• St Mary the Virgin Mortlake

    Open doors, open hearts, open minds
  • St Mary the Virgin Mortlake

    Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Minds

Due to the pressure on the NHS at this time, St Mary’s services will be livestream only until at least the end of January https://www.facebook.com/StMarytheVirginMortlake/live

We will be open for private prayer from 12 noon to 2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Resources for continuing to pray and worship during these extremely difficult times are updated regularly. Check out the menu above for recordings of our services and ideas for families.


elcome to St Mary’s, the historic parish church of Mortlake. Christians have worshipped on this site since 1543. 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. You can find details of our services, our children’s groups and other activities by scrolling down this page or using the Menu above.  Follow our Twitter feed on the left hand side of this page and scroll down to see photos or videos of recent events.

We’re open: St Mary’s is usually open every day from 9.00am to around 4.00pm to pray, contemplate or just to sit in peace. Scroll to the bottom of the page to check our location. On Saturday mornings we have  a coffee shop from 10.00am – 12.00 noon: do drop in for a chat or to look around our beautiful building. On the second Saturday of each  month our sixteenth century tower is open between 10.00am and 12 noon. It is well worth a visit.

Safeguarding: At St Mary’s we take our responsibility to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults extremely seriously. If you have any safeguarding concerns or would like to know more about our safeguarding procedures you can find the contact details of the relevant people here .

You can find the Diocesan Safeguarding Policies and procedures ‘A Safe Church’ here

Mission Action Plan: In common with other churches in the Diocese of Southwark, have a Mission Action Plan which is reviewed regularly. You can read our plan here. As a church we are committed to inclusion and social justice and many of our members are active in local community groups.

If you live in the parish (you can click here to check) then St Mary the Virgin is ‘your’ parish church and we are always happy to talk with you about a wedding, baptism or funeral in church or any other matter which concerns you.

Recorded services: You can watch recent services by using the ‘Recorded Services’ option on the menu bar above or by scrolling down this page to ‘This week’s video’. 

Giving: If you would like to give a gift to support the work of this historic church, please use the Donate button at the bottom right hand corner of this page.

GDPR: You can read our GDPR Privacy Policy on the parish website here.

Our Regular Services

Sunday at 8am: Said Holy Communion

A short, quiet service held at the High Altar using the Book of Common Prayer

Sunday at 10am: Sung Eucharist

A sung Eucharist with choir, sermon and separate children's activities. We also have a carpeted family corner with quiet toys and 'baby bags' for younger children. All are welcome.

Third Sunday at 10am: Worship for All

A shorter, less formal service on the third Sunday of the month. The children stay in the service and our music is led by our worship ensemble. Our recently formed children's choir usually take part.

Weekday Services

We have a short informal Eucharist in the St Mary's Corner of the church on Tuesdays at 10am and on Saturdays at 9.30am. All are welcome.

What's On

Our Twitter Feed

Pre-lockdown sermons

Who is this?

Posted on 05 Apr 2020

This present moment

Posted on 29 Mar 2020

Out of Control

Posted on 11 Mar 2020

Who dares wins

Posted on 02 Mar 2020

Our Clergy

This week's video