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Welcome to St Mary’s Church

We're glad you're here! This page will give you some helpful information about our Sunday services. It will give you an idea of what to expect when you visit and some practical information.
St Mary’s is a Church of England charismatic evangelical church. Our vision is to see every person and every place saturated with God. We long to see revival and to see the transformation of our community, as people encounter God and discover the adventure of His kingdom. 


When and Where

We meet at 8:45am and 10:30am on Sundays as well as 12noon on Wednesdays at St Mary’s Church, 201 High Road, Loughton, IG10 1BB

Our car park is open for use to those using the St Marys grounds.   Public car parks and road-side parking is available in the nearby streets. Loughton Tube Station is only a 7 minute walk away. Just walk up Station Road and turn right when you get to the High Road.  See Contact Us for more details on parking. 

What to expect

When you arrive you will be greeted by a member of our Welcome team and they will help you find your seats. They will also be able to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about your visit.

The service usually starts with a time of singing led by a worship band. We start with all the children and young people in the service, then after 15 minutes, they go into groups that are age-appropriate for them, led by DBS checked children’s and youth leaders. You can return to the service where someone will preach from the Bible. Then at the end of the talk there is usually an opportunity to be prayed for. Tea and coffee is served after the meeting at 12 noon.  

NB: There is no dress code at St Mary’s. Come as you are. We are informal. 


Children & Young People

If you have children with you, they are very welcome among us. We have age-related groups and activities for children of all ages.  Our ministry with children and young people is called ignite.

Groups that meet when they go out from the first part of the service 

  • Kindling Crèche (0-3 years) more details · 
  • Sparklers (Age 3-Reception)
  • Blaze (Years 1-3) more details · 
  • Inferno (Years 4-5) more details
  • Young People's groups
  • Fuel (Years 6-7) more details
  • iBurn (Years 8-10) more details


 Tea and Coffee

Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the 8.45am service, at around 10am following the 10.30am service at around 12 noon. 

Refreshments are free of charge.

Welcome Desk

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the church, please make your way to the Welcome Desk where members of the Welcome team will be happy to help you.

Newcomers Lunches

For people who are new to St Mary’s, we hold a lunch. These are called Newcomers Lunches. To find out more, and to receive an invitation, visit the Welcome Desk table after the service. This is a great way of getting to know more people in the church community.

Life Groups

Life Groups are where people from the church meet together during the week often in each other's homes. We encourage new people to get connected in one of the many Life Groups that meet
around Loughton and beyond. 

To find out more about joining a Life Group please speak to  someone at the Welcome Desk, check out the Life Group Noticeboard,or contact the church office using the details below.

Contact information

Telephone: 0208 508 3643