The Church

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.

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Services in December

The following are taking place in addition to the usual services in December:

Sunday 2nd December
6.00pm Advent Carols

Saturday 8th December
11.30am Immaculate Conception

Monday 24th December
10.30pm Carols by candlelight
11.00pm Midnight Mass

Tuesday 25th December
11.00am High Mass

More details can be found in the Newsletter and the December music list.

Masses and Offices

The usual times of services during the week are below, but please check the Church schedule in the latest newsletter before making a special journey.

Monday to Friday
6.00pm Evening Prayer
6.30pm Low Mass

11.30am Low Mass

9.00am Low Mass
11.00am High Mass (sung)
6.00pm Solemn Evensong and Benediction
7.00pm Low Mass

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