Worship

To worship is to praise God for who he is, the creator, redeemer and sustainer of all life, and to recall with thankfulness all that he has done in our lives. The Church exists to offer this worship to God, and we hope that St Mary-at-Finchley is a place where people can do this with joyful hearts, worshipping in spirit and in truth. See the church service calendar.

At the heart of our catholic tradition of worship is the celebration of Christ’s presence with us in the Eucharist (also called Holy Communion or Mass). All our Sunday morning services are Eucharistic, but we also offer a range of different style services throughout the week. All people of all ages are welcome to worship with us, and the Sunday morning Parish Eucharist at 10am has a full range of children’s groups.

St Augustine said “the person who sings prays twice”. Music is a great aid to worship and we rejoice in our strong choral tradition here at St Mary’s. The choir sing an anthem during the distribution of Communion each week at the Parish Eucharist, sometimes joined by the Youth Choir, while the congregational hymns are a balanced mixture of traditional and more modern compositions.