10 May – Ascension Day

Ascension Day marks the ascent of Christ into heaven forty days after Easter.  All are welcome to join us at 8pm on the evening of 10 May for a Sung Eucharist to celebrate this important day in the Easter season.

29 April – Family Service: ‘Who is my neighbour?’

People of all ages are very welcome to join us for our Family Service at St Mary’s this Sunday, 29 April at 4.30pm.  Together we will focus on the story of the Good Samaritan and how we relate to people different from us.  The service will last for 1/2 hour and be followed by a brief craft activity.

Easter at St Mary’s

Everyone is welcome to celebrate the Great Feast of Christ’s Resurrection with us.

Holy Saturday, 31 March at 8pm: Easter Vigil with Baptism

EASTER DAY, 1 April at 8am: Said Eucharist (BCP)

EASTER DAY, 1 April at 10.30am: Festal Eucharist (with crèche)

Happy Easter from all of us at St Mary’s!


Holy Week at St Mary’s

Holy Week is one of the most important weeks in the Christian year.  Beginning with Palm Sunday, we participate in a series of services recalling the final days of Jesus’ life and ministry.  These observances culminate in the Great Feast of Easter, when we celebrate Christ’s Resurrection.  Everyone is very welcome to join us for any or all of these services:

Sun, 25 March at 10.30am: Liturgy of Palm Sunday (meet at Bedford Hill Place for Palm Procession or gather here at St Mary’s)

Mon, 26 March at 7.30pm: Performance of The Devil’s Passion (see below )

Tues, 27 March at 8pm: Eucharist with Anointing and Prayers for Healing

Wed, 28 March at 8pm: Dayenu’ – A Service Remembering the Passover

Thurs, 29 March at 8pm: Liturgy of Maundy Thursday

Fri, 30 March at 10am: Stations of the Cross Family Service (for all ages)

Fri, 30 March at 2pm: Liturgy of Good Friday

Sat, 31 March at 8pm: Easter Vigil with Baptism

EASTER DAY: Sun, 1 April at 8am: Said Eucharist (BCP)

EASTER DAY: Sun, 1 April at 10.30am: Festal Eucharist (with crèche)


The Devil’s Passion — 26 March at 7.30pm

The acclaimed play The Devil’s Passion will be performed by its creator, Justin Butcher, here at St Mary’s Balham on Monday 26th March at 7.30pm.

The production has been described by actor David Suchet as ‘one of the most remarkable evenings I have spent in the theatre,’ while the Sunday Telegraph called it a ‘vivid, comic and lyrical twist on familiar events’.  The Observer judged it a ‘magnificent, satirical, darkly comic, thoroughly stimulating production [that] raises many theological and ethical questions.’

Tickets are £15 (£10 for under 18s, full-time students, and unwaged).

You can book by phone at Brown Paper Tickets on 0800 411 8881

or online at https://thedevilspassionstmarybalham.bpt.me.

Doors will open at 7pm.  Running time is about 90 minutes, plus an interval.  Refreshments will be on sale before and after the performance.

Proceeds from the performance will go to the charity Amos Trust to support the Al Ahli Hospital in the centre of Gaza City, Palestine. This hospital treats over 45,000 patients a year and is a haven of peace and hope in one of the world’s most troubled areas: http://www.amostrust.org/amos-palestine/partners/al-ahli-hospital-gaza/