Welcome from our Priest-in-Charge (Mike Talbot)

Welcome to the website of St Mary the Virgin Anglican Church Harmondsworth. St Mary’s, which is one of the oldest church buildings in England, serves the communities of Harmondsworth, Longford and Sipson.

Central to all that we are and do is a three fold aim – to be Focused on GodCommitted to one another and Involved in His world. As that aim is worked out in our lives, so our prayer is that we reflect Christ more clearly in our lives, and impact the community around us with his grace.

You are very welcome to come along whatever your age or whatever your background: whether you are a Harmondsworth, Sipson or Longford regular; a visitor from another parish or church tradition; a newcomer to church or the idea of church; an enquirer; a doubter; a struggler with life’s complexities; someone who is thinking about coming back to church after a while; or just someone who wants simply to come and sit quietly at the back.

We all need reminding from time to time that it is good to spend time together; or in peaceful reflection; or to come to understand more fully that God is never tired of enjoying our company and hearing from us.

We trust, above all, that the impression you will get from St Mary’s is of a place and a people of peace, of prayer, of hope and of love.

With warmest good wishes


Priest in Charge