Welcoming our new House for Duty priest

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new House For Duty Associate Priest, Rev’d Dr Chris Taylor. … Continue Reading

Hunger hurts

Today we celebrated Harvest Festival and, as in previous years, we requested items for our outreach partners Redbridge Foodbank and Mill Grove. As we left our offerings at the Lady Chapel to be blessed by Father Jack, we were reminded … Continue ReadingContinue Reading

A new Service of the Word

Worshippers at our morning service at Christ Church today might have noticed a difference. Instead of our usual Eucharist we had a Service of the Word, or Morning Prayer. Of course, worshippers at St Mary’s have been used to this, … Continue Reading

Electoral Roll

*** Important information regarding the Electoral Roll: those applying to Wanstead Church School please take particular note that they MUST be on the roll in order to be considered. *** The Church Electoral Roll is open for revision from 10th September … Continue Reading

Summer update: a message from the Rector

Dear Sisters and Brothers, I do hope that you are well. I would like to take this opportunity to write to you to update you with our plans for the autumn. Ministry support in August Canon Ann, Father Tom, Father … Continue Reading

Securing the future of our churches

Delighted to announce that, following the recent restoration of St Mary’s thanks to a grant from National Lottery Heritage Fund, they have now granted us a further £72,500. This will help us secure and plan the longer-term future for both … Continue Reading

Animated apologetics #8: God and mathematics

In the next instalment of our Animated Apologetics blogs, Mark Herring poses the question: Why does mathematics work? … Continue Reading

Church is open …. but it was never closed

Our churches opened today for public worship for the first since since our doors closed in March. ‘Churches reopen’ may be the newspaper headlines, but the truth is, we never closed. What exactly has our church been doing during this crisis? … Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Public Worship from 5th July

Following the new advice about church openings, we will be opening our doors for public worship once more, starting on 5th July. This letter from our Rector has more detail. … Continue Reading

St Mary’s – a National Lottery Heritage Fund film

  To celebrate the anniversary of the dedication of St Mary’s (the Feast Day of the birth of John the Baptist) we have released this film produced for the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Filmed by members of Eastside Community Heritage … Continue Reading