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 church
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.
Sunday 25 October
10.00am - St Mary's Online service (YouTube )
11.30am - Simple Communion at St Luke's*
11.30am - Fourth Sunday Family Service at St Mary's*
3pm - AfterZoom Tea. Link here
*Booking required by Thursday 12pm via the Parish Office (020 8569 7312)
The APCM (Annual Meeting) for 2019 took place on 18th October on Zoom - Thank you to those elected as Churchwardens, PCC members and Deanery Synod reps.
Details of a capital project to upgrade the sound system at St Mary's were announced, and you can find a presentation all about this on the APCM webpage. There is also a short survey to tell us your views, which will be available until 19th November.
Fourth Sunday Family Service. The second FSFS will be at 11.30am on Sunday 25 October. Families with children are invited to gather inside church for a service of action songs, bible stories and creative activities. Book your pew at tinyurl.com/StMarysOsterleyFSFS25Oct
All Saints and All Souls - There are two services on 1st November to remember loved ones who have died. At 6pm there will be a service in church* and at 8pm Elis will lead a candle lighting service online from home.
*Please book for the 6pm service via the Parish Office.
The Bereavement Journey is a six-week course on grief and loss, for anyone living with loss, whether a recent bereavement or one of many years. We are running this course online for six Mondays from 2 November. To find out more, watch this video. To book a place on the course please contact the Parish Office.
Thursday Night Prayer Group
8.15pm - 8.55pm, via Zoom. Click here to join the meeting.
Midweek Communion is at 11am on Wednesdays.
Private prayer at St Mary's is on Wednesdays (12-4pm in the lady chapel).
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.