10.15am Worship every Sunday in the building.

Our morning services are an eclectic mix of worship styles where all are welcome. 

A kids group is available for those up to 8 years old. You can see previous services on our YouTube page below. 


In building

For kids

Little Disciples

Join us at 9am on YouTube and Facebook for our online kid's service. Click below to see our previous videos.


We also have a youth group at 5pm every Sunday in termtime for those over 8 years old. 




Church Online


If you would like make a one-off gift or set up a regular donation to St Mary's, you can do so here. 

Our 10:15 Morning Worship is also available by livestream on our YouTube and Facebook pages. We also have an interactive online church service platform available. Click below to join or find out more.


What's On


Meet the team

Tamsin Merchant
Rob Merchant
Associate Vicar
Emily Howarth
Joanna James
Church Warden

What are we like?

St Mary is a lively, multi-cultural and community-based church. Our guiding motto is 'Come as you are, do what you can'. We seek to worship the trinitarian God and serve those we live amongst. As a worship community, we hold to the following values:



in speaking and living of the love of Christ Jesus.



in serving our community and places of work with the love of God the Father.



in reaching new people and places with the Good News in the power of the Spirit.

Elaine Clarke
Church Wardenur

Sunday morning service

Our 10:15am Sunday service is live from the building and streamed via YouTube and Facebook. We have started to gather on a new church hub called church online. You will see a tab for this at the top of our web page. You can gather for our church service using this tab.


Our services are lively and informal, with a loosely evangelical feel. We follow simple and modern liturgy from the Church of England and mix modern songs with traditional hymns. All are welcome. We have Communion twice a month.


Youth Group

We run a weekly youth group at 5pm for anyone over 8 years old. Here we play games, write music, act out the Bible, bake and worship God in many other active and engaging ways. We seek to create a space where children and young people feel safe enough to explore their beliefs and get to know God for themselves. 


Morning Prayer

We have morning prayer at 10am every weekday on Zoom. We follow the Church of England daily prayer liturgy and take time to pray for each other and our community.


Evening Prayer

We celebrate evening prayer together on Zoom every Monday evening at 7pm. We follow the Church of England Daily Prayer liturgy. 


Worship is also intertwined in everything we do as service to our community. To find out about all that is going on, do get in touch.


Safeguarding policy

We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, victims of domestic abuse and adults at risk. The Parochial Church Council (PCC) has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website


If you have a safeguarding concern please contact one of the following:


Our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Dawn Wakeling by email safeguarding@stmaryshornseyrise.org.uk.


Our Church Wardens, Elaine Clarke and Joanna James on 0207 2811459.


Our Vicar, Rev Tamsin Merchant on 0207 2811459


Other helpful telephone numbers are: 

Diocese of London Safeguarding Helpline: 020 7932 1224

Childline: 0800 1111

Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

Project 31:8 Helpline: 0303 003 1111 

NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000


Formal statement adopted by the PCC

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. This implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm. 


* We accept and endorse the principles set out in ‘Safeguarding in the Diocese of London’.

* We commit ourselves to nurture, protect and safeguard all our members, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults.

* We recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole church community.

* We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those working in both paid and voluntary positions with children or vulnerable adults, including the use of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosures and making appropriate referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

* We will respond without delay to concerns or allegations that a child or vulnerable adult may have been harmed, cooperating with the police and social care services in any investigation.

* We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust.

* We will seek to offer pastoral care and support to anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them appropriate pastoral support.

* We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.  


The PCC of this Church agreed and adopted the above Policy at its meeting on 15/07/2019.

Volunteer with us

At St Mary's we work by the motto 'Come as you are, do what you can'. We seek to support the most vulnerable in our community through the Hive foodbank, which runs weekly from our building, and through other provisions of basic need.
We also seek to uplift, upskill and support anyone who needs it in whatever way we can. If you would like to learn a new skill, provide support to others and build community here in Hornsey Rise then drop in any time between 10am and 3pm. Below are a few job roles, but this is far from the limit! 
Food stackers 
Mondays to Fridays for one to three hours
We get a lot of deliveries each week for the Hive food bank. Stacking the shelves, keeping things clean and moving around food is weekly work that can always benefit from a helping hand. 
Weekday evenings
If you have a car and time in your day, drivers are always welcome. We are regularly donated food from charities and companies who partner with us. Drivers are needed to collect the food and deliver it to the church on an ad hoc basis.  
Fridays 3:30-5pm
Cook Together is our weekly initiative on a Friday afternoon, where one person teaches everyone else how to cook a meal. If you are interested learning to cook, or in teaching others let us know. 

Contact us

020 7281 1459




St Mary Hornsey Rise

Ashley Road


N19 3AD




St Mary Hornsey Rise Privacy Policy


This policy is for non-role holders at St Mary.


To read the policy in full please read the pdf


We are looking to find a part-time administrator. Initially for 8 hours to support  the ministry activity at St Mary. This role can be worked flexibly but will probably be best filled on-site rather than working from home, though some tasks will be able to happen remotely.


To ask more about the role do speak to Tamsin our vicar, you can call her 0207 2811459 or email her vicar@smhr.org.uk


To download a job description and person spec click here

To download an application form click here or alternatively send us a CV with a covering letter. 

We are hiring