Church based activities


Church Led Activities:

Breathing Space

Breathing space flyer

Mindfulness is a form of meditation which, through learning to empty the mind of thought, can promote peacefulness and control of stress or anxiety. For Christians such meditation has been practiced for centuries and is rooted in our understanding of the indwelling God who knows us better than we know ourselves. The God who we can trust and whom we worship.  Through cultivating our inner silence we listen and so understand more of ourselves in relation to the divine.

The group will be open to anyone who has time to come, late evening on Tuesdays. There’s no need to book (and no charge) but, as we’ll need to lock the door behind us, please don’t be late! We gather in Putney Pantry, the church café from 9.30pm and the meeting lasts until 10.15pm.

Breathing Space reminder: there will be no meeting on 26th December 2017 or 2nd January 2018.

Breathing Space restarts on 9th January 2018.  We look forward to seeing you then.


Youth Club


Our Youth Club for young people aged 10 and over……….

For further details please contact Steve or James at: or

Any questions call Steve on:  07591 203 468

St Mary’s Choir

St Mary’s has both an Adult and a Children’s Choir. The Adult Choir sings every Sunday in term time at either the 10 o’clock service or Caritas in the evening as well as at special services and events.

The Adult Choir practice for an hour before the services and on Tuesday evenings and aim to enjoy making music together.

The Harmonic Minors sing for services from time to time and is made up of children from year 4 +, they practice on Tuesdays at 6:30 during term times with older singers being prepared for ABRSM exams.

If you are interested in getting involved you can have an informal chat or audition with our Director of Music, Travis Baker after service or arrange an appointment through the Parish Office:

Tel.: 0208 394 6061


St Mary’s Toddler playgroup

The St Mary’s Playgroup meets every Tuesday during term-time between 9.45-11am at St Mary’s Church. The Playgroup is suitable for babies and toddlers and includes an interactive service followed by toys and singing.

Toddler Group

For further information email our pastoral assistant, Steve

Theology in the Pub

Theology in the Pub is a very informal group that meet on Monday evenings in the Bricklayers Arms, Putney, at around 8pm. Each week we talk about a different topic over a beer or two; recent topics have included bribery in South Sudan, and Just War. Because we talk about a different topic each week, so you can drop in and out of the group as you please. We’re always looking for new speakers—it’s a casual setting and no previous experience is needed—please email Nigel Wright if you would like to give this a go (

TITP’s Spring 2018 programme:



15          Ecumenism (Natasha Klukach)


22          Faith and Mental Health (TBC) (Laura Darrall)


29          Rose Macaulay’s Towers of Trebizond: An Anglican Novel (Richard Truss)



 5            TBC


12          Meditation in Prisons (Geoff Waterhouse)


19          Report from Synod (Carrie Myers)

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Godly Play

Imagine a peaceful, calm place where you are surrounded by objects and images both familiar and intriguing; a place where you know what is going to happen and are reassured, but also know there might be fresh surprises and new ways to see things; where there will be time for wondering, thinking, working with your own thoughts; where there will be no pressure to produce or perform, only to be open and ready. This is Godly Play. It is a way of exploring the stories from the Judao-Christian tradition by hearing a story using beautifully crafted objects; responding to the story with open questions and discussion; further exploration through a choice of art, quiet reflection, play, model building, writing, reading; concluding with a simple “feast” to promote sharing and community. Godly play has been influenced by the Montessori tradition of education. It is now an established and recognised method of teaching underpinned by academic research and used in churches and schools across the UK, Europe and the USA. It is integrated into the Parish of Putney Sunday Schools curriculum and children experience the room at least twice a term. The classroom is used by local schools to enhance their provision of RE and to help promote the Spiritual, Moral, Cultural and Social development of children required by the National Curriculum.


GODLY PLAY IN PUTNEY: St. Mary’s Church, Putney High street has a fully equipped Godly Play classroom which is available for:
• use by groups of children from schools and churches (up to 20 people).
• Groups or individuals who wish to see a demonstration of Godly Play.
• Insight days in to Godly Play method for teachers and FE students and teaching staff.
• INSET days
• Godly Play training

We can provide Godly Play trained teachers with a wide experience of working with children (CRB checked) to run your session.

For more details about Godly Play in Putney contact

For details about booking the room and hire costs contact: Berni Griffiths

For details about Godly Play in the UK:

What Am I Doing Here Series III

Poster Autumn 2017

A few answers to this particular question from some of our parishioners……….

Steve Emerson – 14.10.17


Natasha Klukach – 22.10.17