Pastoral

We are a church that cares about the whole person; spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially.
We want to support you in your journey towards growth, healing and freedom.
London is a fantastic city, but it can be isolating. Experience has taught us that the ups and downs of life are greatly helped by being part of a meaningful community where we are loved, supported and known.
For this reason, we see small groups as the foundation of the pastoral life at St Mary’s. Once you’ve done the Life Course, please consider joining a Small Group.
 
We want to do our bit to help remove the stigma of loneliness, financial pressure and issues of mental health. While we won’t always get it right, we hope that what you find on this page will go some way to helping you feel cared for and supported when going through the struggles many of us face. 

Small Groups

Small Groups are made up of 8-15 people who meet regularly in homes around the city. These are one of the best ways to build meaningful connections with others in the church. Find a Small Group near to your home or workplace.

Pastoral Prayer

The staff team pray for a number of people in the church each week and anyone else who needs prayer. You can sign up to our pastoral database below if you would like us to pray for you.  You can also et us know if you would like specific prayer through our email. 

Counselling

Sometimes issues arise that require high quality, in-depth and confidential therapeutic services. We can recommend professionally qualified Christian counsellors to help with a broad range of issues and help you move forward where you feel stuck. For more info click here.

Listening Service

A one-off, hour-long session to talk through a particular issue or circumstance and receive prayer in a safe space. The Listening Service team are all mature Christians and experienced members of the Ministry Team.  Arrange a session here.

Fellowship Fund

This fund is for people in our church who, often in an emergency, find themselves in financial difficulty. Two trustees anonymously review applications. You can apply to the Fellowship Fund by emailing Sally here.

The Freedom Course

A 3-week course for people wanting to remove the obstacles in their lives, from destructive patterns of behaviour or limiting beliefs, and develop a sense of worth based on how God views them and experience greater freedom. More info to come soon.

Helplines

National Domestic Violence Helpline

For female victims of domestic abuse.
0808 2000 247
(24/7, Free)



Men's Advice Line

For male victims of domestic abuse.
0808 8010 327
(Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm, Free)
Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline

Listening service for LGBT+ people
0300 330 0630
(Monday to Sunday, 10am - 10pm)

Victim Support

Support for those affected by crime
0808 168 9111
(24/7, Free)

Mind 

For better mental health
0300 123 3393
(Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm)
NSPCC

Helping adults protect children
0808 800 5000
(24/7)
Samaritans 

For anyone in emotional distress, or at risk of suicide
116 123
(24/7, Free)