Services at St Mary's Church, Putney High Street, London, SW15 1SN
Returning to our services in church
Whilst churches are open for people who wish to attend services our welcome is to worship either on-line (we broadcast our Sunday 10.00am service via Zoom) or at church and each household makes their choice of what feels right for you. If you are still accessing our services via Zoom we would be interested in finding out why you don’t want to return to church just yet. Please email our Team Rector, Rev’d John Whittaker John.Whittaker@parishofputney.co.uk so we can see if there is anything we can do to help in this regard.
For those of you who would like to return but may still feel a little wary please be assured that we will keep a section of seating set out in a socially distanced manner. If you wish to continue wearing a mask in services we ask you to sit in this area. We have hand sanitizers throughout the church.
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. This service is broadcast via Zoom.
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.
Please sign up to our Church Mouse communications to receive the weekly “Invitation To Service” and “Newsletter” for the Zoom details. This link can be found at the bottom of this website’s homepage or by clicking on this link: https://stmarys.parishofputney.com/how-do-i/the-church-mouse/
The sermon for the Morning Eucharist is uploaded, in the week after the sermon, to the “Listen Again” section of this website).
The Ordinary Time servicesheet can be accessed from here Ordinary Time Booklet 2021
For those wanting more peace and quiet, Caritas, at 6pm, is a tranquil, reflective service of Holy Communion.
The Ordinary Time Caritas servicesheet can be accessed here Caritas Ordinary Time 2021
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.
Monday to Friday 9.15am Morning Prayer at All Saints’ church. From 7th September 2021 Morning Prayer will also be available at St Mary’s.
Tuesdays 10am St Mary’s Toddler Group (termtime only; resumes 7th September 2021). If you would like further info please email Rev’d Jono Jonathan.Haynes@parishofputney.co.uk
Wednesdays 12.30pm Eucharist at St Mary’s.
Please note that we are open for people visiting for private prayer in line with The Putney Pantry opening hours which are Monday- Friday 10am – 3pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 11.30am – 5pm. firstname.lastname@example.org