Services returning to St Mary's Church and the Parish of Putney

We will all be aware that  the Government agreed churches could open for services from 4th July and we have now received guidelines as to how we will hold these services in The Parish of Putney. We are thrilled to share how we, as a Parish, can start our return to physical church.  Initially, this will happen in two stages and we will continue provision for those who are still unable to come physically into church, keeping a Zoom service as well as streaming live services and then uploading the recorded versions to watch again.   Our newsletter will continue to be emailed out weekly.

Stage 1: Sunday, 5th July, and the week commencing 6th July

For Sunday (5th July) our Parish service timetable is:

8.30am      All Saints’      Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion

9.15am       Zoom              Parish All Age Service (see more details below)

10.30am     Zoom              Parish Eucharist

6pm            St Mary’s       Caritas 

Parish weekday Morning Prayer services will commence on Monday 6th July at 9.15am, at All Saints’ Church.  
St Mary’s will be open when the Putney Pantry is staffed, roughly:  10.30am – 5.30pm Wednesdays – Fridays; 9am – 5.30pm Saturdays; and 12 noon – 4pm Sundays.
We do hope also to reintroduce our mid week service at St Mary’s in the near future and will keep you posted when we have an update. 


Stage 2: From Sunday 12th July onwards

We are really pleased that our churches are open for worship this Sunday as described above. We hope to begin our 10.30am services at both churches from 12th July and will make our final decision on doing that after seeing how this weekend, with socially distanced communion, goes (*St Mary’s parishioners please note the later time of 10.30am rather than our usual 10am*). 

All going well are aim is that from Sunday 12th July our Parish Sunday timetable will look like this: 

8.30am      All Saints’        Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion

9.15am       Zoom                Parish All Age Service (see more details below)

10.30am    All Saints’         Parish Eucharist*

10.30am    St Mary’s          Parish Eucharist*

6pm           St Mary’s          Caritas

* The sermons for the 10.30am services are stored in the “Listen Again” section of this website, and on the All Saints website

For a detailed outline of the Covid-19 Safeguards in place at the churches in our Parish, please visit our Covid-19 page here.

If you would like to continue to pray on your own, we  have written this service sheet covid 19_services_at_home designed to be used at home.  We invite you to express your desire to pray and worship by using this sheet for a service held at home either by your self or with members of your household. 

Worship for children and their families during Covid-19

We had great fun at our first All Age Zoom Service on Sunday 26th April, so much so that we have decided to make it a weekly event while we are in lockdown and until we are able to safely have the children back in the church at Sunday School and for All Age Services. So please join us every Sunday on Zoom at 9.15am for a 30 minute Service of the Word, suitable for the whole family.

This service is run on Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. If you do not have Zoom, but would like to take part, click here for a handy guide to install Zoom on your computer.   Virtual_Services_via_Zoom

Zoom login details are sent by the Church Mouse each week, so do keep an eye out. If you are not already signed up to receive the Church Mouse, scroll down to the bottom of this page to subscribe. Alternatively, email St Mary’s Youth and Family Minister, Nikki to request the details. The service is recorded each week, so you can catch up on the previous service with the video below.


Are you tired? Worn out? Come to me says Jesus. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest…

This week All Saints’ Children’s Minister, Jackie, and Rev’d Jono looked at what might weigh us down on our spiritual pilgrimage using a famous and comforting bible verse Matthew 11:28-30.

There are some fun and meaningful activities to do at home. Click here for this week’s activity sheet: Family Prayer Activity – Sunday 5th July

We hope you enjoy the service and look forward to seeing you next week!

Catch up on the service from Sunday 5th July:

We sincerely hope that we will be able to return to our pre-Covid-19 services and provisions for children and their families soon. Details of our "old-normal" services are listed below

Parish Eucharist

Our Sunday services come in two flavours:  At 10am there is the Parish Eucharist during which, in term-time, Sunday School  groups run for children from nursery school age to year 9.

There is – throughout the year – a creche for smaller children and the Cromwell Room, separated from the main church by a glass wall, is set apart for babies and toddlers to play as their adults sit with them and take part in the service. We hope that the Parish Eucharist is an un-fussy but reverential communion service using traditional hymns and thought-provoking sermons to enable people to re-charge their batteries for the coming week.


For those wanting more peace and quiet, Caritas, at 6pm, is a tranquil, reflective service of Holy Communion.

Both services last an hour.

Children's Services

Each school week there are either Sunday school sessions or services appropriate for children. Jumping for Joy is a fun session of songs, story, craft and prayers suitable for babies to children of about 7.  Emmaus is intended for the older children.  We run Emmaus and Jumping for Joy parallel to the 10am service in The Lancaster Hall. All of us begin the service together in the Church, have a time apart for age appropriate teaching and then join together for Holy Communion.