Who's who

At St Mary’s we believe that every member is involved in the ministry of the church in Summerstown. When you come to visit us please ask anyone what is happening and we would be happy to help you know what's going on. 

If you'd like to get in touch with someone to find out more or would like to have a face to look out for on Sunday, here are some options:
 
James   Chris Brown
James Fletcher, Vicar   Chris Brown, Student & Young Adults Worker
James and his wife, Caroline, moved to St Mary's in 2018. James and Caroline have two children who do an amusing impression of James leading a service!

James became a Christian when he was 17, through a school friend introducing him to Jesus. Before St Mary's James worked at churches in Dagenham, Tooting and Oxford. When not vicar-ing he enjoys sport, of all kinds, novels and walking their dog, Flora.
  Chris and his wife Sylvia moved to St Mary’s in May 2021. He began following Jesus whilst studying music in London, and has loved opening up God’s word with people ever since.

Before St Mary’s, Chris spent 2 years working with students at a church in Bristol, which is where he grew up as an avid Bristol City supporter. As well as football he enjoys reading and eating curry.
     
Becky   Rhys
Becky Lewis-Crosby, Church Administrator   Rhys Nicholls, Pastoral Assistant
I'm Becky and I work for St Mary’s part-time as the administrator. I am very happy to answer any questions about the life of St Mary’s. I'm in the church office most mornings so will often answer the phone if you call then or my email address is becky@summerstown.org.uk

I've have been coming to St Mary’s since 2013 and love the church family here. I feel hugely privileged to be able to work in this role and contribute to the life of St Mary’s.  When I’m not doing admin I am a mum on the school and nursery run, and looking after our dog Womble. 
  Rhys is married to Georgia and they moved to London in summer 2020. Rhys became a Christian at university after Georgia invited him to church.

In his spare time Rhys enjoys walks in nature, reading, and trying out a new sport.
     
Boots   phil B 2
Eustace Jeffrey, Church Warden   Phil Barker, Church Warden
Jeff is one of our church wardens and with his wife Lily is involved in all sorts of areas at St Mary's.    Phil is married to Bridget, they have three children and four grandchildren. They are both involved in various areas of the Church. Outside of Church, Phil helps out with various charities including a food bank, and various animal charities Phil has a particularly passion for dogs, mainly German Shepherds. 
     
Lily 2   Caroline
Lily Jeffrey, Safeguarding Officer   Caroline Fletcher, Safeguarding Officer
Lily is one of our safeguarding officers and a Sunday Club leader.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, doing crosswords and playing scrabble.   Caroline is one of our safeguarding officers and a Sunday Club leader. She is married to James and they have two children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, baking and walks on Wimbledon Common.
 

If you need to contact the Church please visit the Contact Us page.

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Planning your Visit

New to Church?


Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about St Mary’s Church, Summerstown.
 

Key information about the church...

Where & when does the church meet?

Our Church meets every Sunday at 10:30am for our Sunday services. On the first and third Sundays of the month is a traditional holy communion service, the second and fourth Sunday is an informal morning service.  Each service lasts between an hour and an hour and a quarter.

We meet at:

46 Wimbledon Road
London SW17 0UQ

You can see a map on our contact us page and more details on our Sunday Services page.

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a warm welcome particularly from our welcome team who will be able to answer your questions, will give you an order of service and direct you to where you need to go. Our services include time for singing, prayers led from the front, and a Bible reading and a talk explaining the Bible passage.  

The person leading the service will tell you what you need and you are welcome to join in or listen in to whatever you feel comfortable with.

After the service tea, coffee and biscuits are served - a chance for some of us to say hello to you!

What happens to the kids at church?

We have groups for the children during the service.

Play space (young children and babies) - we have a space in church for play for young children with their parents during the service, you're welcome to use this with your children
Crèche (up to 3 years) - a sound-proof space in the church hall for parents to take their younger children during the service if they’d like to, you can listen to the service there
Sunday Club (2-5 and 5-11 year olds) - games, crafts and Bible teaching for the children during the service

Children stay with the adults at the start of the service for the first songs and a children’s spot. The leader will announce when it's time for the children to go to their groups.  If your child is new to church, feel free to accompany them to their group, get them settled in and, if they're happy, to leave them there.

See more information about Sunday Club here.

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.

Will I have to join in?

Not at all! You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.

What else happens during the week?

We've got a number of other events during the week.  See our Church Life pages for what's coming up.

In particular:
  • Midweek Bible studies
  • Prayer meeting
  • Toddler group (Fridays)
  • Friday Club
  • Joint monthly evening service with Summerstown Mission Evangelical Church    
 

I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them?

Please feel free to contact us - we are very happy to answer any question you may have.

To see who's who in our staff and leadership, or if you just want to have a face to look out for, check out our Who's Who page.