Open Church / Warm Welcome

Occuring
Every Tuesday and Thursday at for 2 hours
Venue
St Mary, Hendon
Address
Church End Hendon London, NW4 4JT, United Kingdom

In addition to our regular services and events St Mary's Church is usually open to the Public every Tuesday and Thursday Lunch Time.
(Check our weekly pewsheet for exceptions.)
There has been a church on this site in Hendon since at least the 10th century and you are welcome to visit to view the building , or just come in for a few moments of quiet reflection.

Kids' Cafe

Occuring
Every Tuesday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
St Mary, Hendon
Address
Church End Hendon London, NW4 4JT, United Kingdom

After-school activites, games and refreshments for primary school-aged children.

Term-time only

Choir Practice

Occuring
Every Tuesday at
Venue
St Mary, Hendon
Address
Church End Hendon London, NW4 4JT, United Kingdom

Junior Choir Practice

Occuring
Every Wednesday at for 45 mins
Venue
St Mary, Hendon
Address
Church End Hendon London, NW4 4JT, United Kingdom

Our Junior Choir is now rehearsing on a Wednesday evening - rehearsing music for Sunday services and special events. Singers from Year 3 up are welcome.

Bellringing

Occuring
Every Wednesday at
Venue
St Mary, Hendon
Address
Church End Hendon London, NW4 4JT, United Kingdom

Lent Study Group

Occuring
Every Saturday at for 1 hour
Venue
St Mary, Hendon
Address
Church End Hendon London, NW4 4JT, United Kingdom

Do join us for our Lent Study Group: there will be two groups, one at Christ Church on Thursday evenings at 19.30, led by Andrew and Martina, and another one at St Mary's on Saturday mornings at 10.30, led by Julie.

We will be reading the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book "Tarry Awhile" by Selina Stone.

Even though we are now in the second week of Lent it is not too late to join. You can get your own copy from the Church House (online) bookshop or usual sellers, such as Waterstones and Amazon.

If you have any questions regarding the course or book order please email [email protected].

All are welcome!

Open Church

Occuring
Monthly. Every First Saturday at for 4 hours
Start date
Please note that this event will not start until
Venue
St Mary, Hendon
Address
Church End Hendon London, NW4 4JT, United Kingdom

Come and enjoy a day full of lexical* delights: Our Open Church Theme in March will be "Wordplay" - a celebration of the written and spoken word.

There will be various activities around literature and drama as well as our usual games and puzzles:

Writing workshop - 12.30pm
Beginners’ acting workshop - 2pm
Performances by local drama group Theatre in the Square
Poetry reading: bring your favourite poem to share - 3pm

“Don’t judge a book by its cover” book lucky dip and word games.

There will be a hot lunch, cake and hot drinks.
All are welcome!

* Lexical /ˈlɛksɪkl/: Relating to the words or vocabulary of a language.

Parish Prayer Walks

Occuring
Monthly. Every First Saturday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
Venue
St Mary, Hendon
Address
Church End Hendon London, NW4 4JT, United Kingdom

Following six successful prayer walks in Lent, we are joining together to enjoy the open air, learn more about the area, enjoy the wildlife (and sometimes a hot drink to finish). We also stop occasionally to pray for the people and places of Hendon.

PARISH EUCHARIST

Occuring
Every Sunday at for 1 hour
Venue
St Mary, Hendon
Address
Church End Hendon London, NW4 4JT, United Kingdom

As we emerge from lockdown, we are meeting again for worship in person:
St. Mary's: 9.30am Sung Eucharist, 18.30pm Choral Evensong.
Christ Church: 11.30am Eucharist with singing.

Every Sunday.

Zoom Worship

Occuring
Every Sunday at for 45 mins
Venue
St Mary, Hendon
Address
Church End Hendon London, NW4 4JT, United Kingdom

A service of the word with music and visuals.
Join our extended community to praise God.

Choral Evensong

Occuring
Every Sunday at
Venue
St Mary, Hendon
Address
Church End Hendon London, NW4 4JT, United Kingdom

A service of Choral Evensong. The choir sings the canticles and an anthem, and a sermon is preached.

Every Sunday.

Lent Walks

Occuring
Thursday 22 February 2024, Thursday 07 March 2024, Thursday 21 March 2024 at for 1 hour
Venue
Address

Come and join us for our first Lent Walk tomorrow, Thursday 22nd February at 11am. Meeting Point is St Mary's Church Hendon. Each walk will last between 45-60mins. There will be the opportunity to have community coffee at the Greyhound Pub afterwards. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Next dates are: Thursday 7th March 11am, meeting at Christ Church, and Thursday 22nd March 11am, meeting at St Mary's.

All are welcome!

Coronation

Occuring
Saturday 06 May 2023 at for 4 hours
Venue
St Mary, Hendon
Address
Church End Hendon London, NW4 4JT, United Kingdom

Events at St Mary's on Saturday, 6th May to mark the Coronation
10.00 Bell-ringing
11.00 Live-stream
12.30 Lunch

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Holy Week & Easter

Occuring
Sunday 09 April 2023 at for 1 hour
Venue
St Mary, Hendon
Address
Church End Hendon London, NW4 4JT, United Kingdom

The schedule of services in the parish for Holy Week and Easter - including stations of the cross, compline and the liturgies for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Day.

During our services at St Mary's, sublime music by two of Britain's great Renaissance composers - Wililam Byrd and Thomas Weelkes - marking the 400th anniversary of their deaths.

At Evensong on Palm Sunday, you will hear Weelkes Evening Service and "Hosanna to the Son of David" and on Easter Day at Evensong, Byrd's "Alleluia, the Strife is O'er" and the Magnifcat and Nunc Dimittis from his Great Service.

On Good Friday at Christ Church, our youth group will be leading an interactive "Stations of the Cross" using images they have made in response to the Holy Week narrative.

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Services each day during Holy Week through to Easter Day