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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Easter at St Mary's

Sunday 14th April - Palm Sunday
11.00am High Mass (Victoria, Lassus, Stainer)

Thursday 18th April - Maundy Thursday
7.00pm High Mass (Duruflé)

Friday 19th April - Good Friday
12 noon Preaching the Passion
2.00pm Liturgy of the Passion (Victoria)

Saturday 20th April - Holy Saturday
8.30pm Easter Vigil (Vierne, Richauffort)

Sunday 21st April - Easter Day
11.00am High Mass (Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Mascagni)
4.00pm Evensong & Benediction (Brewer, Stanford, Aichinger)

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

Saturday
11.30am Low Mass

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

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