Services returning to St Mary's Church and the Parish of Putney
Following the Government’s announcement that places of worship could open for services from 4th July, we are now back in our beautiful churches for services, with socially distanced communion. We will maintain an online presence for the foreseeable future for those more comfortable to continue worshipping from home.
We are thrilled to share how we, as a Parish, have begun our return to physical church.
Our Parish service timetable is:
8.30am All Saints’ Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion
9.15am Zoom Parish of Putney onine Service of the Word (More details below)
10.30am All Saints’ Parish Eucharist*
10.30am St Mary’s Parish Eucharist* (Live Streamed every Sunday on our YouTube channel) (Note change of time)
6pm St Mary’s Caritas
Parish weekday Morning Prayer continues every Monday – Friday at 9.15am, at All Saints’ Church.
Wednesdays at 12.30pm St Mary’s Lunchtime communion
Parish of Putney online Service of the Word
Since the beginning of lock down, the children of the Parish and their families have been meeting every week at 9.15am for an All Age Zoom Service.
Although our churches our now open for services, Sunday School is not up and running yet so we have decided to keep going with this service, but also to invite anyone else in the Parish who prefers to continue worshipping from home.
Each week there will be ‘break out’ rooms to allow people to choose between an adult focused sermon or a children’s focused interactive talk.
There will be a little of tech admin to sort people into the correct room (for more technical advice see click here)
This is truly a service for everyone so do join us!!!
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.
Be illuminated this Sunday for the Parish Service of the Word, Rev’d John and Rev’d Jono explored the story of the Transfiguration, an amazing event recorded in Matthew’s Gospel ch 17 vv1-13, whilst on top of a mountain Jesus, our friend and teacher, was shown to be the Christ – the son of God: he’d come at last!
There is also a wonderful activity for the children to do at home – download it here.
We hope you enjoy the service – this is truly a service for EVERYONE!
Catch up on the service from Sunday 9th August:
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
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.
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.