At Hornsey Parish Church, we consider St Mary’s School to be at the heart of our church community.
Our team comprises of Father Bruce the Parish Priest, Mother Mitzi our Curate, Naomi our Lay Schools’ Worker, Nina our Christian Youth Worker and Phil our Pastoral Assistant. We are all frequently present on the two school sites and are involved in many aspects of school life. For example: supporting the School Council, running church Lunch Clubs and friendship groups, leading the Big Six for Year 6, preparing our children for Holy Communion through Eucharist tuition at school and church, providing other teaching and learning support at school or at church, giving pastoral support to the staff, children and parents and attending staff and governor’s meetings.
We lead collective worship every week as part of an ecumenical team with the Reverend Gavin Childress, a local Baptist Minister, and several members of Hornsey Parish who are governors of the school.
We celebrate, as a community with the school, the main Christian festivals, either at school or in Church and the children also visit the Parish Church in Cranley Gardens regularly, as well as St Mary’s Tower on Hornsey High Street.
We support, with the school, many charities such as Christian Aid, Hornsey Foodbanks and Night Shelters and The Children’s Society.