St Mary’s Church Lewisham- 1100 Years at the Centre of Lewisham

An Active, Open and Inclusive Church

As well as our regular programme of prayer and service, St. Mary’s has a wide programme of activities, organised in partnership with many different organisations. These include
The Therapeutic Garden: Lewisham’s Integrated Psychological Therapies Team (NHS) and St. Mary’s have collaborated to set up a dedicated Therapeutic Gardening project in the grounds of the Church. The project supports mental wellbeing, reducing the isolation often associated with mental illness. Over the last year loos of people have – volunteered to take part in the project. We were featured on BBC Gardeners’ World in July 2017.

Music and Concerts: St. Mary’s regularly hosts six school choirs, the NHS Choir, Horniman’s Museum Choir, Hither Green Community Choir, the Beckenham Concert Band, and many other performers and soloists. The Church also hosts regular lunchtime and evening concerts and hosts music workshops.
Our annual Arts & Music Festival: An opportunity for community organisations to display, .perform and share their skills and knowledge. St. Mary’s offers free space and publicity to help them engage new audiences.

Art, dance, history, film and drama: The Church hosts regular art exhibitions, illustrated history talks, hard hat tours, fam. nights in the crypt room, and visiting drama groups and dance troupes including Dacre Ladies Morris and many other groups.

Local schools: we have close links with our own St Mary’s School, Colfe’s School, Trinity School, and the Prendergast Federation of Schools.
We are always keen to promote the Church as a venue for communities to use. Please get in touch! 346 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LE 020 8690 2682

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