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.
The historic installation dates back to mediaeval times, with Ailsa literally placed in an ancient stall by the Dean of Ripon, the Very Reverend John Dobson. There have been Canons at Ripon Cathedral from before the Norman Conquest. They are the successor community to the monastery founded by St Wilfrid in 67.
Ailsa will preach her first sermon at Ripon Cathedral on July 16, which marks half a century since the first female lay readers were appointed and the 30th anniversary of the ordination of the first women deacons.
We have started an instagram account for the parish.
You can follow it @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