Church of England Parish Church

Near Kennington Tube

Regular Weekly Services and Activities

Please see the homepage calendar to check that there is no irregularity in this schedule when you will be joining us.

Sunday 10 am Sung Mass (main service with music, incense and children’s activities 60-70 minutes)

Tuesday 6pm Silent prayer and meditation with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Drop in and out as you can 7pm Said Mass (30 mins) Wednesday

7pm Adult discussion and Bible study group with food

Explorers youth group after Mass on Sunday with snacks

Mon-Thurs 9am Morning Prayer (20 mins in Rectory Chapel – contact Rector for directions)

Mon-Thurs 5:30pm Evening Prayer (20 mins in Rectory Chapel)

Induction of Fr Stuart Labran as Rector January 2023

AFTER 820 YEARS, ST MARY’S IS STILL GOING STRONG! We love that our congregation represents the diversity of Kennington, Newington and Elephant and Castle, in terms of age, race, social background, personal circumstances, political leanings, gender identity and sexuality. We welcome everyone as people made in God’s image and loved by him. Grace Not Condemnation is our message.

We are growing in spirituality, depth, and numbers as we draw more people to gather as a community in this diverse but sometimes segregated neighbourhood. We want to build up our social, pastoral, and educational work, whilst increasing opportunities for prayer, meditation, and community use of our building. We would love others to come and be part of our church. Whether you call yourself a Christian, are someone who’s uncertain and wanting to explore, or just seeking a space of beauty and peace, anyone is welcome to join us for worship or any of our other activities. We are part of the Church of England and Anglican Communion and worship in the catholic style.  Website:

Contact the Rector (parish priest) :  


CREDO – a course for those wanting to explore the core mysteries of Christian belief and spirituality – Wednesday 7pm Contact Rector for details.

TEENAGERS Confirmation group / youth group – meeting on Sundays after 10am Mass at 11:30 for food and then session from 11:45-12:45. contact Fr Stuart if interested.

Pentecost – a special service with Baptism and Confirmation at the 10am Mass


Close to Kennington tube, London, St Mary Newington, is part of the Church of England (Anglican Communion).

The congregation gathered with our previous Rector

Our central aim and purpose is to worship God in Jesus Christ and to draw others into the wonder and mystery of the faith. We do this in the catholic tradition of the Church of England (also referred to as High Church). This means that our services are largely traditional, carefully executed, and filled with beautiful ceremony which help us to celebrate God’s presence in word and sacrament and recognise the mystery and wonder at the heart of Christian faith.

However, we try to avoid being stuffy and seek to build a church that is friendly, vibrant and fun. Whether you are a committed Christian, a lapsed one, a curious seeker unsure of what you believe or you just want a screen free hour of peace and reflection on a Sunday, you will be welcomed here without judgement or reservation.

If you are unable to join in person, we are streaming our main services on the Zoom platform:

Sunday Morning Mass – 10am

Register in advance for the Zoom service:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link for joining the service.  You will only need to register ONCE and then use the same details for future Sunday morning masses.

Tuesday evening Mass – 7pm

Register in advance for this service:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link for joining the service.  You will only need to register ONCE and then use the same details for future Tuesday evening masses.  

Visiting the church: we are very close to Kennington Underground Station and bus numbers 133, 155, 333 and 415 stop very nearby.

St Mary’s from above. © Attyla Studio. All rights reserved.
St Mary’s parish from above. © Attyla Studio. All rights reserved.