Healing for all
At a time when we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS, the two stories of healing in chapter 5 of Mark’s gospel are particularly apt.
In their encounters with Jesus, Jairus and the nameless woman in the crowd show us two parallel moments of intimate drama. Jairus was an important man; a leader in the synagogue. The woman – ritually unclean for 12 years because of her haemorrhaging – was a penniless outcast. Here we see Jesus laying down the foundation of healing available to all… a healing provided through touch.
St Mary's Church, Harrow on the Hill
St Mary's Church, Harrow on the Hill

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Our main 10.30 am service on Sunday
Our main 10.30 am service on Sunday

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Church Fields in summer
Church Fields in summer

St Mary's spire: drawing the eye heavenward

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St Mary's Church, Harrow on the Hill
St Mary's Church, Harrow on the Hill

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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.

This week at St Mary's
Sun 9 Sep    15th Sunday after Trinity
St Mary's Patronal Festival

8 am 

Holy Communion (traditional service)

9.30 - 9.50 am

First Steps family service for our youngest congregation members & their families

10.30 am

Sung Parish Eucharist

6 pm

Said Evening Service


Mon 10 Sep

5 pm

Paiwand session for young refugees
8 pm
Tower bell ringing practice
​Tue 11 Sep
9 am - 2 pm
Parish Office open
1.30 - 1.55 pm
Lunchtime Music from Harrow School: our regular season of free term-time concerts begins with organ & choral scholarship applicants.
7.15 pm
PCC (Parish Church Council) Holy Communion and meeting (7.45 pm)
Wed 12 Sep
Said Holy Communion (traditional service)
7.30 - 8.30 pm
Pilates (weekly classes, in Church Room)
​Thu 13 Sep
9 am - 2 pm
Parish office open
6.30 pm
Choir Practice
Fri 14 Sep
10 - 11.30 am
Tots on the Hill, our friendly parent & toddler group, meets in the Church Room: £1 per person. Email Naj for more info.
Sat 15 Sep

10 am - 4 pm

Spire Café, Church Open Day & Guided Walk

Delicious homemade food in our monthly café, plus fascinating guided tours of St Mary's church, tower and roof & a guided walk around the Hill at 1 pm. The church will be open all day as usual (free entry): guided tours (£5) at noon, 1.30 pm & 2.30 pm. Full details here
Sun 16 Sep    16th Sunday after Trinity
Battle of Britain Sunday

8 am (the Vicar)

Holy Communion (traditional service)

10.30 am (the Revd Alison Christian)

Sung Parish Eucharist

6 pm (the Vicar)

Choral Evensong

Welcome to the Church of St Mary, Harrow on the Hill:

a place of peace and prayer for all people for over 900 years.

Latest News
Sat 15 Sep: final Summer Open Day

Enjoy double the fun this summer at St Mary's on our open days: guided tours of church, tower & roof (noon, 1.30 pm and 2.30 pm) plus Spire Café serving delicious homemade soups, toasties, cakes & more (10 am - 4 pm). Menu & more here.

Sat 29 Sep:

Decorating St Mary's for Harvest

Join our friendly flower arranging team to help decorate St Mary's for Harvest. Please bring greenery & secateurs. We will have lots of dahlias, but other flowers are welcome!

Sun 30 Sep:

Harvest Festival

& harvest lunch

St Mary's will be celebrating Harvest Festival on Sunday 30 September. Join us at 10.30 am for our parish service, after which we will be serving a two-course Harvest Lunch in the Church Room (adults £7.50, children £5 including soft drinks, tea and coffee). Please email Nicky by 23 Sep to reserve your place .

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Thoughts from Father James