Our values in the Parish of Putney
St Mary’s is a liberal, inclusive church with a strong community identity within Putney. We are part of the Wandsworth Deanery in the Diocese of Southwark. We are Church of England, part of the Global Anglican Communion.
We believe that the good news of Jesus Christ is for all people and brings transformation and life in our community. We believe God calls us to be in relationship with him through prayer and to live lives of love and service. We believe that the Holy Spirit moves amongst us and equips us to live out our calling, both as individuals and as a community.
We believe that our church building is a gift from God to be used well for all of the community, whether Christian or not.
As a church community, we are called to worship God and pray together, journeying with each in the ways of faith. Adults and children are equal members of the church and we seek to have a range of services and groups which allows for all ages to engage with faith and discipleship.
St Mary’s is an inclusive church in the heart of Putney. Inclusive Church is a group of Christians uniting together around our statement of belief:
“We believe in inclusive Church – church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.”