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

Vote for a Reflection Garden for Wanstead Church School

Wanstead Church School need your help. They’re taking part in this year’s Aviva Community Fund to bid for £5,000 for their reflection garden project. You can see their project here and vote. The school want to create an inclusive, quiet … Continue Reading

Open House Weekend

Whilst both St Mary’s and Christ Church opened their doors during the London wide Open House Weekend, it was St Mary’s chance to shine. Visitors were spoilt for choice over the weekend, with graveyard tours, talks, live music, Wild Wanstead … Continue Reading

A very busy September

The summer break is over, and Wanstead Parish have several events coming your way this month, with something for everyone. The annual Wanstead Fringe kicks off on Saturday 8th September, and our parish will be the venue for several events, … Continue Reading

Have your say… still over one month to go before the consultation about the future of St. Mary’s ends

The PCC is now seeking the views from members of the parish about the future of St. Mary’s and has extended the consultation period to 12 noon on Saturday 22nd September, 2018. This takes the consultation period to 12 weeks. … Continue Reading

A silver wedding at St Mary’s

  St Mary’s and the debate about its future have been much in the news at the moment, but its day to day life as a working parish church goes on and one couple held their silver wedding renewal service … Continue Reading