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 St Mary’s & Zoom
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
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.