Church of England Church in Kennington

Kennington Park Road (near Kennington tube)


May / June 2024 we are recruiting a musician to head up an exciting new choral project, commencing in September 2024. Follow the link for details:

Post of Director of Musical Engagement (for Autumn 2024)

Regular Weekly Services and Activities

Contact church: Contact Rector (parish priest):

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

Tuesday 6:30pm Time of stillness and mediation

Tuesday 7pm Said Mass (30 mins)

Wednesday 7pm Adult discussion and Bible study group with food (email to register)

Explorers youth group after Sunday Mass with snacks

Mon-Thurs 9am Morning Prayer (25 mins in Rectory Chapel – contact Rector for directions) Please see the homepage calendar to check that there is no irregularity in this schedule when you will be joining us.

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 tradition (known as High Church or Anglo-Catholic)

Away Day 2023


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

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, such as the use of incense, 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.