Although Sir John Betjeman described it as "stately", and Martin Travers in his drawing makes it look like a medieval gem, St Mary's is, in reality, typical of hundreds of low-price red-brick gothic churches that were put up in the 1870s and '80s in London and all over the country.
The church was designed by RJ Withers, a little known architect practising predominantly in the West Country. Withers had previously undertaken alterations to churches in London, and was working at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, when the decision to build St Mary's was taken.
Our regular income is obviously taking something of a hit at this time, with the loss of Sunday collections, so if you are someone who usually gives via the collection plate, and are not in financially difficult circumstances at present, we wonder if you might consider making a one-off or regular donation? Click the button to donate with a credit or debit card via Give A Little.
We are currently live streaming Sunday High Mass and other key services. Live streams are available on our Facebook Live page (you do not need to be a member of Facebook to view these). Broadcasts prior to 2 November may also be accessed here on our website.
This year our Lent activities take place in conjunction with Holy Trinity, Sloane Street, and include weekly podcasts and discussion groups, and a Lent Book Group.