At St Mary’s the sermons at all of our three Sunday services provide the most frequent opportunities to consider aspects of the Christian faith.

We are fortunate in currently hearing sermons from Associate Priest Revd. Judith Bersweden, the Revd Naomi Whittle, as well as the Vicar, Revd John Hayward. Each brings a different style and life experience to bear on their preaching, centred around, but not limited to, the lectionary readings for the particular Sunday.

A regular study group meets at St Mary’s (our Pilgrim Group, details below) and additional opportunities are offered at our neighbouring parish of St James, with which we have good links.

Further afield, but still very near, Roehampton University and St Paul’s Cathedral offer some excellent resources and lectures with world-class speakers.

Pilgrim Group

The Pilgrim Group offers an opportunity for informal prayer, study and fellowship. The next series of meetings will be held on the following Thursday evenings between 20:00 – 21:30 - 12 and 19 May, 2, 16 and 30 June and 14 July.  We usually meet in the small hall, but please check in advance as occasionally the venue changes.

This term we shall be reading together The Universal of Christ – how a forgotten reality can change everything we see, hope for and believe by Richard Rohr.  From the blurb: “Drawing on Scripture, history and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God’s constant, unfolding work in the world.” 

A very warm welcome is extended to all, especially new participants. For more details, contact Simon Hillson (; 07970 165 907). 


Short introductory leaflets on various aspects of Christian faith and practice can be downloaded from the Gospel Imprint website at

Other resources
Further afield           

Roehampton University - 5 miles away. 

St Paul’s Cathedral -10 miles away
Brochures advertising world class events and lectures at St Paul’s Cathedral are to be found amongst the information in the tower at St Mary’s. Follow this link for further details of lectures that attract speakers of national and international standing, fostering an informed Christian response to the most urgent ethical and spiritual issues of our times: equality, stewardship and the meaning of the common good.