You are welcome!
We are an Anglican church right on the edge of Hackney, taking in a bit of the Olympic Park. Our worship is sacramental, the Eucharist being the gift from which everything else flows. We enjoy the richness of the Anglo Catholic tradition in an inclusive, friendly way. You could call our style "messy catholic".This year We have been delighted to welcome the choir of Eton college to sing carols at St Mary’s , and our winter trip was to hear them in their chapel on Advent Sunday. Our Dedication Festival included confirmations, and we have begun ministry with St Paul and St Mark Old Ford on the St Columba mission barge. The photos are a selection from these events.
Our welcome is warm, our coffee is good.
St Mary of Eton with St Augustine
8.15 am Monday &Wednesday
9am Tues & Thurs aboard the barge, St Columba - Morning Prayer
6pm Tues & Thurs aboard St Columba - Evening Prayer
Who We Are
The Reverend Sue Makin
Sue came to St Mary of Eton in March 2017, having worked in churches in and around Hackney for 30 years. She trained at SEITE ( Now St Augustines College) . She loves living and ministering in such a vibrant area of London, and is a fan of East End quickfire humour, hearing laughter in church and Victoria Park. She walks around a lot with her Patterjack Daisy, but sometimes leaves her at home to go to a gallery. She enjoys singing, concerts and a good period drama. If you see her around, say hello.
Fr Duncan Gray
Duncan joined as Curate in 2018. He's a self-supporting minister which means he works outside the Church as well as in the Parish. He's married to Amy and they've lived in Hackney for many years. When Amy and Duncan are not in Church you're most likely to find them swimming at London Fields Lido.
Michael Whytock is the organist at the church responsible for playing the organ during services and other events and helping to conduct the St Mary of Eton Choir. Michael Holds a degree in music from the University of Chichester, which has been supplemented by much study both here, where he studied composition with Michael Finnissy, organ with Julian Cooper, and piano with Terrence Albright, and abroad where he studied Early Music in Italy with renowned performer Christopher Stembridge. He has accompanied choirs on tours to Estonia and Italy and has performed as organist in many venues including The Royal Festival Hall, Salisbury and Chichester Cathedrals, the church of St Sulpice, Paris and the Cathedral of Valvasone, Italy.
Though his day job is working for the Civil Service, Michael maintains a music career, playing the organ for St Mary of Eton church, teaching, accompanying choirs, and performing concerts, while continuing further advanced study of the organ with Jeremiah Stephenson.
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