Rebecca Fajebe, our Youth and Children’s Minister, led a joyful harvest celebration for pupils at St Mary’s Primary School. The whole school community gathered in church to thank God for his goodness and to make an offering of food for Islington Foodbank.
Simon and Jo are moving to Bury St Edmunds.Read More
We're delighted that Rebecca Fajebe has joined us as Youth and Children's Minister.Read More
An opportunity for Christians of BAME heritage to explore vocation.Read More
Update: 4 July 2018: Applications for this post are now closed.
We’re seeking to appoint a gifted and experienced Youth and Children’s Minister to lead and develop our church’s extensive work with children and young people between 3 to 18 years old.Read More
Read about the work of St Mary's Church in 2017.Read More
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The Rt Revd Sarah Mullally is to be the 133rd Bishop of London.Read More
HM The Queen came to St Mary's to celebrate the work of Scripture Union.Read More
Could you volunteer in our busy church office?Read More
A new website for the Church of EnglandRead More
Ofsted recognises our school's achievements.Read More
Residents fear they may lose their homes.Read More
Everlasting life is meant to begin here, now.Read More
Opportunity in our pre-school.Read More
A new report puts Islington at the bottom of a national table.Read More
We had a fabulous Soul in the City neighbourhood festival this year. Here are images taken during the activities which brought many local residents together in a celebration of the life and diversity of this incredible borough. We especially welcomed the contribution that migrants have made to the UK, in enriching our culture with gifts, skills, art and food.
Major disruption on Upper Street due to Thames Water works until November 2017Read More
Simon Harvey writes,
It is not a sin to be attracted to people of the same sex. It is not wrong for a man to have feelings for men, nor for a woman to be sexually attracted to women.
In all kinds of situations, we learn to manage our feelings and attractions, so that they don't lead us into trouble. We can choose how we behave. But towards LGBT+ people, the wider Church has sometimes implied that simply to be gay or lesbian is morally wrong or some kind of illness. This has led to enormous suffering because there is no real evidence that a person's sexuality can be changed.
In our regular pastoral ministry at St Mary's, it's actually rare for people to talk with us about sex. People's concerns are much more often to do with health, relationships, money and work.
People come to ask us for prayer and support in all kinds of situations and we're always glad to respond. In every morning service, there's a prayer ministry team available for anyone who wants to talk about a need and to pray. Our homegroups are safe places for mutual support. And our children's and youth activities give our younger members confidence to explore their own thinking and needs. And our pastoral team, including our licensed lay ministers and clergy, is in regular contact with many in our church and wider community who want to talk about the challenges they face.
Our church is a safe places to be real about who we are. We never try to change anyone's sexual orientation or identity.
Learning from the independent report into the Peter Ball case.Read More