St 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.
Christmas comes early to Putney in 2017
This year Father Christmas will be making an early stop in SW15 to collect wish-list letters from Putney’s good little girls and boys!
Even Father Christmas has to get organised as the festive season approaches and this year is no exception. He’s taking a special trip out of his busy schedule to visit children in Putney at the Parish of Putney Christmas Bazaar on Saturday 25 November 2017 between 11am and 2pm.
Children can meet Father Christmas, receive a small gift, then write their wish-list in a letter and post it in Santa’s very own post box. A couple of weeks later a personalised reply will be sent to each and every child in the post.*
Everyone is welcome to come to this special event. There will be plenty to do for all the family from our famous hunt the turkey competition to traditional festive favourites such as toy and bottle tombolas, a special raffle, bouncy castle, face painting, arts and crafts to buy and make, mulled wine and mince pies, hot dogs, tea and cakes. There will also be live music from our local Children’s choir and you can even buy your Christmas tree or wreath at the fair too!
Admission is free. *A small cost applies for games, activities and refreshments etc. inside the fair.
All proceeds from the Bazaar will go to charities supported by the Parish of Putney.
We have started an ‘instagram’ account for the parish.
You 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: Laurafawcett@parishofputney.com
St Mary’s Church now has a hearing loop available for 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
We also 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.
For National Counter Terrorism Security Office advice for Places of Worship please click HERE