Church of England Parish Church

Near Kennington Tube

Sunday 10 am Sung Mass (main service)

Tuesday 7pm Said Mass (30 mins)

Thursday 12:15pm Lunchtime Mass (25 mins) and Soup

Mon-Friday 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

2023 is an exciting time to visit or join our church. Under the leadership of our new Rector (parish priest), we are seeking to grow in spirituality, faith and numbers. We want to build up our social, pastoral and educational work, whilst increasing opportunities for prayer, meditation and the community use of our building. We would love others to come and be part of it, whether you are already a Christian or someone who’s not sure and wanting to explore. We aim to accept all people regardless of ethnicity, background, sexuality, gender identity or personal circumstance. GRACE NOT CONDEMNATION. (More info about our church and service times is below the current notices)


CREDO – a course for those wanting to explorethe core mysteries of Christian belief and spirituality – Wednesdays 7pm with dinner (register by contacting newingtonrectory@stmarynewington

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.


for daily reflections on the theme of failure and finding God in the mess of human life, follow the link below:

Holy Week and Easter Services   
(click the link and scroll past the Regular Services to see times and dates of special Easter Services)

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


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

The congregation with previous priest on the anniversary of his ordination

We love that our congregation represents the diversity of the area of Kennington, Newington and Elephant and Castle, in terms of age, gender, race, background, personal circumstances, political leanings and sexuality.

We are growing in depth and numbers as we draw more people to gather as a community in this diverse but sometimes segregated neighbourhood. Anyone is welcome to join us for worship or any of our other activities.

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.

Midweek Services

There is a shorter SAID MASS on Tuesday evenings at 7pm, which is often followed by drinks and the chance to socialise. At 6pm there is an hour of silent meditation with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, it begins and ends with prayer, but people can drop in and out as they are able.

Lent lunchtime Mass and SoupThursday 12:15pm said Mass (20 mins) followed by free soup and bread lunch.

Morning and Evening Prayer (9am / 17:30pm) are offered daily on weekdays in the clergy house chapel and anyone is welcome to join – please contact Father Stuart for details

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.

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