Welcome to the Church of St Mary, Harrow on the Hill:
a place of peace and prayer for all people for over 900 years.
Welcome, and thank you for visiting us.
St Mary's Church has been ministering to the community of Harrow for over 900 years and is still Harrow's most recognisable landmark. We remain a lively presence in what has become the most religiously diverse borough in the UK.
A message from our Vicar, the Rev'd James Power
This Sunday - Sunday 20 September - is the 15th Sunday after Trinity. The serive as usual takes place at 10.30 a.m.
St Mary's is open for private prayer daily from 11.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Do you need support or company - or do you know anyone else who does?
A visit (where possible); a telephone call; help with shopping etc?
Please do contact us: we are glad to help.
The Church Office is currently closed but we are checking phone and email messages daily.
Tel: 020 8423 4014 (answerphone: leave your contact details)
With all good wishes,
The October Edition of THE SPIRE is here
A Heritage Trail produced by Judith Shepherd under the "umbrella" of both St Mary's and the harrow Hiull Trust is available here.
Recordings of services are available on the Services page of this website.
Sermons and Reflections are available here
NEW PARKING SCHEME UPDATE:
Please be aware that work starts on 23 March to mark out parking bays and install meters on Church Hill. There will be no parking on Church Hill until these works are finished.
Thoughts from James
It used to be the case that the Paschal (Easter) Candle would be extinguished during the liturgy of Ascension Day. Modern practice sees the candle burning up until the Feast of Pentecost - Whitsun - to symbolise the fullness of the Resurrection mystery. The Liturgical Calendar follows the timings of St Luke who suggested that there were 40 days of resurrection appearances before Ascension Day and then the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples at Pentecost ten days later; St John, on the other hand, has Jesus breath the Holy Spirit upon the disciples on the evening of the first Easter Day. The reality is that resurrection is a "symphony" in which there are three movements - the glorified, physical resurrection of Jesus, his ascension and the coming of the Holy Spirit. We need all three together to contemplate, reflect upon the depth of the truth of being an "Easter people", baptised into the death of Christ to share in his resurrection.