Junior Confirmation classes

The Parish are running two confirmation classes this year; one for young people who will be in Years 7 & 8 from September 2017; these classes will be on a Sunday afternoon from 4 – 5.15pm during Oct & Nov. The second class will be for those children who will be in Year 6 from September and will run on a Friday afternoon straight after school from 3.15pm – 4.30pm. Those children at the Church School will be collected from school and brought over to Christ Church.

Full details are included in the attached letters. If you have any further questions please contact the Parish office on wansteadparishadmin@uwclub.net or 020 8530 8743.

Junior confirmation registration letter 2017

Year 6 confirmation registration letter 2017

Summer in the Parish

The last couple of months have seen a whirlwind of social activity al fresco in our parish – luckily we were blessed with good weather.

On 2nd July the gardens of St. Mary’s hosted our Picnic Sunday All Age Eucharist. After the service, parishioners enjoyed their picnics whilst the children discovered the delights of the churchyard – climbing trees and reading the tombstones proved most popular.

Back in June, the Friends of St. Mary’s with Christ Church held their  summer BBQ, raising £2,400 in the process. With jazz music from Wanstead High, BBQ, Pimms, bouncy castle and much more, it was a huge success.

Photo: Julia Saul-Watts

May saw the return of the Friends’ Dog Show, another hugely popular event which attracted a large crowd, both human and canine.

Frank the French Bulldog



Evie Scranage with her parents Natalie and Andrew, and sister Pippa

We welcome to our Church family those who have recently been baptised in the parish: Greg Sage, Jacob Koopman, Annabel Sawyer, Samuel Harrison, Callum and Jessica Boddy, Florence Fawcett, Alice Cowley and Evie Scranage. Evie is the 4th member of the 4th generation of our own Jan Andrews’ family to be baptised in the church, which is quite a record!

Please pray for the happiness and wellbeing of them all.

First Communion

Congratulations are due to the seventeen Year Three children from the parish, who took part in our First Communion services on Sunday 18th June at both Christ Church and St. Mary’s. (more…)