Church Groups

Our Vision – to help make God more real for the people of this area.

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Parochial Church Council

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) is the executive body of St Mary’s, which meets to promote the spiritual, social, evangelistic and ecumenical work of the church and to oversee the implementation of the Church Vision.

PCC Vision Groups

The detailed work of the PCC is carried out by the following Vision Groups:

  • Buildings Group – responsible for the maintenance of the church buildings.
  • Children and Young People Group – co-ordinates our activities and ministry towards children and young people.
  • Communications Group – covers all aspects of communication within the church family and with the local community.
  • Eco Group – ensures that as a church and as a community we take our environmental responsibilities seriously.
  • Ecumenical Group – fosters closer relations with other Christian communities and with our neighbours of other faiths.
  • Finance and Stewardship Group – encourages investment in the Vision of St Mary’s.
  • Music Group – enhances and extends the musical life of St Mary's.
  • Reordering Group – to implement plans for reordering the interior of the church to allow a more effective use to be made of the worship space.
  • Social Group – encourages us to come together in social activities and to deepen our relationships with each other.

Other Groups

Mothers' Union

The Mothers' Union is an international organisation, helping women and nurturing family life throughout the world. The St Mary's branch of the Mothers' Union is open to everyone (including men). It organises fund-raising events and talks. Members and supporters meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 2.30pm in the vestry.

For more information on the St Mary’s Mothers’ Union contact Pat Ingham on 020 8892 3798.

For information on the Mothers' Union internationally see their website www.themothersunion.org.

St Mary’s Group

A social group that meets monthly to hear speakers on a variety of topics.

For more information contact Norman Edwards on 020 8941 5867.

Parish Visitors

A team of trained lay people who share in the pastoral care of the congregation and who visit the elderly, sick, housebound and bereaved.  They are also available to visit newcomers to the church if they would like to find out more about St Mary’s as well as parents of children being baptised.   A group of Ministers of Holy Communion visit anyone unable to get to church with the blessed sacrament.

For more information contact the Parish Visitor Coordinator, Margaret Mence, on 020 8977 3679.

Flower Arrangers

A team working together with great camaraderie; they arrange the flowers in preparation for services, festivals, weddings and special occasions. Their special creativity comes to the fore for the annual Flower Festival forming part of the Summer Fayre. Training is available for new members.

For more information contact Joy Lee on 020 8744 2106.

St Mary's Scrubbers

A group committed to keeping the church clean.

For more information or to offer help contact Jenny Kelly on 020 8891 2866.

Sacristans

Sacristans are responsible for preparations for the celebration of the Eucharist. 

For more information contact Jane Waterston on 020 8891 1385.

Interfaith Knitting Group

An offshoot of the Ecumenical Group, the Interfaith Knitting Group meets once a month on a Saturday morning to knit squares which are made into blankets for Fara for Romanian orphans. The group attracts members from different faith communities, including St Mary’s.

For more information contact Barbara Witzenfeld on 020 8892 1731.