Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mary's - the new face of our partners SMICP

Our partners have a new face: Mary's - A force for good in the community.

We created a new charity in 2008 to manage and develop our long established community work. The new image has impact and personality, bringing together the wide range of activities that enable lives to change for good.

Mary's launch comes with colourful publicity, posters and a brand new website.

In this interview last Sunday, Helen Mylam, Vanessa Haruperi and Lucy Elderton speak about the new image and about the Gold Award that the Youth Club has just received.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Services on Sunday

Sunday 23/11/2014

11am All Together Church and Baptism Simon Harvey preaching. Fruitfulness on the frontline 6: Be a messenger of the gospel. Bible reading: 1 Peter 3.15-16; Matthew 19.13-15

6pm Holy Communion Gloria Naylor preaching. Bible reading: Ephesians 1.15-end; Matthew 25.31-end

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Vacancy for part-time Administrative Assistant

We're looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant to work ten hours a week (two hours each weekday) in our busy church office.

A candidate with the right ability will be paid at London Living Wage (£9.15 an hour in 2015), plus pension. The appointment is initially for three months, with the view to a permanent appointment.

We believe great administration helps us to help people. So we're looking for an accurate, organised, quick learner to help us serve the church really effectively.

Applications and assessment tests must be submitted online before 5pm on Wednesday 3 December 2014. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 10 December 2014.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day with St Mary's Primary School

One hundred years after the start of World War One, the whole school community gathered in church.

Children from four to eleven stood in silence for two minutes, which began with the Last Post and concluded with the words of remembrance.

All the children in the school made their own poppies and the service, led by our Children's and Youth Minister, Tim Broadbent, included children reading their poems and prayers. Volunteer Harriet Maunsell movingly described the loss of her great uncle Bertie, who died on the western front almost exactly a century ago.

After the service, Simon Harvey interviewed Caitlin and Abbie, who spoke about the significance of Remembrance.

Can't see the audio player? Follow this link.

Will Aid - November 2014

Will Aid is a project that runs every year during the month of November. As part of the Will Aid scheme, some solicitors draw up wills in exchange for a donation to a group of charities instead of their usual fee. 

Will Aid estimate that 6 out of 10 adults have not made a will so do have a think about whether this could appeal to you. 

It takes place during the whole month of November so if you are thinking of making a will or are a solicitor and would like to offer your services please go to

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


With our Sunday services usually beginning at 11:00am, we're making a small adjustment so that we can observe the Act of Remembrance as the church bells chime.

This Sunday, 9 November 2014, our service will begin at 10:55am.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Newly baptised and confirmed church members

The Bishop of Stepney confirmed seven members of St Mary's this morning. Five were also baptised.

Baptism and confirmation belong together as rites of Christian initiation. These are steps along the way of faith and express our commitment to follow Jesus Christ as disciples, to daily seek to receive the Holy Spirit, and to trust in God wherever life takes us.

Bishop Adrian preached a sermon on the calling to follow Jesus Christ in all of our lives, to not so much see vocation as a change of direction as a change of heart.

We congratulate all those who were baptised and confirmed today and pray God's blessing for their future.

Can't see the audio player? Follow this link.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cards for Good Causes on sale at St Mary's

St Mary's is open for you to buy Christmas cards and gifts from Saturday 1 November to Saturday 13 December (excluding Sundays). Opening hours are 10am to 5pm.

We're glad to partner Cards for Good Causes in supporting local, national and international charities.

Buying your charity Christmas cards from us means you can pick from a really wide range of designs and support more than one charity this Christmas. And not only that, you can choose which of the 34 charities you'd like to support with your purchase.