Church services - emerging from lockdown, engaging online
Thank you for bearing with us as we experimented with live streaming from church during May. We had some false starts, but we are persevering! We are currently open for Sunday worship at both churches, and live streaming the 10am service as St Mary's Online - available on our YouTube channel.
At this time, booking is required for St Luke's service only (via the Parish Office).
This Sunday there will be services at the following times:
13 June 2021
10am - St Mary's All Age Climate Sunday Service (streamed live online) | Watch on our YouTube channel |
Readings Mark 4.26-34.
11.30am - St Luke's Communion Service(for those who have booked)
Midweek Communion - Wednesday 16 June at 2pm
Join us online
St Mary's Online is our weekly Sunday service, streaming live on YouTube at 10am.
At present, our Live Stream Service comes from the church. Those watching live on YouTube (if you're logged in with a Google account) can interact with us using the live comments and everyone is welcome.
We also stream a live half hour of prayer every weekday morning at 9am on our Facebook Page.
NB: We are pausing the Post Service Cuppa on Zoom for the moment
St Mary's Online - previous services
Sunday 6 June - Watch here
Sunday 23 May - Watch here
Sunday 16 May - Watch here
Sunday 9 May - 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.
We are launching our Eco Team at our St Mary's service on 13 June. If you would like to play a part in helping us care more for creation as a church, please sign up by contacting Elis, Fi or the Parish Office. We are going to be working towards the Eco Church award and being part of the Eco Team will help us achieve this goal.
Youth Hub are invited to watch a DVD in the church (socially distanced) on 13 June at 6pm. Youth Hub is open to those in school Y5-Y11. Contact Elis for more details.
Listening to Lockdown
We are running a couple of Listening Projects in June, and we'd love for everyone to take part.
We told Our Pandemic Story in our 2020 Annual Report, which included three personal stories of how members of the church were affected by the events of the last year. We'd love to collect more stories. Send your 250-300 word pandemic story to us here to be collected together and used to help us plan our church response to lockdown as we begin to emerge, taking into account the things that have changed.
We are also building our parish vision: Everyone Becoming More Like Jesus and have identified five values which we're aiming to grow in. We are holding an interactive listening session around each of these values across five Wednesday evenings in June, using Zoom as a way of gathering people together. The programme is as follows:
2 June Creativity
9 June Curiosity
16 June Hospitality
23 June Authenticity
30 June Generosity
Click here to join on Zoom at 8pm on each of these evenings
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.
Vicarage Book Club - 27 June, 8pm
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. Zoom link here.
Thursday Night Prayer Group
8-9pm on Zoom. Join here
Morning Prayer on Facebook Live
Supporting the Foodbank
Foodbank continues to experience high demand. Please help if you can.
The items we are currently most in need of are as follows:- rice, tinned food, jam, peanut butter, honey, size 6 nappies, wet wipes, washing powder/liquid, stron carrier bags.
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, bring to St Mary's or leave 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.