St Mary the Virgin, East Barnet

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St Mary’s strives to be an inclusive Church
that lives the gospel of Jesus Christ:

- as proclaimed in the holy Scriptures

- as embodied in the traditions of the Church

- and unfolding in our day to day experience
of following Christ.

Where ever you are on your journey of faith, we welcome you.

FOR MANY CENTURIES the top of Church Hill has been recognised by local people as a ‘holy place’, but it has been used as a site of Christian worship since the end of the 11th century. In 1080, the Benedictine monks of the Abbey at St Albans founded a small chapel to serve the community under the jurisdiction of the Abbot of St Albans, and dedicated it the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. Since then, each generation has played a part in shaping this beautiful building (the oldest in the London Borough of Barnet) whose ancient stones have been hallowed by centuries of prayer and silence.

Today, visitors to St Mary’s continue to be refreshed and inspired in this sacred space, and often experience a strong sense of God’s presence and peace.

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St Mary's Parish Office
Brookside Methodist Church
2 Cat Hill, East Barnet,
Herts, EN4 8JB
(020) 8441 4401 (Open 10-12noon, Mon-Fri)

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Holy Communion (BCP)
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer
All Age Eucharist
All ages worshipping and learning together - liturgical chaos!
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche
Sung Eucharist
Our main celebration, with Sunday School (3-7yrs) and Creche
Every second third fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments
Prayer Book Evensong
1662 Evensong with no frills, no mucking about and no fuss. Hymns from New English Hymnal. Small SATB Choir.
Every first third fourth and fifth Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Alt. Worship @ St Mary's
The Second Sunday Service is either a Taize Servie or a more adventurous alternative service using prayer stations and all sorts of interactive gadgetery...not BCP Evensong!!
Every second Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer



(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
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Church Open The church is open for visitors every Saturday from 10-2pm
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 7804
Built: 1080
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: The Crown
Archdeaconry: HERTFORD (323)
Deanery: BARNET (32301)
Benefice: East Barnet (32/085 P)
Parish Legal Name: East Barnet (320021 )
CofE Church Info: (632021 32/21)
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This page was last updated on Monday 13th May 2013
St Mary the Virgin : Church Hill Road, East Barnet, Greater London, EN4 8XD

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