Christmas in Wanstead Parish

With the good news that we may reopen our churches from 2nd December, we can now publish our schedule of services in church. Thank you to Julie Williams for producing this lovely graphic. This Wednesday 2nd, our 230pm Eucharist returns to … Continue Reading

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Jesus – the original women’s rights activist?

25th November marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, it calls for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. And just as it … Continue Reading

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Resilience Heritage Project Architect

The PCC are pleased to announce that, after a competitive tendering process, Dow Jones Architects have been appointed to work on our year-long Resilient Heritage project which is being funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Dow Jones team … Continue Reading

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Our Christmas appeal – Giving Shelter to the Homeless

The Covid pandemic has affected many things. Amongst those, traditional night shelters, many of which are held in church halls like ours, have had to close due to shared air space restrictions, yet the need is greater than ever, as … Continue Reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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