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 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.

 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’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.

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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).