• St Mary the Virgin Mortlake

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

    Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Minds

Our weekly Sunday service is at 10 am in church and is also live-streamed: https://www.facebook.com/StMarytheVirginMortlake/live

As restrictions lift we will be adopting a ‘mixed economy’ so that we can all continue to feel safe. Singing, receiving the chalice and after service coffee resume on 25 July, but no one should feel under any pressure to join in. An aisle will be set aside for those who wish to continue to observe spatial distancing. Do read the posters in church for more details or join our weekly email list.

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elcome to St Mary’s, the historic parish church of Mortlake. Christians have worshipped on this site since 1543. St Mary’s was probably the first Anglican church built after the Reformation under Henry VIII (source Diarmaid MacCulloch, Emeritus Professor of the History of the Church, University of Oxford).  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 open for private prayer or quiet reflection from 8.30am to 1.30pm Monday through Thursday each week.

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. We are working  to reduce our carbon footprint and have recently obtained our ECO Church Bronze award.

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

Our midweek services are suspended at present. Please check back for news.

What's On

Our Twitter Feed

Pre-lockdown sermons

Finding our place in the story

Posted on 25 Dec 2019

Forgotten Joseph

Posted on 22 Dec 2019

Living Hopefully

Posted on 22 Dec 2019

Time to wake up

Posted on 02 Dec 2019

Our Clergy

This week's video of the service