If you have only the vaguest notion of who Jesus is or if you’re not sure church is really your thing, then this section is for you! You may have questions about the Christian faith or you may be wondering what life is all about and how you fit in. You may have had personal experiences good or bad that are causing you to question the reality of faith.

At St Mary’s we count it a blessing and privilege to help you on your own journey of faith, to answer questions you might have and to help you plug into groups we trust will enable you to meet with God yourself.

Please do speak to one of the clergy team if you have specific questions or issues you’d like to raise. Their details are under the Teamsection of this website.

Life Explored

Life Explored (LE) is an informal and relaxed seven-week course. It’s for anyone who wants to find contentment and happiness in life. It’s run by ordinary Christian people local to you and is completely free. You don’t need to know anything about the bible, and you wont be asked to pray or sing. You can ask any question you like or you can just sit and listen.

Whoever you are, whatever you’re thinking, LE is a place for you to discover the greatest gift in the universe.

We’ll meet for 7 consecutive weeks, and there’s no need to book, just turn up! If you can’t make every week, that’s okay, come along as you’re able.

Have questions or need more information? Contact us via the Contact us page and we will get in touch with you.

Messy Church

Messy Church is a fun, informal and interactive way to do church for everyone! There are crazy crafts, wonderful worship and yummy food too, all of which help us learn about Jesus and his love for us. It’s part of our unity vision so each of the three churches takes it in turn to host a monthly session. Although children need to be accompanied by an adult, it’s for the young at heart as well as the young!

Please have a look on our events page for forthcoming dates and locations.



9:15 (Traditional)
10:45 (Family Service)


St Mary’s Church,
High Road
Chigwell, IG7 6QE