St. Mary’s Church

Ailsa-(3)St Mary’s Putney, by the bridge on Putney High Street, has been the parish church for Putney since at least the 13th century. Today, we are part of a larger team in the Parish of Putney, working in Partnership with All Saints Putney Common.

At our main 10am  Sunday Service we welcome all, without exception. to travel with us as we worship God in a abuilding that combines medieval beauty with modern simplicity. We want children and adults to enjoy church, so there  is a part of the church set apart where toddlers can roam, as well as a weekly crèche and Sunday schools for all age-groups from nursery age upwards during term time. Our children are a valued part of our community and ‘ Jumping for Joy’ ( a short , fun service for small children) is held a few times a term later in the morning alongside a service called Emmaus for older children from Key Stage 2 age. Carits, a quiet communion service for adults at 6pm, completes our pattern of Sunday worship.

Throughout the week the church is open as a place of quiet for reflection and prayer and the building is full of activity of different sorts with people coming and going to spend some time in the quiet of the church or to enjoy the Putney Pantry cafe restaurant.You can find out more by  following this link,  Find out more about St. Mary’s Church.

We value our links with St Mary’s School. Many parents are active in both the church and school communities and children welcome the chance to meet up with their school friends on Sundays when they come to church. The whole school comes to church for special services such as Harvest and Christmas and I go into school regularly to take assemblies. Throughout the year classes visit the church. Sometimes this is to learn about Christianity as  part of Religious Education and sometimes for a Godly Play session where we encourage children’s spirituality through reflrctive listening and play.

Ailsa Newby, Team Rector and Governor.

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