While public services at our churches and all other events are suspended, we are moving a lot of our activities online. This page is the easiest place to find out what's going on.
Sundays - St Mary's online
We are continuing to provide Sunday worship online, even as we reopen our church buildings. This will be until the end of 2020 at the very least. Our St Mary's Online service includes hymns, prayers and a sermon, and goes out on our YouTube Channel every Sunday at 10am. When we live stream it will also be on our Facebook page. You can watch the service at your leisure following this time. Subscribe to our channel, to receive reminders and notifications on your phone or device.
Sundays in September
We are now offering a weekly service in church on Sundays. This will be a simple communion service with no singing, refreshments or children's groups. The service lasts approximately 45 minutes. In September the pattern of worship is as follows.
10.00am - St Mary's Online service streams (YouTube )
11.30 - Simple Communion (1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays at St Mary's, 4th Sundays at St Luke's)
3pm - AfterZoom Tea. The new time slot for the post service cuppa. On Zoom (link here)
5pm - BCP service at St Luke's (3rd Sundays)
The APCM (Annual Meeting) for 2019 will take place on 18th October - save the date (time TBC)
Fourth Sunday Family Service. We are trialing a new service just for families with children on 4th Sundays. Come to St Mary's at 11.30am on Sunday 27 September to worship as a family. There will be a bible study, activity, craft and prayers, which you come as a family to participate in (whatever shape your family takes!) Think of it like a socially distanced messy church. This is our main offering for children this term, as we have decided not to resume Junior Church groups in the hall during services at this time. Click here to book a pew.
There will be an 8am Holy Communion at St Mary's on Sunday 27th September. The service at 11.30am that day is for families with school-age children and is by booking only (see above).
Midweek Communion is now at 11am on Wednesdays. (NB: no service on 23 September)
Private prayer at St Mary's is now only on Wednesdays (12-4pm in the lady chapel).
Thursday Night Prayer Group
8.15pm - 8.55pm, via Zoom. Click here to join the meeting.
Our theme for September launches on Sunday 13th, and it is 'Curious Christianity'. We'l be looking in our online services at questions Jesus asks or answers. To accompany this series, there will be a new online Bible Study session, to which you are invited to bring your big questions.
Join on Zoom using this link.
The Parish Office remains closed to visitors in person, and email is still the most effective way to communicate with the office.
Junior Church Leaders - please complete the DBS application and Safeguarding training, otherwise you won't be able to lead in junior church when it resumes.
The Church of England is broadcasting live services at 9am on the Church of England Facebook page.
Giving to St Mary's
Our Giving page explains how to support the mission and ministry at St Mary's including online donations while we are unable to meet. Please prayerfully consider joining the Parish Giving Scheme to become a regular donor, or giving a one-off donation with a credit or debit card.
Supporting the Foodbank
The Foodbank at St Paul's Hounslow West is still operating on a Wednesday, and a pop up Foodbank has started at Church of the Good Shepherd. Our collection point is accessible when the church is open for private prayer, or you can deliver to St Paul's when it is open on Wednesday mornings. If you would like to make a financial donation to the Foodbank to support those who are vulnerable during this time, you can do so easily via text.
To donate £5, text JRQQ02 to 70970
To donate £30, text JRQQ02 to 70191
Alternatively you can make an online donation (and choose your own amount) here.