St Mary’s has been at the heart of the parish of East Barnet for nearly a thousand years: bearing a constant witness to the love of God here.
We seek to serve our local area still, and it is a privilege to offer special services and support to all local residents.
Our ministers respond to the needs of any individual or family with compassion and understanding. If you are seeking help to celebrate a significant life event or mark a moment of transition or pain, or are in search of spiritual care of any kind, please contact the parish office.
Our community is diverse and inclusive, and we value all people as made in the image of God. We are a member of Inclusive Church. We are in an ecumenical partnership with Barnet Brookside Methodist Church, and have excellent relationships with other neighbouring faith communities.
Our mission is educational, and we develop the depth of our faith in dialogue with the modern world. We regularly hold courses to help children, young people and adults explore their faith. Families and children play an important part in our community life both in church and in our local schools, and we have a very close relationship with St Mary’s Church of England Primary School. Through a programme of learning we explore important issues in theology, society and the arts.
Our care is incarnational, and we are committed to sharing the charitable fruits of our faith with everyone who lives in the local area. We have close connections with Chipping Barnet Foodbank and Homeless Action in Barnet. We help to run the Barnet churches together winter night shelter, and are associated with local almshouse charities. We also engage in annual fundraising for the work of the Children’s Society and Christian Aid.