St Mary the Virgin Mortlake

Open doors, open hearts, open minds


Welcome to St Mary’s, the historic parish church of Mortlake. We aim to be a family friendly and inclusive church welcoming everyone and providing a space in which people can explore faith and ask questions.

We're open

St Mary’s is open for private prayer or quiet reflection from 8.30am to 4.00pm from Monday to Thursday each week.

Mission Action Plan

In common with other churches in the Diocese of Southwark, have a Mission Action Plan which is reviewed regularly. Click below to read ours.


As a church we are committed to inclusion and social justice and many of our members are active in local community groups. We are working to reduce our carbon footprint and have recently obtained our ECO Church Bronze award.


Our Services

Join us on Sundays where we hold a regular sung Eucharist. Each month we also hold a less formal service aimed at children and once a month there is also a service for families with children who have sporty commitments in the morning.

For information on our regular services plus special services at important times in the Christian calendar just click the button below.



Sung Eucharist

3rd Sunday 10.00am

Worship for all

1st Sunday 2pm





Our Team

The church is run by Parish Rector Dr Ann Nickson who is ably assisted by our Deacon the Rev’d Matthew Watts. Both Ann and Matthew are supported by the churchwardens Anita Larsen, Ginny Waterkeyn and Sarah Coggins and the practical day to day matters are dealt with our Parish Administrator Cheri Crump.

Rev'd Canon Ann Nickson

Rev'd Canon Ann Nickson

Parish Rector

Ann retired at the end of January. Please contact the Parish Office if you need to speak with a priest.

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Rev'd Matthew Watts

Rev'd Matthew Watts


Matthew has currently stepped back from ministry. 

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He was born in Wiltshire and grew up in North Yorkshire, where he was a chorister at Ripon Cathedral. Music has always played a large part in his life, leading to a pre-ordination career as a freelance and Army musician playing tuba, trombone, euphonium, and also singing. Other interests include fiction, food, theatre, board games, rugby, and being a slightly reluctant runner.

Ginny Waterkeyn & Sarah Coggins

Ginny Waterkeyn & Sarah Coggins

Church Wardens

Anita Larsen

Anita Larsen

Church Warden

Christopher Hughes

Christopher Hughes

Director of Music

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Chris is studying for a Masters in Organ Performance at the Royal College of Music. He was organ scholar at Leeds Catholic Cathedral and conducted the LUUMS Chamber Choir before joining us in Mortlake. 
Cheri Crump

Cheri Crump

Parish Administrator

Cheri is usually in the office from Monday to Thursday and contactable on 020 8876 1630 or email on Friday mornings.