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.
St Mary’s AGM
After a shorter than usual 10am Parish Eucharist we will be holding our AGM in the church. Everyone is welcome to attend. This is YOUR church and your chance to hear about all the activities and groups working together. Coffee and refreshments will be available!
The AGM report can be read HERE
Please feel free to use The Putney Pantry wifi to access this document during the meeting.
Username: Putney Pantry
Announcement of our new Team Rector.
John is the Vicar of St Mary’s Hinckley in the Diocese of Leicester, having previously served in other parishes in the same diocese.
John was born and brought up in Zambia and subsequently made his home, with his wife Helena, in Leicestershire following study at Leicester University. John worked as an accountant before theological training at Ripon College, Cuddesdon and was ordained in 2000. John is looking forward to joining in the life of Putney Parish, offering his ministerial service and enjoying the challenge and stretch that comes from a move to a large, progressive, vibrant London parish.
It is anticipated that John and Helena and their grown up children will move to Putney over the summer and that he will be Instituted at the beginning of September.
Click her to read a letter from John: Letter From Rev’d John Whittaker
We have 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: Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 (0mins walk)
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).