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. Today, St Mary's is not only Harrow's most recognisable landmark; we also remain a lively presence in what has become the most religiously diverse borough in the UK. With this in mind, our Peace Chapel is open daily, as a special space for people of any faith or none to use for prayer and meditation.
This year marks 925 years since this building was consecrated by St Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury. Find out more about our celebrations and other events at St Mary's here.
St Mary's day by day
events for the week ahead...
Sat 2 Nov:
10 am - noon
St Mary's gardening group meets for its monthly session. Fancy some gentle exercise with satisfying results and good company? Come and find us in the churchyard!
Peter Hinkley Trust Concert
Sun 3 Nov:
Holy Communion (traditional service from the Book of Common Prayer)
Sung Parish Eucharist
St Mary's Sunday lunch club meets for its monthly get-together at the Old Etonian restaurant following our 10.30 service.
Evensong (said service except for the 3rd Sun of the month when we celebrate Choral Evensong)
Mon 4 Nov:
Paiwand session for young refugees
Tower bellringing practice
Tue 5 Nov:
9 am - 2 pm
Parish Office open
Handbell ringing practice
Wed 6 Nov:
Said Holy Communion
Traditional service (Book of Common Prayer)
7.30 - 8.30 pm
Pilates (weekly classes, in the Church Room)
Thu 7 Nov:
9 am - 2 pm
Parish Office open
Curious about choral singing? Have a chat with our music director, Tim Smith!
Fri 8 Nov:
10 - 11.30 am
Our friendly "Tots on the Hill" parent and toddler group meets in the Church Room.
Check our calendar of events here for information about lots of lovely happenings, including special services, concerts and all sorts of social gatherings.
10 Nov, 10.30 am
Service with Last Post, two minutes' silence and Reveille.
10 Nov, 3 - 4 pm
Savitri: a parable of dawn
An adaptation with sound and music of the epic of Savitri, book vi, canto 11, in the Peace Chapel of St Mary's Church.
16 Nov, 10 am - 4 pm
Our popular monthly pop-up cafe opens, with a menu including soup, toasties, cakes, scones and more: all homemade. Full info on the cafe's own website.
30 Nov, 11 am - 3 pm
St Mary's Christmas Fair
Gifts, jewellery, crafts, foodie goodies & more!
If you'd like to give us a hand, Nicky would love to hear from you: call her on 07999 755138 or email email@example.com.
22 Dec, 6 pm
Carol Service by candlelight: traditional service of 9 lessons & carols.
Thoughts from Father James
What makes us who we are?
What makes us who we are as Christians?
What makes us distinctive here - in this place - in the most religiously diverse borough in the country?
We are a people of prayer. We are a people of compassion. We are a people of justice, seeking to break down barriers wherever they are found.
We want to live up to the words on our doors, here at St Mary's Harrow on the Hill:
"A place of peace and prayer for all people".
Thereby - pray God - we will be doing the
will of God.