St Mary's Twickenham
"Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God"
St Mary’s Covid-safety update - 18th May 2021 onwards
ST MARY'S CHURCH will be open on Sunday evenings at 6pm
for the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
We will also be opening the church on Wednesday mornings from 10am-11am.
You can now choose to be in church in groups of up to 6 people or 2 households, and within those groups you can agree how much you want to socially distance. You can sit together but do not have to do so.
However, while inside St Mary’s buildings, all other personal contact should remain ‘socially distant’:
wear a face covering (unless exempt)
use our hand sanitisers
keep 2 metres apart
the congregation is still not allowed to sing inside church
Booking your place by emailing email@example.com for our Sunday Evening Eucharist really helps us to allocate Covid-safe seating and to comply with ‘Test and Trace’. If you have not booked you can still turn up, and we will of course accommodate you if we can within our Covid-safe limit.
While worship in the church building is temporarily limited in order to meet
COVID-19 precautions, St Mary's continues to be alive and active, especially online.
For details of our online Services and for times when the church building
and the Memorial Garden will be open, visit our Services page.
Do keep in touch with us:
on this website
and sign up to our newsletter!
ICON OF THE DAY
Giving to St Mary's
St Mary’s Church has had a special place in the lives of those who live and work in Twickenham for generations.
We now face an unprecedented challenge. The church building is only open in very restricted circumstances because of the pandemic.
We are reaching out and supporting our community in other ways, especially online. But we no longer receive the income from collections at Services and from hiring out the church and hall buildings for events.
This missing income would have helped pay for:
the work of our clergy and the wider church in London
the maintenance of our unique church building at the heart of Twickenham
our support to charities locally, nationally and overseas
If you can help us with a financial donation, please respond as generously as you can, so we in turn can continue to offer Christ's love to our community in these difficult times, as those before us have done down the centuries.
Gift Aiding donations allows St Mary's to increase what you give to St Mary's by 25p for every £1 you donate. So we are always appreciative of having current Gift Aid declarations in place. So if you are a new Giver or a regular Giver who has not completed and sent us a form recently, please download the form below, complete it, and email or post it back to us. Each year we make a claim to HMRC for the owed Gift Aid component based on the declarations we have.
Since 2019 it has been possible to regularly give to St Mary's directly by signing up to the Parish Giving Scheme run by the diocese. They look after the Gift Aid on our behalf, passing your donations and the Gift Aid component on to us (so simplifying things for us). To join the Scheme, follow this link, or phone them on 0333 002 1271 (option 1) during office hours and quote our bespoke parish code: 230623218 and have your bank details to hand. Please, when talking to them do not indicate you wish to be anonymous and in addition advise our Treasurer of your actions using the link above. We will then have a record enabling us to reconcile your donations with our statement.
To make a one-off donation by debit / credit card (and to Gift Aid it if possible), please click the button below.
Virtual Sunday School
Welcome to virtual Sunday School!
Here you will find new prayers, activities and thoughts each week to help your child's journey with Christ.
If you would like to attend our LIVE zoom Sunday school at 9am for 3-8 years and 10.30am for 8+ years on Sunday mornings with Julie Hall and Katherine Cox, please click here to send them an email.
We have signed up to Inclusive Church. We hope people coming to St Mary's for the first time will feel at home.