tower2-640St 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 humanbeings, 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.

This could be the hottest summer on record!!!

Let’s talk about church heating….

This winter everyone would like a warm church; however earlier this year the main pipes supplying the under floor heating at St Mary’s which are 35 years old have collapsed and need to be replaced. This involves taking up and relaying a large area of flooring to get access and replace the corroded pipework.

This will cost around £30,000 and the repair must be completed during August, if the work is done during autumn or winter, there could be no heating in the church during the cold months this year.

Also; water is getting into the roof of the church in several places, the coping stones which cap the edging of the stonework on the roof have deteriorated and bits are breaking off and falling which  could become dangerous for people walking beside the church.

This work must also be done before winter makes the problem worse, we have a quote of £18,540 covering work to the roof and the coping stones.

We do have maintenance reserves but they are not sufficient to cover the £50,000 needed for the two main repairs.

We need to raise at least £30,000. If donations are made under Gift Aid the amount comes down to £24,000.

We must get both jobs done by late autumn, single donations received in the next three months will be very helpful and gifts by monthly standing order over 12 months will be most welcome: £50 per month over 12 months = £600 + Gift Aid = £750.

It’s hot now but let’s make sure St Mary’s stays warm this winter……….

Donations can be made to the Parish of Putney bank account:                                                                                            Account number: 50757470  Sort code 20.90.69                                                                                                          or please contact Richard Holman on:  07733 361336 or email Richard at:  rholman@ministryofsound.com

Gift Aid donors who pay tax at 40% or 45% receive a tax rebate on their gift. £1,000 given by a 40% tax payer is worth £1,250 to us and the donor gets £250 of his gift back from HMRC. A 45% tax payer gets £312.50.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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.

Rev'd John Whittaker

Reverend John will be Instituted by the Bishop of Southwark at 3pm on Saturday 1st September in St Mary’s Church with refreshments afterwards.

We would love to see as many of you as possible for this very special occasion as we warmly welcome John, Helena, Ed and Anna to the Parish of Putney.

A letter from John:  Letter From Rev’d John Whittaker 

Laura

Laura’s leaving

As most of you will already know by now, Laura is leaving Putney pastures for fresh ministry across London. We pray for her and her family.

Her parish leaving party will be at 7.30pm on 19th July at St Mary’s with her final services on 29th July also at St Mary’s.

Everyone is welcome to join her at her Service of Institution 7pm on 3rd Sept at All Saints’ Haggerston. Refreshments after the service.

Address: Livermere Road Hackney London E8 4EZ

Public transport: District Line to Whitechapel then Overground to Haggerston & 5 minute walk

 

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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.

Image result for instagram 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:  Laura.fawcett@parishofputney.co.uk

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).