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 22 November - is the Feast of Christ the King, the final Sunday of the current Church Year, also called "Stir Up Sunday" reflecting the Collect from the Book of Common Prayer and a timely reminder that thsi is the day to begin preparing the Christmas Pudding!!. Under the new restrictions, St Mary's is closed for public worship but you will find the order of service including links to hymns - A celebration of the Eucharist according the Book of Common Prayer - here
A recording of the service can be found - here
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 November Edition of THE SPIRE is here
A Heritage Trail produced by Judith Shepherd under the "umbrella" of both St Mary's and the Harrow Hill 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 the new Car Parking Zone which affects Church Hill comes into operation from 1 December..
November is a month of remembrance, the month of All Souls Day, Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, but it begins with the great Feast of All Saints which reminds us that we are one with the Communion of Saints - the Church on earth (the Church Militant) in union with the Church in Heaven (the Church Triumphant). It is in this that we find our hope - very different from false optimism - in the face of death. It is a useful reminder that Resurrection with all its miraculaous possibility is only arrived at via the Way of the Cross - death is real and painful but to die is to leave behind false and reduced understandings of truth so that the full reality, deeper truth can be embraced: Jesus reminds us that he is the Way, the Truth and the Life; the Light that shines in the darkness, which has not and cannot overcome it.