Public Worship Resumes – 12 July

We are delighted and grateful that public worship at St Mary’s will resume this Sunday, 12th July with a Eucharist at 10.30am. In keeping with social distancing requirements, numbers will necessarily be restricted, so if you would like to attend this or future Sunday services, please notify us at  Please also read here about what to expect when you come back to church.  We look forward to welcoming you back to St Mary’s!

Church Reopening for Private Prayer – 20 June

We are pleased to announce that in accordance with new government guidance, St Mary’s Balham will be reopening soon for private (individual) prayer.  Beginning this Saturday, 20 June, the church will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am-12pm.  Please be aware that only ten people will be able to enter the building at any time, and all social distancing and hygiene rules must be observed.  We look forward to seeing you again soon!  To join us for our online services, please email

Holy Week and Easter at Home

Even though we are currently unable to meet at church, St Mary’s remains an active worshipping community from a distance. For information about ways to join us in observing Holy Week and Easter at home, please click here.  If you would like to receive emails providing links to online services, please contact the Vicar at or on 020 8673 1188.

Coronavirus Update: Church Building Now Closed

As of 7pm on Sunday, 22 March, St Mary’s Church is closed until further notice.  This comes as the four bishops whose dioceses cover the London boroughs concluded jointly that all church buildings in their jurisdictions must close in light of the Coronavirus outbreak. Please continue to pray for each other, for our Church, and for our world as together we face the challenges ahead.