Church services - a hybrid affair
We are currently open for Sunday worship at both churches, while maintaining St Mary's Online - our live streamed interactive online service. Congregation size is limited at both churches, and booking for St Luke's is required (via the Parish Office).
This Sunday there will be services at the following times:
16 May 2021
10am - St Mary's Communion Service (streamed live online) | Watch on our YouTube channel
11.30am - APCM on Zoom (go here for link)
NB: No service at St Luke's
Join us online
St Mary's Online is our weekly Sunday service, streaming live on YouTube and Facebook at 10am (NB: from 16 May we may not be able to stream to both YouTube and Facebook, so the default will be YouTube). In May we are moving to streaming services from the church, and they will be more reflective of our pre-lockdown styles of worship. Those watching live can interact with us using the comments and everyone is welcome. At 11am we gather on Zoom for a post service cuppa and some fellowship time.
We also stream a live half hour of prayer every weekday morning at 9am on our Facebook Page.
Join the Post Service Cuppa here
St Mary's Online - previous services
Sunday 9 May - Watch here
Sunday 2 May - Watch here
Sunday 25 April Watch here
Sunday 18 April Watch here
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.
Funeral of Revd John Congdon (Vicar of St Mary's, 1969-1984)
This took place on Monday 10 May at 12 noon. If you would like to watch on YouTube, please email the Parish Office for a link.
It is suggested that any donations in John’s memory be sent to Marie Curie via this link or by cheques payable to ‘Marie Curie’ and sent to : Marie Curie, Supporter Relations Team, PO Box 23897, 14 Links Place, Edinburgh EH6 9AB.
Serving our Community
St Mary's is part of Hounslow Citizens, the grass roots community organising movement. We recently joined with over 5,000 Londoners in an Assembly for the London Mayoral election on 6 May., where Londoners' manifesto for change was presented to the leading candidates.
We are building our Citizens group and would love for more people to join us. If you have a passion for social justice, or there's just one issue that you would like to see change in our community, you can join our group of leaders, access training, and learn the potential and power of commuity organising.
Contact Elis or Fi to find out more.
Our annual meeting will take place on Zoom at 11.30am on Sunday 16 May.
More info here
This meeting is an important date in the church year, as it is where PCC members and church officers are elected. To be eligible for election you need to be on the church electoral roll.
This year we will be electing a new churchwarden, as Steve completes his six year term. Do contact Elis or the current churchwardens for an informal chat, if you think God may be prompting you to stand for election.
We also currently need a PCC Secretary and people to stand for PCC (there are 8 vacancies). Again, do contact Elis for a chat about any of these roles.
Vicarage Book Club - 30 May, 8pm
The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd. Zoom link here.
Thursday Night Prayer Group
8-9pm on Zoom. Join here
Morning Prayer on Facebook Live
Supporting the Foodbank
Foodbank needs your help.
We have seen unprecedented demand over the last few months and our donations are not keeping up with the demand. Currently we estimate that we have less than 2 weeks supply of most items.
The items we are currently most in need of are as follows:- Tinned fruit, veg soup, tinned veg, squash, Size 5 nappies, wet wipes.
Please drop off your donations at St Paul’s church, 287 Bath Road, Hounslow West, TW3 3DA on a Monday or Wednesday morning between 9.30am-11.30am or leave in the box outside the vicarage front door. If you prefer to give financially instructions are below.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
The Foodbank at St Paul's Hounslow West is open on Wednesday, and at Church of the Good Shepherd on Monday. While we are in lockdown we encourage a financial donation to the Foodbank to support those who are vulnerable. You can donate 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.