Diary & News

Revision of Electoral Roll
Published on Sunday 11 April 2021

The annual revision of the church electoral roll is about to take place. If your name is not already on the roll and you wish to be included (e.g. because you have recently joined the congregation or reached the age of 16) please complete an application form and return it to us. Forms are also available at the cross aisles. Completed forms can be returned to the Parish Office or you may email a scan of the completed and signed form. Completed forms must be returned by Sunday 25th April. If you are already on the roll but your name/address/email address has changed please let us know (making clear that you are already on the roll) so that we may update the roll. We store the electoral roll details on ChurchSuite.

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Remembering His Royal Highness Prince Philip
Published on Sunday 11 April 2021

St Mary's sends our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family following the death of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. We are grateful for his service to Her Majesty and the Nation and the great contribution that he has made to Great Britain throughout his lifetime.

The Wimbledon Team are holding a commemorative service in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh on the eve of his funeral. The service will be held in St Mary's Church at 6:30pm on Friday 16th April and will be lead by clergy from the Parish of Wimbledon. Tickets are not required but you will be expected to observe social distancing and to sit only one household/bubble per pew. All are welcome.

The Service will be streamed on Zoom and YouTube.

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We will be remembering the Queen and the royal family in our prayers and at our services at this sad time as well as all those who have been bereaved during the pandemic.

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Tennis Car Parking
Published on Wednesday 7 April 2021

We are offering car parking on our field during the Wimbledon Championships (29th June - 11th July), raising money for charity.


Holy Week and Easter Services
Published on Wednesday 17 March 2021

We have announced details of our services during Holy Week and Easter. Most services on Good Friday and Easter Day are ticketed, for which advanced booking is required.


Changes to services in March
Published on Sunday 28 February 2021

We will be resuming our four usual services in church on 7th March. No booking is required. The 9:30am and 6:30pm services will also be streamed via Zoom and Facebook (9:30am) or YouTube (6:30pm).

For those joining online, the order of service and weekly readings and news sheets (with hymn words) can be downloaded.

When visiting church in person, please remember to keep your distance, wear a face covering and to stay at home if you have COVID-19 symptoms.


Christingle Service
Published on Saturday 30 January 2021

On Sunday 31st January at 11:30am we will have our annual Christingle Service on Zoom. This is when we dress an orange, and put a candle in it as a symbol of Christ. This short 20 minute service is particularly for children (under the age of 99...). Please join us using the usual Zoom linked emailed to the congregation or on Facebook.


St Mary's at home cookbook
Published on Thursday 14 January 2021

We are currently taking orders for a reprint of the St Mary's at home Cookbook - our community cookery book containing 120 recipes plus local photographs, drawings and reflections all contributed by members of our congregation.


Services now online only
Published on Saturday 9 January 2021

The Mayor of London declared a major incident in London yesterday because of the very high levels of Covid 19 and the imminent risk of the NHS being overwhelmed. He also asked the Government to change the lockdown regulations to prohibit public worship in London.

The Church Wardens and I now believe that we should suspend public worship in St Mary's from today until the end of January. We will revert to our lockdown pattern of worship with a service at 10am on Zoom and Facebook, and Evensong at 6.30pm on Zoom and Youtube.

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Warrior Chapel Centenary
Published on Saturday 9 January 2021

The Warrior Chapel at St Mary's was dedicated in January 1921. Due to the pandemic, the planned celebration service could not go ahead, but we have shared various documents about its history to mark the occasion.

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Services during lockdown
Published on Thursday 7 January 2021

In consultation with the Church Wardens, Standing Committee and staff we have decided to continue to offer our regular pattern of worship during the current lockdown.

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January 2021 update on Malawi project
Published on Saturday 2 January 2021

We have received a further update from USPG about the programme we are supporting in Malawi as part of our Mission Action Plan. Click here for more details about the project.

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Services in January
Published on Friday 1 January 2021

Sunday services continue as normal at 8am, 9:30am, 11:15am and 6:30pm despite London being in Tier 4. The 9:30am and 6:30pm services will also be streamed via Zoom and Facebook / YouTube.

For those joining online, the order of service and weekly readings and news sheets (with hymn words) can be downloaded.

When visiting church in person, please remember to keep your distance, wear a face covering and to stay at home if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

Our buddy scheme is still in operation so if you do become unwell or if you are self-isolating and need help do get in touch with Mandy or Nils and we will arrange some support. If you are feeling low or would just like a chat remember that Nils and Mandy are always happy to talk - please just get in touch.

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Changes to Christmas Services
Published on Wednesday 23 December 2020

The latest COVID-19 circumstances have meant we have revised our Christmas Services. There will now be an online Crib Service at 2pm on Christmas Eve instead of the Journey to the Crib. Our Christmas Services page has all the latest details.


Christmas Services booking
Published on Monday 7 December 2020

We look forward to welcoming you to our special services this Christmas. This year some of our services will be online-only, and others require advance booking to attend in person.


Christmas Services 2020
Published on Saturday 5 December 2020

Join us at our Christmas Services either in person or online.


Advent Carol Service
Published on Wednesday 25 November 2020

Join us for our online Advent Carol Service at 6:30pm on Sunday 29 November. Those on our mailing list have been emailed the Zoom meeting link, and it will be streamed to YouTube.


Services during November
Published on Tuesday 3 November 2020

In line with government restrictions, we will not be holding any of our regular services in church from Thursday 5th November. Instead we will have services on Zoom at 10am and 6:30pm each Sunday. Services will resume in church from 3rd December.

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Annual Church Meeting
Published on Friday 30 October 2020

Our St Mary's Annual Church Meeting (ACM) will be held on Wednesday 4th November at 8:15pm by Zoom videoconference. The details and papers for the meeting are now available.


St Mary's at home cookbook
Published on Saturday 3 October 2020

Our new cookbook is now available to order until 6th November. It contains 120 recipes all contributed by members of the congregation.


Electoral Roll
Published on Wednesday 30 September 2020

If you are not on our electoral roll and would like to be added (and are eligible), please download an application form in either PDF or Word format and return it to the Parish Office. Forms can be completed and sent electronically or in hard copy.


Services in church resuming as usual
Published on Monday 14 September 2020

We are now back in church on every Sunday as usual at 8am, 9:30am, 11:15am and 6:30pm. You no longer need to book to come.

We are also continuing our online services. Members of our church can join the 9:30am and 6:30pm services via Zoom using the usual link sent by email. Alternatively, the 9:30am service will be streamed on our Facebook page and the 6:30pm service on our YouTube channel.

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Services Restarting and Online Church
Published on Monday 27 July 2020

We are now back in church on Sunday morning and during the week for Morning and Evening Prayer. You will need to book in advance to come on a Sunday. We are also continuing our online services which you can access either live at 10am on our Facebook page or at 6:30pm on our YouTube channel.

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Update on Malawi Mission Action Plan project
Published on Sunday 26 July 2020

There were presentations of St Mary's support for work in Malawi in each of the services on the last Sunday before lockdown in March. We have now received an update from USPG about the programme we are supporting in Malawi. Here is a short video to watch about the work on improving education of girls. Here is further information about the programme, information on the impact which COVID-19 is having on this work, and a longer version of the video.

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Church re-opening
Published on Wednesday 8 July 2020

The church is now open for private prayer between 9:15am and 5pm Monday to Saturday, and between 12pm and 5pm on Sundays.

We are now also open for public services on Sunday mornings and you would be very welcome. If you would like to come, you will need to book a place through My ChurchSuite. If you are not already registered, it will be necessary to submit your details via our ChurchSuite Membership software. You will be guided through the process. We look forward to meeting you although at a socially acceptable distance!

Please read these important guidelines before visiting.

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Church reopens for private prayer
Published on Saturday 20 June 2020

The church is now open for private prayer between 9:15am and 5pm Monday to Saturday, and between 12pm and 5pm on Sundays. Please read these important guidelines before visiting.


Bells for Grenfell
Published on Saturday 13 June 2020

On Sunday 14 June at 6pm, St Mary's Church will join more than 100 churches across London including Southwark Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral to ring their bells in memory of the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire on the third anniversary of the tragedy.

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Morning Service - 7 June
Published on Sunday 7 June 2020

This morning, instead of our normal Sunday morning service, we will join St Luke's Battersea as Bishop Richard licenses Yunghee as Assistant Priest. Available live at 10am on their Facebook page.


New post for Yunghee
Published on Friday 15 May 2020

We are delighted to announce that the Bishop of Southwark has appointed the Revd Yunghee Koh to the post of Assistant Priest of St Luke's Church Battersea. Yunghee's last Sunday in Wimbledon will be 24th May. Congratulations to Yunghee on her new appointment.

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Christian Aid Week
Published on Sunday 10 May 2020

Happy Christian Aid Week! Please share a virtual envelope on your social media and through email, inviting everyone you know to take part in Christian Aid Week 10-16 May 2020.

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Online Services
Published on Saturday 9 May 2020

We are currently worshipping twice each Sunday while COVID-19 social distancing restrictions are in place. Morning services are at 10am on Zoom, followed by coffee. Regular members of our congregations have been emailed the link to join, or alternatively the services are live-streamed on our Facebook page, and available here afterwards. Evensong is at 6:30pm on our Facebook pages and YouTube channel.


Sunday Worship - 3 May
Published on Saturday 2 May 2020

We will be worshipping this Sunday morning at 10am on Zoom, followed by coffee. Regular members of our congregations have been emailed the link to join, or alternatively the service will be live-streamed on our Facebook page, and available here afterwards. Evensong will be available on our Facebook pages and YouTube channel at 6:30pm.


Sunday Service - 26 April
Published on Saturday 25 April 2020

Join us on Facebook for our service at 10am on Sunday. You can now download the order of service. After the service, join us for virtual coffee on Zoom using this link.


St George, Shakespeare, Christian Joy and Sin
Published on Thursday 23 April 2020

Happy St Georges Day and Happy Birthday to Shakespeare.

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Annual Review
Published on Wednesday 22 April 2020

Our Annual Review for 2019 is now available to read.

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Another treasure and a prayer
Published on Sunday 19 April 2020

Mandy shares the next Wimbledon Treasure and a prayer.

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Easter Hope
Published on Friday 17 April 2020

Nils' thought for Friday 17 April.

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Thought of the day - 15 April
Published on Wednesday 15 April 2020

Yunghee shares her favourite hymn.

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Hope
Published on Tuesday 14 April 2020

Nils shares a thought for the day.

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A Bank Holiday Cheer You Up
Published on Monday 13 April 2020

A note from the Rector.

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Easter Day Service
Published on Sunday 12 April 2020

Our morning service was live-streamed on our Facebook page and is now available as a recording. The order of service is available to download.