St Mary's Church

Building a Mission Community

Welcome to St Mary's Old Harlow

Christmas 2019

May the Joy to the World - the birth of Jesus Christ - bring you peace, this Christmas time and in 2020.

Real lives, real stories, real God... we are St Mary's Old Harlow

A very warm welcome to St Mary's Old Harlow. If you're just browsing, have arrived here by accident, or you're looking for a church, we hope you find what you're looking for right here. We're a mixed group of all ages, who are seeking to grow in our relationship with Jesus, and to reach out with his love to all in Old Harlow and beyond.

Website updated: 7th December

Theme 2019:
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. - Ephesians 4: 2
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. - Ephesians 4: 3

St Mary's Church

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Listen or Listen again

Listen - or listen again - to the sermons by clicking here.

Breaking News 

Our New Vicar!

Ian and Jane, our Churchwardens are delighted to announce the appointment of Revd Sarah Swift as our new vicar. Sarah has been a PA in a London business, worked as a Parish Administrator in a parish, been a curate in a London Parish and her last position was as a Chaplain to the Christian Healing Mission in London, whilst Self Supporting Minister at her parish church in Harrow.
She will be licensed as vicar of St Mary’s, Old Harlow by Bishop Stephen at a service on Tuesday 14th January at 7.30 pm.

Our Christmas Page has been launched as well as an Advent Calendar with Bible readings.

Sunday Services in the next few weeks

8th December
8 am Holy Communion
10.30 am
Family worship

15th December
8 am Morning Worship
10.30 am Family Communion
6.30 pm Carol Service (Arrive early - limited parking)

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Parish Profile

The Parish Profile can be downloaded here. A printed copy is also available to view, at the back of the church.

Please read the News and Events section to find out all that's happening in St Mary's, Old Harlow.

Heart4Harlow (H4H)

H4H logo
St Mary's Church is part of the Heart4Harlow (H4H) group of churches in the town.

There's so much going on our Facebook site and Twitter feeds. Have you checked them out yet?

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St Mary's, Old Harlow.

St Mary's Church

The Parish Office is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9.30 am to 12 noon and is closed on Fridays.


St Mary’s Churchgate Street, Old Harlow,  is committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults. 

Our Parochial Church Council has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website.

Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Rebecca Woollams.

They can be contacted at church or by email.Please see our page on Safeguarding for further information.