Mary's Youth Club Open House event
Sep
18
5:00 PM17:00

Mary's Youth Club Open House event

Our partner charity, Mary’s, is hosting an Open House event for its youth club on Tuesday 18 September from 5-8pm.

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in joining the youth club to come along, experience some of the activities and meet existing members. All friends, families and neighbours of Mary’s and of existing members are also very welcome.

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The Big Silence
Jun
8
to Jun 10

The Big Silence

 

St Mary’s Big Silence will take place again this year at Domus Mariae Chigwell from Friday 8 June until Sunday 10 June.

This is a marvellous opportunity to take time out in a busy life to seek the Lord. We will keep silent from bedtime on Friday until waking up on Sunday.

The cost will be £130. If you are interested in going please contact Ian Mylam or Caroline Shuttleworth.

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Soul in the City: Historical walk through the Heart of Islington
Jun
3
1:30 PM13:30

Soul in the City: Historical walk through the Heart of Islington

A fantastic opportunity to explore your local area on foot with a knowledgeable guide. Take an hour to discover the secrets of Islington's streets...  

Meet at Richard Cloudesley tomb by front of St Mary's Church, Upper Street, N1 2TX.

All pre-ordered places have now been taken. A limited number of places will be available on the day, at the discretion of the walk leader.

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Soul in the City: Evening of Music and Words Celebrating Women Leadership
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Soul in the City: Evening of Music and Words Celebrating Women Leadership

A diverse programme of music and words written by women, including jazz pieces, sacred choral music, chamber music, songs and poems.

Summertime by George and Ira Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward
I can't give you anything but love by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields

Good morning heartache by Irene Higinbotham, Dan Fisher, Ervin Drake

O quam mirabilis est by Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)

Selection from ‘Sechs Lieder’ by Clara Schumann (1819-1896)

Selection from ‘Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson’ by Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Read the concert programme
 

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Soul in the City: Pop Up Opera
May
30
7:30 PM19:30

Soul in the City: Pop Up Opera

Mozart Double Bill: Der Schauspieldirektor & Bastien und Bastienne

Pop-Up Opera perform at this year's Soul in the City with their new Mozart Double Bill: Der Schauspieldirektor & Bastien und Bastienne. The production will be directed by New British Music Theatre Award nominee, Anna Pool, critically acclaimed for her bold and original directing style.

Sit back and enjoy two delicious one-act comedies in which a pair of actresses battle it out to be the prima donna, and a pair of lovers tease and test their feelings for each other. These brilliant gems showcase Mozart’s gorgeous music and sense of playfulness, the first written in the last five years of his life and the second when he was just 12 years old! Two lively and engaging stories to delight you either side of an interval.

Due to the popularity of this event, all 180 tickets for pre-order have now been ordered. Fifty places are available on the night on a first-come, first-served basis. People without tickets will be admitted to the church at 7:30pm, prior to the start of the performance.

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May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Cloudesley guided walk

 Holy Trinity Infant School, Cloudesley Street by Dr Cathy Ross

Holy Trinity Infant School, Cloudesley Street by Dr Cathy Ross

Cloudesley - Cattle, Churches and Charity

When Richard Cloudesley died in 1517 he left land, known as the Stony Fields, to the parish of Islington and the profits from this plot of land have funded activities and projects in Islington for the subsequent 500 years. The walk starts at St Mary’s, where Richard Cloudesley’s tomb is and where his ghost was said to make the earth shake! As we explore the Stony Fields they illuminate the urbanisation of Islington, ‘The March of Bricks and Mortar’ as well as the fascinating development of the charitable giving over the centuries. Fields that were grazed by cattle in the 16th century deliver an income today that allows the charity Cloudesley to give grants of £900,000 to residents, local organisations and churches. The story reveals elegant Georgian architecture and the residents of those houses, local politics, disputes and battles involving local government, engaged citizens, residents and landlords. Walk the streets that cover the Stony Fields and see the extraordinary changes that have taken place in Islington and Barnsbury over the last 500 years through the lens of Richard Cloudesley’s bequest. We end at Culpepper Community Garden in Cloudesley Road – it is quite a journey that the charity has taken over the centuries. Walk duration is 1.5 to 2 hours. Booking essential.

This walk is free and is funded by Cloudesley in the 500th anniversary year of Richard Cloudesley’s original bequest. Book a place here.

More information on Richard Cloudesley’s legacy, the charity’s history and its current grant-making.

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May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Cloudesley guided walk

 Holy Trinity Infant School, Cloudesley Street by Dr Cathy Ross

Holy Trinity Infant School, Cloudesley Street by Dr Cathy Ross

Cloudesley - Cattle, Churches and Charity

When Richard Cloudesley died in 1517 he left land, known as the Stony Fields, to the parish of Islington and the profits from this plot of land have funded activities and projects in Islington for the subsequent 500 years. The walk starts at St Mary’s, where Richard Cloudesley’s tomb is and where his ghost was said to make the earth shake! As we explore the Stony Fields they illuminate the urbanisation of Islington, ‘The March of Bricks and Mortar’ as well as the fascinating development of the charitable giving over the centuries. Fields that were grazed by cattle in the 16th century deliver an income today that allows the charity Cloudesley to give grants of £900,000 to residents, local organisations and churches. The story reveals elegant Georgian architecture and the residents of those houses, local politics, disputes and battles involving local government, engaged citizens, residents and landlords. Walk the streets that cover the Stony Fields and see the extraordinary changes that have taken place in Islington and Barnsbury over the last 500 years through the lens of Richard Cloudesley’s bequest. We end at Culpepper Community Garden in Cloudesley Road – it is quite a journey that the charity has taken over the centuries. Walk duration is 1.5 to 2 hours. Booking essential.

This walk is free and is funded by Cloudesley in the 500th anniversary year of Richard Cloudesley’s original bequest. Book a place here.

More information on Richard Cloudesley’s legacy, the charity’s history and its current grant-making.

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Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Islington Council election hustings

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We're delighted to host the Islington Gazette's Local Election Hustings for Islington.

Voters go to the polls on 3 May 2019 and candidates are eager to set out their plans to the electorate. An election hustings is an exciting opportunity to meet representatives of the main parties and a vital part of local democracy.

The 90 minute debate will be chaired by Gazette editor Ramzy Alwakeel.

St Mary’s Church has a seated capacity of about 250, with standing room for 200 more. Entry will be first come, first served. We have lift access for people with limited mobility and a hearing induction loop.

What question do you want to put to the candidates? Email james.morris@archant.co.uk

More details on the Islington Gazette website.

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Poetry in the Crypt
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry in the Crypt

Join us for poets John McCullough, Kate Noakes and Clare Pollard.

  • Admission £5
  • Poets from the floor welcome
  • Free cakes & coffee
  • All proceeds to Hospice Care Kenya

John McCullough’s first collection of poems, The Frost Fairs, won the Polari First Book Prize in 2012 and was a Book of the Year for The Independent and a summer read in The Observer. His new collection, Spacecraft, was named one of The Guardian's Best Books for Summer and shortlisted for the Ledbury-Forte prize. He has written commissioned poems for the British Museum and British Film Institute. John teaches creative writing at New Writing South and the Open University. He lives in Hove.

Kate Noakes writes poetry, short fiction, novels and non-fiction. Her most recent poetry collections are Paris, Stage Left (Eyewear Publishing, 2017) and Tattoo on Crow Street (Parthian, 2015). She was elected to the Welsh Academy of Letters in 2011 and her website (boomslangpoetry.blogspot.com) is archived by the National Library of Wales. In 2012 she founded Paris Lit Up, a not for profit literature organisation in Paris. Kate has taught creative writing for Oxford University and the Poetry School. Kate lives in London. (Photo: Frances Sutton)

Clare Pollard, born in Bolton in 1978, lives in London. She has published five collections of poetry with Bloodaxe, most recently Incarnation (2017). Clare’s play The Weather (Faber, 2004) premiered at the Royal Court Theatre and her translation projects include a version of Ovid’s Heroines (2013), which she recently toured as a one-woman show. She is the new editor of Modern Poetry in Translation, co-founded by Ted Hughes.

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Lunch for the Young at Heart
Feb
15
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch for the Young at Heart

 

Between 12.30 and 2pm this Thursday, 15 February, we will be hosting our lunch for the Young at Heart in the South Crypt.

Let Helen Mylam or Barbara know if you would like to attend.

A free hot lunch - for the over 60s only with a suggested voluntary contribution of only £3.

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Praying Together
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Praying Together

We continue our monthly group learning to pray together as a church. The prayer times last an hour and focus upon a different aspect of St Mary’s life. This month the theme is Music and Worship, but given the time of year, we will pray about all things Christmas at St Mary’s. We will meet in the church from 7pm and pray from 7.30-8.30pm. Please contact Ian Mylam for further information.

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Praying Together; Planned Giving
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Praying Together; Planned Giving

 

Following the Thy Kingdom Come sessions, our new monthly group continues helping us to learn to pray together as a church. The prayer times will last an hour and focus upon a different topic of St Mary’s life. This month’s theme is Planned Giving. Meet in the church from 7pm and pray from 7.30-8.30pm. Please contact Ian Mylam for further information.

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Praying Together
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Praying Together

Following the Thy Kingdom Come sessions before Pentecost, our new monthly group helping us pray together as a church continues. The prayer times will last an hour and will focus upon a different topic of St Mary’s life.

This month the theme is Heart of Islington. We will meet in the church from 7pm on Wednesday 20 September and pray from 7.30-8.30pm. Please contact Ian Mylam for further information.

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Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

Praying Together

Following the Thy Kingdom Come sessions before Pentecost, we are starting a new monthly group for us to learn to pray together as a church. The prayer times will last an hour and will focus upon a different topic of St Mary’s life.

This month the theme is Children’s and Young People’s Ministry. We will meet in the church from 7pm on Wednesday 16 August and pray from 7.30-8.30pm. Please contact Ian Mylam for further information.

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Stewarding God's Creation - exploring the fifth mark of mission
Jul
9
12:30 PM12:30

Stewarding God's Creation - exploring the fifth mark of mission

We will meet as usual after the eleven o'clock service to have a time of fellowship when lunch will be provided. Afterwards we will have time to explore and discuss a topic and to pray.

On the 9th July, we will be exploring the fifth mark of mission of the Anglican church which reads: To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth'.

Please contact Amalan on 07513 680 822 or at amalan.arulanantham@stmaryislington.org for more information. All welcome.

 

For more information about the five marks of mission see: https://www.churchofengland.org/media/1918854/the%20five%20marks%20of%20mission.pdf

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Peace and the Kingdom of God - a continued exploration of the fourth mark of mission
Jul
2
12:30 PM12:30

Peace and the Kingdom of God - a continued exploration of the fourth mark of mission

We will meet as usual after the eleven o'clock service to have a time of fellowship when lunch will be provided. Afterwards we will have time to explore and discuss a topic and to pray.

In the coming meeting we will be looking at the second half of the fourth mark of mission of the Anglican church which reads: 'to challenge violence of every kind and to work for peace and reconciliation' and exploring the biblical perspective on peace, and some key themes.

Please contact Amalan on 07513 680 822 or at amalan.arulanantham@stmaryislington.org for more information. All welcome.

For more information about the five marks of mission see: https://www.churchofengland.org/media/1918854/the%20five%20marks%20of%20mission.pdf

 

 

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