Church based activities

We have many fun and interesting groups around St Mary’s. Click on the names of the groups below to find out more.

Church Led Activities:

St Mary’s Toddler playgroup

The St Mary’s Playgroup meets every Tuesday during term-time between 9.45-11am at St Mary’s Church. The Playgroup is suitable for babies and toddlers and includes an interactive service followed by toys and singing.

Contact Louise Dent for further info:

Theology in the Pub

Theology in the Pub is a very informal group that meet on Monday evenings in the Bricklayers Arms, Putney, at around 8pm. Each week we talk about a different topic over a beer or two; recent topics have included bribery in South Sudan, and Just War. Because we talk about a different topic each week, so you can drop in and out of the group as you please.

To subscribe to our mailing list, and find out about upcoming topics, send an email to

Godly Play

Imagine a peaceful, calm place where you are surrounded by objects and images both familiar and intriguing; a place where you know what is going to happen and are reassured, but also know there might be fresh surprises and new ways to see things; where there will be time for wondering, thinking, working with your own thoughts; where there will be no pressure to produce or perform, only to be open and ready. This is Godly Play. It is a way of exploring the stories from the Judao-Christian tradition by hearing a story using beautifully crafted objects; responding to the story with open questions and discussion; further exploration through a choice of art, quiet reflection, play, model building, writing, reading; concluding with a simple “feast” to promote sharing and community. Godly play has been influenced by the Montessori tradition of education. It is now an established and recognised method of teaching underpinned by academic research and used in churches and schools across the UK, Europe and the USA. It is integrated into the Parish of Putney Sunday Schools curriculum and children experience the room at least twice a term. The classroom is used by local schools to enhance their provision of RE and to help promote the Spiritual, Moral, Cultural and Social development of children required by the National Curriculum.


GODLY PLAY IN PUTNEY: St. Mary’s Church, Putney High street has a fully equipped Godly Play classroom which is available for:
• use by groups of children from schools and churches (up to 20 people).
• Groups or individuals who wish to see a demonstration of Godly Play.
• Insight days in to Godly Play method for teachers and FE students and teaching staff.
• INSET days
• Godly Play training

We can provide Godly Play trained teachers with a wide experience of working with children (CRB checked) to run your session.

For more details about Godly Play in Putney contact

For details about booking the room and hire costs contact: Berni Griffiths

For details about Godly Play in the UK:

Other Activities:

Artful Toddler

An Arts & Crafts group that allows young minds to explore their imagination in a safe and fun environment. As well as improving fine motor skills, raising confidence and developing a sense of independence, Arts & Crafts is just plain fun. Artful Toddler – where little minds get creative.

For further info:

Little Acorns

Introduce kids aged 6 months -3 years to the joys of making music with a regular fun-packed half-hour of action songs, dancing, dressing up and instrument playing with live music led by experienced singer/ guitarist David Fisher.

For further info:

The Build It Workshop

The Build It Workshop is a place where children and parents can come to experience the Social, Physical, Intellectual, Creative and most importantly Fun benefits of construction toys.Construction toys are ideal for learning because they involve the child as a whole – the muscle movements, their discovery of how different materials feel in their hands and the way they think about spaces, shapes and how different types of building materials go and work together.

For further info:

Little Voices Putney

Welcome children aged 4 – 19 years providing Performing Arts training teaching Singing and Drama to the highest standard whilst building confidence and promoting children’s personal and social development.

For further info:

Putney Society

The Putney Society is concerned with aspects of the community which contribute to the quality of our local life. The Society plays a key role in the enhancement and protection of vital facilities in Putney and Roehampton. The society meet every fourth Thursday of the month.

Wandsworth Symphony Orchestra (WSO)

WSO is a major group for the performance of post-classical era works which give interest to every section of the orchestra. It is a society for fluent and advanced amateur players with the services of two professional musicians.
Rehearsals take place Wednesday evenings and for concert dates please visit:

Sing and Sign

Would you like to know what your child is trying to say? Developed with the help of Speech and Language experts, the “Sing and Sign” programme is designed to help parents sign with their babies and toddlers and encourage amazing early, two way communication. This is a fun and lively developmental class with music.

For further information contact

Affordable Acupuncture

Low cost ‘multi-bed’ clinic run by fully qualified and insured members of the British Acupuncture Council. Thursdays 1-4pm.

For further info:

Or please call:  07817791530

Body Alignment Classes

The Ehrenfried Method offers a way to analyse the problem, correct it and to realign your body. It can enable you to regain mobility, flexibility and to be free from pain. Once you have learnt the technique, you can use it all your life! All this, doing only gentle exercises and using simple equipment. Once you are well aligned, conscious about your posture, then you are ready to get fit and obtain the real dreamed of quality of life.

For further info:

Yoga Bounty with Charlie Beattie

I’m a sun worshipping, travelling yoga instructor based in London, where I teach Hatha style yoga in various locations. My yoga classes are relaxed. fun and accessible for all. I practice to feed my teaching, but I teach to feed my life. I trained at the  Sam Rao Yoga School, where under the guidance of Sam, my Yoga guru, I worked deep into the  anatomical structure and explored the body from inside out to develop my own unique teaching style.

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