Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford Little Ilford

St Mary the Virgin, Little Ilford (Manor Park)

St Mary the Virgin has been a place of prayer for over 900 years.  Through wars, plague, pestilence and huge social change it has stood as a witness to God's love in this community.  From here another three churches were planted and a religious community was formed.  St Mary's is still here as a place of tranquility and prayer, of praise and worship and most importantly as a place of encounter with God through Jesus Christ.

The parish of Little Ilford is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Chelmsford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

You're invited

You are very welcome at our Advent and Christmas services and events – bring your family and friends or come along on your own. Whether it will be your first time at church or you have been before, we look forward to welcoming you!

Get in touch

Fr Lee Taylor

Little Ilford Rectory
124 Church Road
Manor Park

E12 6HA

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Evening Prayer

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at for 30 mins
St Mary the Virgin, Little Ilford (Manor Park)
Church Road Manor Park London E12 6HA, E12 6HA, GB

Some much needed space at the end of the day to reflect and pray, hear Scripture and enjoy some silence.

St Mary the Virgin will be open over this weekend and week for private prayer, lighting candles, reflection and signing of the book of condolence.