We are very pleased to announce a successful bid for a grant from the Culture Recovery Fund. This is intended to support our plans as we re-open St Mary’s church for worship and as well as for music and art events and for educational activities.
Our plans are for a series of ‘Welcome Back’ events and celebrations, as well as our usual worship and services, especially in this Easter season.
There will be a series of spring and summer concerts, in our wonderful Georgian listed building and in our Therapeutic Garden, which will also host monthly Community Garden days for families and friends locally.
We plan to engage our congregation and our wider community to visit and enjoy all that St Mary’s has to offer, in prayer and quiet as well as in celebration and the arts.
Our grant of £12,500 follows a similar grant in 2020 from the Heritage Emergency Fund, to maintain our listed building and support our activities and outreach to the people of Lewisham, especially the poorest and most vulnerable who use our church for help and support.
We look forward to welcoming you all back to St Mary’s to join our celebrations and to give thanks for God’s love for us through this challenging past year.
Fr Steve Hall
Vicar of St Mary the Virgin, Lewisham
this continues to be a difficult and dangerous time and we must do all we can to keep ourselves, our congregation and our community safe.
We have made the difficult decision that it is now wisest and safest to return to online-only services at St Mary’s for the coming weeks.
All services will continue; Wednesday 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday 9.30am and Sunday 10.00 mass, but online only, while the church remains closed.
Every blessing, Fr Steve, Churchwardens and St Mary’s Church Council