Farewell to Mtr Wilma

As you may know by now our Vicar is leaving Balham to take up a new post as Team Rector of the Richmond Team Ministry and Vicar of St Mary Magdalene, Richmond.

There are a series of events planned to say good bye. We hope you can come to one or two or…..

Sunday 26 June, 6.30pm: Choral Evensong with a choir from St Nikolas, Halmstad, Sweden. It was Choral Evensong which brought Wilma to the Church of England, so it seems appropriate to end her time in Balham with the beautiful setting of Stanford in C and the Smith responses. The choir will also sing an anthem by a modern Swedish composer.

Saturday 2 July, from 7.30pm onwards: St Mary’s Party. An evening of entertainment, fun, laughter and more.

Sunday 3 July, 10.30am: Festival Eucharist (Feast of St Thomas). This will be Mtr Wilma’s last service, at which she will preach and preside. Everyone is warmly invited to this service of celebration and leave taking. There will be refreshments afterwards.

Celebrating the Queen’s Birthday

To help Her Majesty celebrate this special birthday we’re having a party and a concert.

Everyone is welcome on Saturday 11 June.

  • Garden party – hats optional – between 2 and 4pm.
  • Concert of English music for an English Queen at 6pm. Elspeth Wyllie, piano, will perform music by Elgar and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.  As always entry is free.


Choral Evensong with Choir from Halmstad, Sweden

On Sunday 26 June we will be joined by a 30 strong choir from Sweden, who will sing Choral Evensong for us, before singing in 2 English cathedrals. They will sing an anthem by a Swedish composer, Tommie Haglund and canticles by Stanford (in C). The conductor is Anders Wilhelmsson.

Pentecost 15 May 2016

This coming Sunday we will celebrate the Feast of the Holy Spirit, otherwise known as Pentecost (i.e. 50 days after Easter).

People are invited to wear something red, as a sign of the Holy Spirit, and to bring cake for sharing afterwards.

We welcome The Revd Prof June Boyce Tillman as our preacher.

a normal weekend at st mary’s balham….

Saturday 23 April 

You may have heard of CrossRail2, you may have heard about proposals for a Balham station. What do you think? Open meeting organised by Save Our Balham, 10.30-12.30.

7.30pm Concert ‘Love, life and tears’, free entry

Sunday 24 April

Come and Sing Evensong for St George. Singers welcome at 4.30pm, just turn up!                     Tea at 6pm followed by Choral Evensong at 6.30pm

And that’s not all: there is Morning Prayer, a baptism service, Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion, Sung Eucharist and time for coffee and chat. In other words a normal weekend at St Mary’s!