Church-based Activities for Adults

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The bellringing team meet on Mondays at 7.30 pm and also ring before services. Full training given. Please email Julie in the office  if you want to contact our Tower Captain, Paula Greenwood.

Cafe Theology in the Pantry. Think about it.

Join the discussion, over a glass of wine, at Putney Pantry, St Mary’s Church on Monday evenings at 8pm and occasional Wednesday afternoons.

To be added to the communications emails please contact Jennifer on 07772 512907 or by email

20th November  No meeting

27th November   Anti-Semitism  New Testament authors, mostly themselves Jewish, condemn the Jews for crucifying Jesus, and compare their rituals and law unfavourably to the ‘new covenant’. Yet Israel has a special biblical claim to the promised land. Can theology cast any light on the present situation? 

4th December  No meeting 

11th December No meeting 

18th December   The Incarnation, Evolution and modern life sciences. The doctrine of the incarnation and the nature of humanity has not changed since Darwin. Is it possible to bring the birth of Christ up to date, not as a fixer of humanity’s failure, but Christ as the primary reason for creation in the first place ‘In the beginning was the word. The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” 

8th January 2024  It’s all in the Greek. Some words lose all their force when translated into English: agape (love), paraclete (comforter), teleios (perfection). We will discuss their fuller meaning and ramifications of these and others, which are key to understanding the gospel message.

15th January   No meeting 

22nd January  Agnosticism. Is it possible to have certainty on questions as mysterious as God and his purpose, or is it hubris? Is it better to be content not to know. Doubt is said to be as important as faith. We will look at the varieties of agnosticism. 

29th January   The Apocrypha Is there anything to learn from the non-canonical books of the Bible? Some fill in the missing years of Jesus’s childhood, and there are sayings of Jesus all of which add to a portrait of the historical Jesus. 



We are very excited to announce details of the two new Autumn fortnightly Home Groups starting on:

Wednesday mornings

(email Julie Craig

Thursday evenings

(email Sam Smith

Strengthen family bonds through faith ….

We have run a few Parenting Groups.  If you are interested in going to any future groups, or have any questions about the course, please email 

 Come and join a group of like-minded parents and carers from the Parish to discover that you are perfectly positioned to show your children the reality of a life with God and to empower them to have their own vibrant two-way relationship with him.

Explore how to create strong and healthy foundations of faith in children, as well as practical support to enhance family relationships.

Designed for parents and caregivers of primary school aged children, the sessions will be fun, relaxed, and interactive allowing for the sharing of ideas and experiences.

Adult Exploring Faith Group and
Confirmation Preparation


A group for any adult who would like to spend time examining and reflection on questions of Christian belief and faith. If you would like to be confirmed this is the course that will help you get ready for that.Whether you know little about Christianity or have been a Christian for many years and want to refresh your foundations, this open, welcoming, inquisitive, wondering group is for you! 
The Autumn 2023 Adult Exploring Faith Group will run Thursdays September 21st, 28th; October 5th, 12th, 19th; November 2nd and 23rd.Followed by a Confirmation Group for anyone wanting to be confirmed at St Mary’s on Sunday 26th November at 6pm.  For more information please contact:Rev’d Daniel 
Or Rev’d Jane Andrews

Some prayer and meditations apps and websites for people wanting to pray, reflect or meditate outside of these times of prayer – either on the move or at home…

 Pray as you go (available in the Apple App Store)

Listen to 12-15 minutes of music, guided prayer a Bible reading a short reflection…

Taketime (available in the Apple App Store)

A relaxed guided meditation of either 5, 10, or 15 minutes. Anyone can use these meditations regardless of background or religion, and you can meditate anywhere you like…

Read and Reflect

A Daily Dig – deep thought for the day, and a Daily Prayer

Mobile Bible App

A daily Bible Reading with a reflection to help you begin a daily pattern of Bible Reading and Prayer

For something a bit meatier

Godpod – a regular podcast released at the beginning of every month. Religious “experts” get together to talk about burning issues over a supply of coffee and biscuits


The Bible in One Year – Read by David Suchet

The Psalms – Read by David Suchet


The Parish Eucharist takes place every Sunday Morning at 10 am to which all are welcome! 

There is also an Evening Eucharist at 6pm (Caritas) which has a more reflective mood.


Morning Prayer takes places Tuesdays – Fridays at 9 am for about half an hour. 

A Midweek Eucharist takes place at St Mary’s every Wednesday at 12.30pm

Do you know any elderly people in your street who would like to come along to our Senior Social coffee morning held every Monday at All Saints’ Church, Putney Common, between 10am and 11:15am for coffee, homemade cake and chat.

Please contact Catherine Collyer: or call Hannah Deasy at All Saints’ Church office on:  0208 785 3951

Please click here to download our volunteering opportunities form which lists the many ways you can get involved within the parish.

Community-based Activities for Adults

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A beginner / intermediary ballet class taught by Senior Soloist, Alice Crawford from the English National Ballet.

All ages and abilities are welcome.

From an article with Kate Miranda at Putney Time & Leisure:

“I am touring White Lodge with Alice Crawford, who joined The Royal Ballet School in 1983 at the age of 11 and graduated to join the English National Ballet in 1990. She went on to become a senior soloist with ENB and retired in 2005 to teach floor barre to injured ballerinas. Alice was known for Clara in The Nutcracker and was named one of Princess Diana’s favourite ballerinas (Princess Diana was ENB’s patron). She lives in Putney with her family and last visited White Lodge for a reunion several years ago. Darcey Bussell was student a few years ahead of Alice and many of their friends now teach here.”


For further info:

Or please call Alice on: 07791 537 492 

To book a session or block of sessions please CLICK HERE

Barre & Band

Tuesdays 12.45 – 1.45pm

Total body burn using Barre moves and resistance bands to create strength and definition.

Starting Tuesday October 3rd – £15 per class, use the code NEW20 in the redeem voucher section on the website when booking at http://www.michellemorrey/classes

Suitable for all levels and abilities.

The whole point of jumping on a trampoline is to have fun! There’s oodles of scientific research on the benefits, but most notably NASA calls it “the most efficient and effective exercise yet devised by man!” 

For further info contact:


We combine the right dosages of effective training, with a bit of lightheartedness, and deliver it in a training environment that’s free from ego, but full of support. 

For further info contact: 

Accordion Content


Musician-Guitar Teacher


The “Guitar Club” is a place to learn to play guitar, make new friends and get inspired by likeminded people! Lessons by rock legend Diego focus on all areas of playing from rhythm to soloing, scales, chords and improvisations on electric and acoustic guitar. 

For further info contact:

or visit: 

Established in 2016 by Mikiko Ridd, Japonica Singers is a small, female choir which practices regularly in Putney, London. Singing a combination of western and Japanese choral arrangements, the group performed their first concert in 2018.

The name comes from the Chaenomeles japonicawhich is the Japanese quince, a fruit which is said to be very good for the voice.

Japonica Singers is always looking for new passionate members to join our group!

For further information please visit: 

Learn to play sax! Jazz, blues, funk, the classical repertoire, grades, plus improvising and theory in friendly fun environment, with a wealth of experience over 30 years of teaching musicians of all ages and levels of experience. 

For further info contact :

Or please call Mark on: 07931 845 366 


Stretch & Sound

Thursdays 8.15 – 9.15pm ( 45 minute reset stretch followed by 15 minute Sound Bath )

Wind down for the weekend.

Starting Tuesday October 3rd – £15 per class, use the code NEW20 in the redeem voucher section on the website when booking at http://www.michellemorrey/classes

Suitable for all levels and abilities.

We perform three to four concerts a year in Putney and Earlsfield in South West London. We largely perform post-classical era works that give interest to every section of the orchestra. We are a society for fluent and advanced amateur players under the guidance of W SO’sprofessional Musical Director & Conductor , Leigh O’Hara.

For further information visit: 

The booking link can be found here:
The class timings (Lancaster Hall) are:
Mondays and Wednesdays: 7am to 8am
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8am to 9am
Fridays: 7am to 8am and 10.30am to 11.30am 


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