Services of the Word at St Mary’s

The new lay-led Services of the Word at St Mary’s continue to develop in their scope with the addition of new musical items. … Continue Reading

ISO Assistant Director of Music

Wanstead Parish wishes to appoint an outstanding musician as Assistant Director of Music to support its growing choral foundation. The appointee will work closely with the Director of Music to deliver and promote a high standard of music across the … Continue Reading

Wanstead Winter Night Shelter is open

Last Tuesday 7th January we opened our parish hall doors to our guests for the very first time. We were able to provide our guests with a welcoming hot drink, biscuits, hot food, shelter, and a smile. On Wednesday morning, our … Continue Reading

Wanstead Winter Night Shelter

Wanstead Parish, in partnership with the Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelters (FCENS), will be launching our Winter Night Shelter on 7th January 2020. Part of a rolling winter night shelter operating across more than seven local churches, the shelter will set up … Continue Reading

Animated apologetics #7: Evil and Suffering

The problem of evil and suffering is the major stumbling block to belief in the existence of God. How could an all-powerful, all-loving God possibly allow so much pain to occur in his world? … Continue Reading

World Church Committee – Can you help?

Matthew 25:35 ‘For I was hungry and you gave me food to eat’ Our World Church committee supports our parish charities by organising fundraising and donations of practical gifts such as food, clothes and toiletries. We recommend to the PCC which new charities … Continue Reading

Animated apologetics #6: The Moral Argument

The previous five Reasonable Faith videos have focused on philosophical and scientific arguments for the existence of God. This time we look at a chain of thought based on ethical reasoning. … Continue Reading

Angels wanted

This Sunday we celebrated the Feast of St Michael and All Angels and fittingly launched our Stewardship campaign.  … Continue Reading

Fringe benefits

  One of the delights of living in such a community minded place like Wanstead is the annual Wanstead Fringe. This year our churches, Vestry, halls and gardens hosted a wide range of events and we enjoyed the chance to … Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Animated apologetics #5: The fine-tuning of the universe

Having already looked at the origins of the universe, the next animation from Reasonable Faith looks at just how ridiculously, infinitesimally, mind-bogglingly improbable it is that this universe could then go on to support life. … Continue Reading