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.

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Fr Lee Taylor

Little Ilford Rectory 124 Church Road Manor Park

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Morning Prayer

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday at 8:30 a.m. for 30m
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Church Road
Manor Park
E12 6HA

A space to start the day with ancient words and rhythms of prayer. A chance to pray, hear Scripture and inhabit some silence as we prepare for the day ahead.

We can currently accommodate 12 people in the church and face masks are mandatory, unless you are exempt. Please adhere to hygiene and social distance guidance if you attend, and please do not attend if you feel unwell. We are also gathering data for the NHS Track and Trace system

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