Started a few years ago by our neighbours at the Church of Ascension, in Balham Hill, ‘Love Balham’ is an annual event of witnessing to God’s love by practical acts of service to our local community. This year, members of St Mary’s will be joining in — a great opportunity to bring our two churches together. Participants will gather this Saturday at 9am for breakfast and prayers at Ascension Church (23 Malwood Rd, SW12 8EN). To get involved, please contact the Vicar.
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.
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.
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 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)