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 building 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 we have regular services designed for all ages to worship together or mainly be together but with a short time apart for age appropriate learning called Jumping 4 Joy for younger children and Emmaus for older children. Carits is a quiet communion service at 6pm and this 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.
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We value our links with St Mary’s Church of England Primary 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 reflective listening and play.
We recognise that for all of us faith is a life long journey where sometimes the path feels clear and easy and at others, challenging and complex. We believe that in a church community we can support one another in this journey and in doing so, deepen our encounter with and participation in the fullness of God’s love, light, forgiveness and peace. If a member of the school community would value talking to a Vicar about our life of faith, for ourselves or family members, please do email me on:
Team Rector and Governor.