A message from Rev’d Canon Ailsa Newby……
On Sunday 2nd April we announced that I will be leaving the Parish of Putney as I’ve been appointed Canon Pastor at Ripon Cathedral in North Yorkshire. This means my last Sunday here will be 18th June. My last Caritas service will be on 11th June. I know this is coming as a shock to some people and it will be hard for me, too, to leave such wonderful congregations and stunning church buildings. But vicars do come and go whilst the church continues (as long-standing members will remember) and of course Laura and Chris will be here with Richard Truss and Nick Todd to help them whilst the lengthy process to appoint a new Team Rector takes place. And please do, if you can, plan to come to the final Caritas on 11th June, or Parish Eucharist on 18th June and the party on Thursday 15th June.
There will be plenty of time for farewells but do have a word with me if you’d like to know more now.
If you’re up for it you’re warmly invited to my installation at Ripon Cathedral at Evensong on Sunday 25th June, 3.30pm. We’re putting together a day trip: from Kings Cross to Thirsk and back early evening with transport from Thirsk to Ripon. It would be great to see you there!
God bless you all,
AilsaSt Mary’s, along with All Saints Putney Common, forms the Parish of Putney Team Ministry part of the Diocese of Southwark in the Church of England.
St Mary’s and All Saints Putney Common, forms the Parish of Putney Team Ministry. We are 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, recognising 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.
St Mary’s in a new light for the Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival 2017
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