A service of Holy Communion
Jan
21
11:00 AM11:00

A service of Holy Communion

The Marriage Feast at Cana by Jan Vermeyen 1530

The Marriage Feast at Cana by Jan Vermeyen 1530

Leading the service: Liz Salmon

Preaching and presiding: Simon Harvey

Bible readings: Ephesians 3.1-6; John 2.1-11

A creche is available.
Refreshments are served after the service.
Worship is led by our band. We blend contemporary songs with traditional hymns.

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Holy Communion Service using the Book of Common Prayer
Jan
7
9:00 AM09:00

Holy Communion Service using the Book of Common Prayer

Epiphany

THE COLLECT

O GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles: Mercifully grant, that we, which know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy glorious Godhead; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE EPISTLE

Ephesians 3.1-12

FOR this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles; if ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God, which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery (as I wrote afore in few words, whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy Apostles and Prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellow-heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ, by the Gospel: whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; and to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: to the intent, that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the Church the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

THE GOSPEL

St. Matthew 2.1-12

WHEN Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea, in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them, where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou, Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor that shall rule my people Israel. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go, and search diligently for the young child, and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. When they had heard the king, they departed; and lo, the star which they saw in the east went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

 

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A service of Holy Communion
Dec
31
11:00 AM11:00

A service of Holy Communion

God sent Jesus into the world for a purpose. It was to change the very basis on which human beings relate to God.

Paul tells his readers that because of what happened when Jesus was born of Mary, his followers are not slaves of God. They have an altogether different identity as adopted children of God.

This is emancipation. So how is it that we tend to prefer a kind of slavery to this liberation? 

Preaching: Simon Harvey

Leading and presiding: Caroline Shuttleworth

A creche is available.
Refreshments are served after the service.

It's still the Christmas season, so we're continuing with carols today.

 

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Family Service of Holy Communion
Dec
25
10:30 AM10:30

Family Service of Holy Communion

Join us to celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ our Lord. 

You'll be home before noon - plenty of time to peel the vegetables or hunt down Islington's last jar of cranberry sauce.

Bible reading: John 1.1-14

Presiding: Simon Harvey

Preaching: Caroline Shuttleworth

Featured carols:

12 O come, all ye faithful
11 Joy to the world
18 Angels, from the realms of glory
10 Hark the herald angels sing

A creche is available but there will be no separate children's groups at this service.

#GodWithUs

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Midnight Holy Communion
Dec
24
to Dec 25

Midnight Holy Communion

When the streets fall silent, the buses stop running and London is all still, join us to worship in the first communion of Christmas. Celebrate a saviour born to bring hope and peace.

Bible Reading: Titus 3.4-7; Luke 2.1-20

Leading: Ian Mylam

Presiding and preaching: Simon Harvey

Carols: 
In the bleak mid-winter
Silent night
On Christmas night all Christians sing
It came upon the midnight clear

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Carols by Candlelight Service
Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

Carols by Candlelight Service

Our most popular service of the year. Each person is given a candle and at 6pm the church falls into darkness, except for hundreds of tiny flames around the church. Slowly, the congregation's four hundred candles are lit and our classical choir leads us in celebration of the Christmas story through Bible readings and song.

Please come early as the church is usually very full, with many of the congregation standing. This service isn't the most suitable for young children either. Why not bring them to the Big Family Carols with Christingle instead?

#GodWithUs

 

 

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Lunchtime Carols
Dec
12
1:05 PM13:05

Lunchtime Carols

The perfect way to celebrate Christmas in the middle of the working week. The whole service lasts 40 minutes and there'll be mince pies and a small glass of mulled wine, you're afternoon in the office will fly by, even if you can't get Ding! Dong! Merrily on High! out of your head.

Bring colleagues to St Mary's for this brilliant little service.

It's all free!

#GodWithUs

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Morning Worship
Dec
11
11:30 AM11:30

Morning Worship

Leading the service: Caroline Shuttleworth

Preaching: Ian Mylam

  • Children's groups are available today.
  • A creche is available.
  • Refreshments are served after the service.
  • Worship is led by our band. We blend contemporary songs with traditional hymns.
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Holy Communion Service using the Book of Common Prayer
Dec
3
9:00 AM09:00

Holy Communion Service using the Book of Common Prayer

The First Sunday in Advent

THE COLLECT

ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.

THE EPISTLE

Romans 13.8-14

OWE no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

THE GOSPEL

St. Matthew 21.1-13

WHEN they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them; and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord; Hosanna in the Highest. And when he was come into Jerusalem all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? And the multitude said, This is Jesus the Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple; and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves; and said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

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Morning Worship
Nov
26
11:00 AM11:00

Morning Worship

Leading the service: Simon Harvey

Preaching: Mike Bartholomew-Biggs

  • Children's groups are available today.
  • A creche is available.
  • Refreshments are served after the service.
  • Worship is led by our band. We blend contemporary songs with traditional hymns.
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Pledge Sunday service
Nov
19
11:00 AM11:00

Pledge Sunday service

This Sunday morning is the climax of our planned giving campaign. We'll be receiving pledge forms in which the members of our church confirm the new amount that they can give to support our work.

Leviticus 23:37-44

These are the appointed festivals of the Lord, which you shall celebrate as times of holy convocation, for presenting to the Lord offerings by fire—burnt-offerings and grain-offerings, sacrifices and drink-offerings, each on its proper day— apart from the sabbaths of the Lord, and apart from your gifts, and apart from all your votive offerings, and apart from all your freewill-offerings, which you give to the Lord.

Now, the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the produce of the land, you shall keep the festival of the Lord, lasting seven days; a complete rest on the first day, and a complete rest on the eighth day. On the first day you shall take the fruit of majestic trees, branches of palm trees, boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. You shall keep it as a festival to the Lord seven days in the year; you shall keep it in the seventh month as a statute for ever throughout your generations. You shall live in booths for seven days; all that are citizens in Israel shall live in booths, so that your generations may know that I made the people of Israel live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

Thus Moses declared to the people of Israel the appointed festivals of the Lord.

Mark 12:41-44 

Jesus sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.’

Leading and presiding at the service: Caroline Shuttleworth

Preaching: Liz Salmon 

A creche is available.
Refreshments are served after the service.
Worship is led by our band. We blend contemporary songs with traditional hymns.

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All together church
Nov
12
10:55 AM10:55

All together church

Leading: Caroline Shuttleworth.

Preaching: Tim Broadbent.

Please note that the service will begin at 10:55 with a solemn act of remembrance. Please ensure you arrive before 10:50am.

A creche is available.
Refreshments are served after the service.
Worship is led by our band. We blend contemporary songs with traditional hymns.

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A service for the bereaved
Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

A service for the bereaved

Leading: Caroline Shuttleworth

Preaching: Simon Harvey

In this evening service we will remember those who have died this past year or in years past; whether we are recently or lately bereaved. The names of those who have died will be read aloud and a candle lit for each in memory and thanksgiving. 


 

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Holy Communion Service using the Book of Common Prayer
Nov
5
9:00 AM09:00

Holy Communion Service using the Book of Common Prayer

All Saints' Day

THE COLLECT

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord: Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys, which thou hast prepared for them that unfeignedly love thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

FOR THE EPISTLE

Revelation 7.2-12

AND I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God; and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth, and the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed; and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand, of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders, and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, saying, Amen; Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

THE GOSPEL

St. Matthew 5.1-12

JESUS, seeing the multitudes, went up into a mountain; and when he was set, his disciples came unto him. And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peace-makers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

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Healing Service
Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

Healing Service

At a healing service, we offer the opportunity to receive silent prayer. We make no promise or claim to cure. But we trust that God is with us in our need and that he hears our prayers. There is also the opportunity to talk with one of our prayer team in a quiet moment for more support.

Leading the service: Ian Mylam 

Preaching: Graham Claydon

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