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. The Putney Pantry which is our cafe facility in the Brewer Building adjacent to the church is also open for breakfast, brunch and afternoon teas during this time.

Morning Prayer Monday to Friday at All Saints’ (9.15-9.45am, enter via the small north-east door).

Breathing Space on Tuesday evenings at St Mary’s, a chance for still meditation (9.30pm for a 9.45pm start, finishing by 10.15pm).

Christ Jesus did not regard equality with God,

but emptied himself, being born in human likeness.

And being found in human form,

 he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death

— even death on a cross.

(Philippians 2:5-8)

Holy Week Services at St Mary’s:

Friday 19th April 12:00 – 3:00pm – Good Friday Vigil with St Mary’s Choir singing ‘The Passion’

Sunday 21st April 6:00am – Dawn Eucharist and the lighting of the Easter fire, ending with Breakfast

Sunday 21st April 10:00am – Parish Easter Eucharist

For further information, please contact Ian at:  yin-an.chen@parishofputney.co.uk 

St Mary’s Young Families Minister

(Youth and Children)

St Mary’s, Putney, is looking for a permanent Young Families Minister (Youth and Children) Worker for 10 hours per week to encourage and grow our Youth Ministry and support families in our congregation.

You will work with our clergy, administrative and volunteer teams to support and strengthen the existing work with children and youth and their families.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and team building skills with proactive organisational abilities and previous experience working with children. You will be up to date with children’s safeguarding issues and be able to demonstrate sensitivity and maintain confidentiality. You will also need to be interested in Christian development and learning.

Working hours and renumeration:

• £6250 p/a equating to 10 hours per week (£12 per hour); holiday pro rata equivalent to four weeks’ plus statutory bank holidays this equals 56 hours pa.
• Application submission date: Sunday 31st March at 12pm
• Shortlisting: Sunday 31st March Afternoon
• Interview date: Early April to be confirmed

For further information and the application pack please either email our Office Manager, Julie Craig (CLICK HERE) or you can contact her by telephone 0208 394 6061.

The Parish of Putney is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This appointment is subject to our safer recruitment process including candidate declaration, references and DBS check.

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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).

Safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.  Our safeguarding officers are:

Isobel Vass (Adult Safeguarding Officer).  You can email her via this link: AdultSafeguarding.stmarys@parishofputney.co.uk

Libbit Osborne (Child Safeguarding Officer).  You can email her via this link: ChildSafeguarding.stmarys@parishofputney.co.uk

The Diocese safeguarding policies and procedures can be followed at this link: http://southwark.anglican.org/safeguarding/diocesan-policies-and-procedures

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.

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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:   Yin-An@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