 years.
All we do celebrates and explores life in response to God’s love. We believe Jesus Christ offers real hope for our world, and whilst we don’t get everything right, we want to contribute to the common good of all in our community.
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
We start with refreshments at 6.30! Joining with Christians from across our churches, our evening service varies between Holy Communion, informal Praise and Contemplative prayer. A great space to take time out with God and others.
Rev’d Vanessa Conant
Rev’d Jill Mowbray
Parish Office Manager & Administrator