The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close
We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.
Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, this and all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed.
Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done in this building.
Our website contains details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life.
A member of the clergy can be contacted in an emergency by telephoning 07941 552407 or 07815 180273.
or emailing using the Get in touch page of this website.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips.
St Mary’s (Battersea Parish Church) is a warm, open and inclusive congregation, worshipping in a stunning Georgian building on the banks of the River Thames. Christians have been worshipping on this site for over 1200 years.
Our Vision: Growing Together with God
St Mary’s seeks to be a Parish Church for all. We don’t have a strong church tradition (we are neither ’high’ nor ’low’) and over the years have adapted into our life some of the best aspects of the broad expression of Christian faith in the Church of England. Our worship is broadly traditional, but not stuffy; our welcome is warm and honed by the many visitors who worship with us; our style is human, because we believe God meets us in Jesus Christ as we are.
Our Mission Statement, which expresses some of our ethos and values, tries to sum this up. We are:
A community of Christ’s disciples, faithful and enquiring;
A community of love, hospitable and nurturing;
A community of difference, inclusive and transforming.