Stower2-640t Mary’s and All Saints Church, Putney Common form the Parish of Putney Team Ministry, part of the Diocese of Southwark in the Church of England.

At St Mary’s we are a very mixed group of people. We are an inclusive church, welcoming all without exception, irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or church background.

What we share is a common desire to grow towards God. We understand God to be above all revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Together we seek to grow in faith, in understanding of God and in service of our fellow human beings, recognizing that they, like us, are made in the image and likeness of God.

We don’t of course always get it right! But we share the journey together through sharing encounter with God in the Eucharist and sharing in worship. You are most welcome to come along and see what you make of us.

The Church is open 7 days a week for personal prayer and reflection usually from 9 am to 6 pm, as is Putney Pantry, the cafe in the Brewer Building, the community space adjacent to the church.

The Parish of Putney is looking for a Parish Assistant from September 2018 for one year.

We are a large liberal catholic parish in South West London, comprising two active church communities, St Mary’s and All Saints’. The Parish offers diverse and comprehensive experience of ministry. This post would be of particular interest to someone exploring vocation to the priesthood. You will need energy, imagination, a lively faith and a good team work ethic. Accommodation is provided, all bills included, plus a living allowance of £600 per month and expenses.

Deadline for applications: Monday 18th June, 12 noon. Interviews: Monday 25th June.
For an informal conversation contact: The Rev’d Chris Eyden: 07951 600 924 or email:

Information pack and application form: Lottie Clarke
020 3185 2013 or email:

Happy birthday to the Church!!!

Congregation - 20.05.18          Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate the Christian feastday of Pentecost with us, which is celebrated ten days after Ascension Thursday which commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles. Some Christians believe this event represents the birth of the Church. Since the Feast of the Ascension occurs forty days after Easter, Pentecost is a moveable feast.

Congratulations to Rev’d Laura Fawcett…

ILaura with collar am delighted to announce that I have been appointed to the position of Vicar of Holy Trinity with St Philip Dalston and All Saints Haggerston. James and I will be moving to Hackney at the end of July. We are immensely excited to be moving back to East London and joining the church family and community at Trinity Saints United.

I will be licensed by Bishop Adrian on 3rd September at 7pm at All Saints Haggerston and a warm invitation extends to all our friends and family to join us for this celebration.

We would love your prayers for our family as we prepare to make the move and for all in the Parish of Putney and United Benefice of Holy Trinity Dalston and All Saints Haggerston.

Putney welcomes the Reverend John Whittaker…

We are delighted that the Bishop of Southwark, in consultation with the joint Patron Worcester Cathedral, has appointed the Reverend John Whittaker to the post of Team Rector of Putney in the Deanery of Wandsworth.

John is the Vicar of St Mary’s Hinckley in the Diocese of Leicester, having previously served in other parishes in the same diocese.

John was born and brought up in Zambia and subsequently made his home, with his wife Helena, in Leicestershire following study at Leicester University.  John worked as an accountant before theological training at Ripon College, Cuddesdon and was ordained in 2000. John is looking forward to joining in the life of Putney Parish, offering his ministerial service and enjoying the challenge and stretch that comes from a move to a large, progressive, vibrant London parish.

It is anticipated that John and Helena and their grown up children will move to Putney over the summer and that he will be Instituted on Saturday 1st September 3pm at St Mary’s Church.

Click her to read a letter from John:  Letter From Rev’d John Whittaker


We have a defibrillator [a machine that uses an electric current to stop any irregular and dangerous activity of the heart’s muscles] on site here in the Brewer Building on the wall next to the ‘pulpit display’ opposite the lift in the lobby to the Parish Office.

Should you need to use it simply take it off the wall and open the lid, it will speak to you and give very clear and concise instruction for use from there.

InstagramYou can follow us @PutneyPilgrim. The current theme is thankfulness, if you would like to contribute to taking care of the account for a week with your own ‘week of thankfulness’ please email:

Hearing LoopSt Mary’s Church now has a hearing loop available for the back of the front stalls in front of the Altar on the ground floor and also for the pews on the balcony upstairs, please set your hearing aids to the T position

How to get to St Mary’s Church, Putney……….

St Mary’s Church is next to the river at the southern end of Putney Bridge.
It is in a controlled parking zone, so we recommend you come by public transport.

Putney is very well-served by buses, tubes, and the rail network………..

By Bus:  Many bus routes go through Putney. Here are a few useful ones:

From Piccadilly Circus to Putney Common, take a number 22                                                                                                     From Hyde Park Corner to Putney High Street, take a number 14                                                                                             From Oxford Street to Putney High Street, take a number 74. Other routes include 220, 270, 424, 430, & 485 [stops outside of the church]

By Tube:  Take the District Line to Putney Bridge station on the Wimbledon branch, and then simply walk south over Putney Bridge, (5mins walk) or to East Putney station and walk west along the Upper Richmond Road and then north down Putney High Street to Putney Bridge (15mins walk).

By Rail:  Very frequent trains from London Waterloo, via Clapham Junction, to Putney Rail station. From Putney Rail station there are fairly frequent trains to Richmond, Hounslow and out towards Windsor. Walk north down Putney High Street (5mins walk).