South Ruislip Middlesex HA4 0SP St Mary's Church 9 The Fairway

For it was You who created my being, knit me together in my mother’s womb. I thank You for the wonder my being, for the wonders of all Your creation.  Psalm 138(139):13-14

Building Up the Culture of Life

Did you know that your heart began to develop as a distinct organ just 25 days after you were conceived? (See this incredible medical visualization of fetal development here.) The development of human life is amazing, and St Mary’s is committed to building up a culture of life that respects the dignity of every human life from conception to natural death. No life is disposable, and the myth that some lives need to be sacrificed for the good of other lives is a harmful and tragic lie. Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed just how much every human being, including the elderly and vulnerable, is priceless and must be treated with intrinsic dignity.

See our campaign below to encourage the Bishops of the Church of England to rise up and defend the rights of the unborn. The petition has been signed by dozens of clergy and laity throughout the Church of England. The signed petition has been published in The Church Times.

St Mary’s supports the work of the UK charity Life. If you know someone who is struggling with a pregnancy, or have questions about how to deal with an unexpected pregnancy that respects the dignity of both mother and child, visit the Life website for helpful resources. You can also make a financial gift through the website to aid Life’s valuable work.

St Mary’s also supports the growing public momentum of the UK’s pro-life movement, including the March for Life UK. Visit March for Life UK for details on how to be part of the movement to re-prioritize all human beings, from conception to natural death, so that no person is considered disposable. If you would like to join St Mary’s in the parish’s advocacy for the right to life, call 020 8842 3783, or email

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