Lent, Passiontide, Holy Week and Easter

One of the busiest times of the church year, it’s often a struggle to keep abreast of all the diary dates, events and services going on. … Continue Reading

Simeon: a ‘righteous’ man

‘He is the Light that will shine upon the nations, and He will be the glory of your people Israel!’ Joseph and Mary stood there, marvelling at what was being said about Jesus. Luke 2:32-33 … Continue Reading

St Mary’s Church – the future

The Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell, has responded to the PCC in response to the future of St Mary’s and patterns of worship. Please find the full letter here.

On film – our 9am family Sunday service

Recently a local film maker, Marc Coleman, very generously gave up his Sunday and subsequent free time to film and edit a short video of our 9am family service. Here’s the final result below – we’re very pleased with it! … Continue Reading

Alexa, how many sleeps until Christmas?

If you’ve young children like me – or maybe you’re just really excited about Santa coming – this question might be a daily occurance in your household in the run up to Christmas. … Continue Reading

Christmas begins with Christ

Our guest contributor Mark Herring writes about the real meaning of Christmas. … Continue Reading

Happy New Year!

Some mistake, surely? No – Advent Sunday ushers in the new liturgical year in the Church. This year we, along with millions around the world, will be following the Gospel of Luke. We have a busy calendar of events planned, including … Continue Reading

Wanstead Church School Remembers

At Wanstead Church School’s Remembrance assembly, pupils, staff and parents took time to remember the fallen, and in particular, one ex-pupil. … Continue Reading

St Mary’s to stay open – News Release

St Mary the Virgin in Wanstead will remain open, it was agreed by the Parochial Church Council (PCC) at a meeting on 7 November 2018. … Continue Reading

ISO an interim head for Wanstead Church School

Wanstead Church School is searching for an interim head teacher to start in January, following the departure at the end of term of their current head, Mark Hemsley. An outstanding head for an Outstanding school, he will be greatly missed. The … Continue Reading