In the last few years, there are several new things (to us) that we believe God has called us to do. While many people travel from far and wide to be part of the St Mary’s community, we also want to ensure we are a force for good in our parish. We do this through our strong connection with our Parish School, St Mary’s Bryanston Square CE Primary School
, through our Love Marylebone
project which looks to meet many of the immediate needs of local people, and also through Connected Lives
a charity that uses the latest evidence-based research to help key relationships thrive. We are also on a journey towards becoming a church where everyone is welcome and able to serve and lead according to their gifts. This means being Multicultural
and reflecting the diversity of our city and welcoming the LGBTQ+ community
Looking back, we see the initial values remain at the core of St Mary’s to this day. We give people opportunities to hear the intellectually satisfying claims for the Christian faith through The Life Course
, we look forward to God creating opportunities to plant or revitalise existing churches, and we look to experience and follow the Spirit. This final value has led to new emphases for us as a church that have been exciting and life giving, and we are expectant to see what and who God leads us to in the future.