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The links which follow are external sites for which St Mary’s has no responsibility. Neither do they represent the opinions of all who worship with us. None the less, they’re all worth a good look!

General and ecumenical sites
Education and study
The Anglican Church and its organizations
Other churches, organizations and movements
The Bible
Worship and prayer
Shopping: Christian bookshops etc.
Barnet: links to websites of local interest
Reference, news, travel etc

General and ecumenical sites

Association of Interchurch Families Association for supporting people in cross – denominational marriages

Christian Ecology Link CEL is a multi-denominational UK Christian Organisation for people concerned about the environment

Christians in politics Joint venture of the Christian Socialist Movement, Conservative Christian Fellowship & Liberal Democrat Christian Forum

Churches Together in England The officially recognised body set up to co-ordinate the work of its 22 Member Churches and Councils of Churches in England

Council of Christians and Jews The Council of Christians and Jews brings together the Christian and Jewish communities in a common effort to fight the evils of prejudice, intolerance and discrimination.

Greenbelt “Youth festival, music festival, political festival, evangelical festival, development festival, broke festival, harvest festival… there’s something in all these myths about Greenbelt that is accurate, but nothing entirely true.”

Industrial Christian Fellowship A membership organisation which works to encourage individuals to deepen their understanding of God’s purpose in the world of work.

Iona Community Founded in 1938 by the Rev George MacLeod, the Iona Community is an ecumenical Christian community that is committed to seeking new ways of living the Gospel in today’s world

Links to Christian-Muslim and Interreligious Dialogue A portal for sites throughout the world for Christian – Muslim and inter-religious dialogue

rejesus An ecumenical website which aims to reach people who have little previous knowledge of the Christian faith and to encourage a step or two of faith.

Saints and Angels Saints and Angels page at Catholic Online is “the largest collection of facts and information concerning Saints and Angels on the Internet”

Ship of Fools “The magazine of Christian unrest” and great fun!

Sobornost – society of St Alban and St Sergius An organisation fostering closer links between orthodox and Western churches, with information about both

Taizé Community The ecumenical, international community founded in 1940, in Taizé, France, by Brother Roger

Third Way Magazine “Virtual home of rigorous Christian thinking on politics, society and culture. Third Way is a magazine for people who haven’t lost faith in God or lost touch with the world.”

World Day of Prayer A day of prayer organised by women for everyone and held throughout the world

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Education and study

Allbelievers The purpose of this site is to encourage all Christian believers to take discipleship and ministry seriously. You can learn more about what eLearning is and what it has to offer. The site will also tell you about courses that will help you to grow.

The Assemblies Website Provides instant assembly materials for primary schools

The Association of Christian Teachers is open to all Christians who work in – or care passionately about – education in England.

Baptism Integrity is the only website dedicated to consideration of the issues of the theology and practice of baptism

Biblical Studies.org.uk An Internet Resource for Studying the Bible

Bullying Online Help and advice for children, parents, teachers, governors and anyone else affected by or concerned about bullying.

The cathedrals of Britain A BBC site on cathedrals, with links to cathedral websites

Christian classics ethereal library – A collection of Christian writings from the great saints of church history, all in electronic format

The Christian Evidence Society is an ecumenical group, established over 130 years ago, to help answer many of the questions asked about the Christian faith.

A Christian thinktank – Every link is guaranteed to challenge you and make you… well, think.

Church of England Education Division

Church History Timeline A timeline of church history

Computer assisted theology Internet resources for the study and teaching of theology

Creeds of Christendom A site all about the different creeds of different Christian denominations – what they say and why

EarlyChurch.org.uk An Internet Resource for Studying the Early Church

Ecclesiastical dictionary

Hall of Church History Links to church history timelines and to texts of the writings of the Church Fathers

Interfaith Calendar Primary sacred times for world religions

Medieval Church.org.uk An Internet Resource for Studying the Church of the Middles Ages

Religious tolerance – this site describes the beliefs and value systems of many different religions as well as various sides of a number of controversial topics

Sacred texts online from all religious traditions

Theological Studies.org.uk An Internet Resource for Studying Christian Theology

The RE site Resources for religious education

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The Anglican Church and its organisations

Affirming Catholicism The New Catholic Movement in the Anglican Church.

Anglican church music A source of information for Anglican and Episcopal church and cathedral music, with resources for church musicians, singers, congregation members, or anyone who enjoys this kind of music

The Anglican Communion Official Web Portal of the Worldwide Anglican Communion.

The Anglican Domain An independent site serving as an excellent gateway site for the Anglican Church world-wide.

The Anglican Pacifist Fellowship is a body of people within the Anglican Communion who reject war as a means of solving international disputes, and believe that peace and justice should be sought through non-violent means.

Anglican religious communities – An electronic version of the Anglican Religious Communities Year Book, giving information on communities and listing them by location.

Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals A UK based Christian organisation whose main aim is to raise awareness of animal welfare issues within the Anglican Church and the wider Christian community.

Anglicans Online An independent website providing information about Anglicanism world-wide including a section on the Church of England.

British Monarchy This site includes information about our patron, Her Majesty the Queen

Changing Attitude is a network of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual members of the four Anglican churches of the United Kingdom. They welcome as members everyone whose concern is to work for change in the church’s understanding of human sexuality.

Children’s Society A Church of England charity which seeks to help vulnerable children and young people

Church Army Online A mission agency within the Anglican Church. Lots of resources to explore.

Church of England The official Church of England website: includes information on history, liturgy, architectural heritage and views and news.

The Church of England Newspaper The original church newspaper, dating back to 1828 – the website contains the main leader comment and the main news stories from each week’s edition.

Church Pastoral Aid Society (CPAS) Anglican society for encouraging and supporting evangelism.

Church plans online The database provides a guide to the ICBS (Incorporated Church Building Society ) files and minute books. It records the church applying for a grant, the parish where it is not a parochial church, the county and diocese in which it was located, the reasons for applying for a grant, the covering dates of the papers, the numbers of plans or photographs, the names of architects or other professionals involved in the building project, and references to the minute books.

Church Times Online Website of the “world’s leading Anglican weekly newspaper”. Includes articles, cartoons, crossword and classified ads.

Diocese of St Albans St Albans diocese is The Church of England at work in Beds, Herts and North London

Evangelism.uk.net The purpose of this site is practical: to offer suggestions and ideas to UK Christians and churches to encourage and enable their evangelistic thinking and action, and to help evangelism get done. The site is maintained by the Church of England’s Board of Mission.

Inclusive church calls on the Church to live out the promise of the Gospel; to celebrate the diverse gifts of all members of the body of Christ; and in the ordering of our common life to open the ministries of deacon, priest and bishop to those so called to serve by God, regardless of their sex, race or sexual orientation.

Intercontinental Church Society This search facility is designed to help you find English-language churches in countries where English is not the first language, and details of the Cathedral in the Falkland Islands. All ICS-linked churches/chaplaincies are Anglican, but they also give links to other useful sites that they hope will help you find other churches across the world, English-or local-language

Mission to Seafarers An Anglican missionary society caring for seafarers and their families worldwide

Modern Churchpeople’s Union Serves the Anglican Communion worldwide, standing for freedom of enquiry in the continuing search for truth, dedicated to sound learning, honesty, openness and integrity

Mothers’ Union World-wide organisation for Christian parenting and family life

Offa House The Coventry Diocesan retreat and conference centre, where St Mary’s has been going regularly on retreat.

Official website of Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, providing biographical details, selected writings and useful background information.

Pax Christi, Peace of Christ, is a gospel-based, lay-inspired, peacemaking movement. Founded in the Catholic Church, its membership is open to individuals, groups and organisations of all faiths who are in sympathy with its aims and values.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

Society of St Francis A religious order within the Anglican Communion committed to following Christ in the way of Saint Francis of Assisi, in humility, love and joy.

St Albans Environment A group set up by the St Albans Diocesan Environment Group to discuss ways in which the Church of England can protect the environment both internally and within the wider community

St Peter’s Bourne: Christian Education & Spirituality Centre N20 Our local retreat house, just over the railway line offering a variety of events and courses….and a regular venue for our Men’s and Women’s Groups!

Thinking Anglicans – News, blogs and messageboards on topics Anglicans are debating now

USPG:Anglicans in World Mission An Anglican Mission society, the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel

Women and the Church (Watch) An organisation campaigning for equal treatment of men and women within the Church of England

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Other churches, organizations and movements

Baptist Church Contact details for Baptist churches in Barnet

Barnet and Queensbury Circuit of the Methodist Church

Christ the King The Roman Catholic Church of Christ the King, Cockfosters.

Cruse Bereavement Care provides counselling and support to people who have been bereaved. It offers information, advice, education and training services

East Barnet Baptist Church

Salvation Army, New Barnet Link to the Salvation Army hall in New Barnet

Society of Friends (Quaker) meeting house in New Barnet

URC, New Barnet Contact for St John’s United Reformed Church, New Barnet

2-in-2-1 Marriage, from planning your wedding, to enriching and enhancing your couple relationship, support through marital problems,

Cafod Catholic Action for Overseas Development

Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) is a broad coalition of groups and individuals in the UK working to end the international arms trade.

Christian Aid Making a difference in the Third World through long term projects, campaigning and disaster relief

Church Action on Poverty works with churches in the UK to make relieving poverty a priority

The Ecclesiological Society is for those who are interested in and enthusiastic about churches. Anyone can join the Society who is interested in the arts, architecture or liturgy of the Christian Church. Members’ interests range over all periods and places, from the earliest churches in Britain through to the most recent developments in ecclesiastical architecture, fittings and liturgy across the world.

Family and Parenting Institute is an independent charity working to support parents in bringing up their children, to promote the wellbeing of families and to make society more family friendly.

The Forgiveness Project . By collecting and sharing people’s stories, and delivering outreach programmes, the Forgiveness Project encourages and empowers people to explore the nature of forgiveness and alternatives to revenge.

Girlguiding UK Website of the Guide Association – find out more about groups such as Rainbows, Brownies, Guides etc.

LGCM The web site of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, which is a UK-based but international charity.

Marriage care is a charity operating across England and Wales. Its purpose is to help people prepare for, achieve and sustain successful marriages and to support them should their marriages break down

Mental Health Foundation   “Committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives.”

Marriage Resource (1994-2006) This site is now operated in conjunction with the 2-in-2-1 website so as to provide access to the widest possible range of resources

National Justice and Peace Network links people who have a concern for justice and peace, acts as a hub for the exchange of information, and offers support and encouragement for groups and individuals. (Members of St Mary’s attend the East and New Barnet group meetings.)

New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality and debates and campaigns for the radical changes necessary if the basic material and spiritual needs of all are to be met.

Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

Scouts The official website of The Scout Association

surefish.co.uk Run by Christian Aid, this is a website, portal, ISP … it does everything except make the tea (though it will encourage you to make fairly traded tea!)

The Tablet Online version of The Tablet. Some free materials and some by subscription

Waste Watch on the Web Information about how to recycle and how to use and obtain recycled products

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The Bible

Bible Learning Tools on Crosswalk Translations, commentaries, encyclopaedias, and lots of other reference works

Bible Reading Fellowship BRF is a registered charity that exists to help people of all ages to encounter the living God through regular Bible reading and prayer. The site provides information about BRF publications, Bible reading notes, and links to other Bible-related websites.

Bible quizzes Bible quizzes and crosswords, and a daily reading planner.

Blue Letter Bible Translations, concordances, lectionaries, and lots of other study help

Digital facsimiles of the British Library’s two copies of the Gutenberg Bible (shelfmarks: C.9.d.3,4 and G.12226,27) together with related works. The material was digitized in association with Keio University in Tokyo

King James version of the Bible

Latin Vulgate Bible

Learning New Testament Greek New Testament and Septuagint Greek

Little Greek Resources for learning Greek, including an online New Testament Greek tutorial

NT Gateway The New Testament Gateway, the award winning web directory of internet resources on the New Testament.

Oremus Bible Browser Text and search facilities for the NRSV, the Common Worship Psalter, the ASB Psalter (The Liturgical Psalter) and the Authorized Version.

Polyglot Bible The Bible in 30 different languages

The Unbound Bible Search ten different English translations of the Bible, modern translations in 42 other languages, the original Hebrew and Greek, and four ancient translations. See different versions in parallel. Lots of other study tools.

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Worship and prayer

An Anglican liturgical library Lots of liturgy resources from Anglican and other churches around the world

Book of Common Prayer

Celebrating Common Prayer A version of The Daily Office of the Society of St Francis.

Common Worship Information about, and text of the new prayer books for the Church of England Includes the Calendar for Holy Days and Seasons.

The Daily Office This site exists to “give busy people a way to participate in Morning and Evening Prayer including the readings and psalms for each day”.

An invitation to prayer – A Church of England resource on prayer – how, what, why – and links

NetHymnal Over 10,000 Christian hymns. Author biographies, composer biographies, hymn histories and gos­pel songs from ma­ny de­nom­in­a­tions.  Lyr­ics, scores, MI­DI files, pic­tures, his­to­ry, & more.

Oremus: The site includes resources for daily prayer and other worship, including a comprehensive compilation of hymns and liturgical texts.

Oremus Hymnal First line index, tune index, numerical indexes to hymnals etc.

Praying each day The prayer and education site of the De La Salle Brothers in Great Britain

Quiet Garden “Our vision is to initiate and resource a network of local opportunities, mainly in private homes and gardens for prayer, silence, reflection and the appreciation of beauty; for learning about Christian life and spirituality; and for experiencing creativity and healing in the context of God’s love.”

Retreat Association A resource for those involved in retreat work (both in Retreat Houses and the local community) and spiritual direction, offering advice and information to individual inquirers, parishes and groups.

Sacred space – Daily prayer online, guidance and scripture provided by the Irish Jesuits

SermonSuite The site that gives you FREE access to lectionary-based sermons and stories written by the Rev Janice Scott.

Shalom Place Provides daily readings, information, guidance and support on Christian contemplative spirituality using quotes from writers on Christian mysticism. Subscription is free.

Wellsprings spirituality and liturgical homepage A Catholic gateway site to a lot of good sites

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Shopping: Christian bookshops etc

AbeBooks The world’s largest online marketplace for books (new, secondhand, rare, or out-of-print) through a community of over 13,500 independent booksellers around the world.

BibleLands is a non-governmental, non-denominational, Christian charity working in partnership with Christian-led Projects in the lands of the Bible

Church House Bookshop Christian books online

Cornerstone Bookshop

Ethical consumer A British consumer organisation that looks at the social and environmental records of the companies behind the brand names

Ethical shopping directory Where to shop for almost anything, from companies operating under fair trade principles

The Good Gifts Catalogue – A site to find a range of presents that are always wanted!

One Village markets articles from the countries of the South. All articles come from partner enterprises which strive to build up the quality of life of the community. These enterprises are workers’ associations or cooperatives, societies for the common good, or are generally accountable to the community.

SPCK Bookshop Organisation and bookseller promoting the distribution of Christian literature worldwide. Also an Anglican missionary organisation.

Traidcraft Website Fairly traded household products, gifts and foods

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Barnet: links to websites of local interest

Adult social care and health Health and social services and support provided by the local authority and other organisations, including care for children and families, community transport, mental health, services for older people and youth support.

Barnet4U is designed for our community,with detailed information aimed at people who live and work in the areas covered

Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust Information on our local hospitals

Barnet and Potters Bar Times One of our local papers

Barnet Artsdepot Theatre, music, dance, art and children’s events in Barnet’s new arts complex in North Finchley

Barnet Borough Police Information about our local police stations

Barnet Choral Spciety

Barnet Citizens Advice Bureau Contact details of the local CAB

Barnet College Online Our local Further Education college

Barnet Council homepage A site of local council news

Barnet Elizabethan Chess Club

Barnet federation of allotment and horticultural societies

Barnet Football Club Official site of Barnet Football Club

Barnet Friends of the Earth group Local group, and follow links to the organisation’s homepage

Barnet information Local businesses directory

Barnet Library services and catalogue Website of our libraries

Barnet Mind Organisation for people with mental health problems and their families

Barnet Plus social club For singles aged 18 and over

Barnet political organisations

Barnet Primary Care Trust This website aims to provide you with up to date information about health services in Barnet.

Battle of Barnet, 1471 Information about the Battle of Barnet

British Legion East Barnet Branch

Civic Heraldry of Barnet Information about Barnet’s coat of arms

CommUNITY Barnet  An online resource for information on the Voluntary and Community sector in Barnet

East Barnet Festival Site for an annual festival in our local park

East Barnet Ghost Stories A sidelight on local history!

East Barnet School – Website of the comprehensive secondary school in our parish

Hospital Radio Barnet Information about Barnet Hospital radio station and how to make requests and get involved.

Hotels and Guesthouses in Barnet Places to stay in the Barnet area

London, Westminster and Middlesex Family History Society Local family history group for local people and others

London Fire Brigade Links to local fire stations and information on fire prevention

North London Hospice A hospice in nearby Finchley which welcomes and cares for people of all faiths and none.

Red Cross Home page of the Red Cross with links to local branches

Rephael House is an independent charity committed to serving people living in Barnet and the surrounding boroughs, by providing counselling, emotional support, information and advice, meeting people at their point of need.

Rotary Club of Barnet and East Barnet A service organisation of business and community leaders

St John’s Ambulance This homepage has access to local groups.

Schools and education in Barnet

This is local London An online voice for 40 London local newspapers

Townswomen’s Guild National organisation of women with a local group

Zoopla Information about the East Barnet area (enter East Barnet as a location and search)

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Reference, news, travel, etc


A number of organizations have created “virtual reference libraries” which provide links to sources of general reference information. Two good British ones are:
The British Library Virtual reference library
The Sheffield University Virtual reference library

You might also like to take a look at two American sites: Refdesk.com and Infoplease.com


The British Library Newspaper Library provides a page of links to online newspapers

BBC Online is another good source of news and information

This is London – the online version of the Evening Standard

Transport links

National rail for timetables on the net

To buy train tickets, try Thetrainline

Traveline Covering all travel by rail, air, coach, bus, ferry, metro and tram within the UK, (including the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland) and between the UK and Ireland.

Transport for London (formerly London Transport)

London Buses Homepage This homepage has access to local bus maps and service details

London Underground Information on the tube network


A few more that you might like to try:

Culture 24 – A gateway to over 2,500 UK museums, galleries, archives and libraries.

AA Route Planner Great Britain

All Music – Lots of information on all sorts of music

E-Petitions Petitions have long been sent to the Prime Minister by post or delivered to the Number 10 door in person. You can now both create and sign petitions on this website

Frugal Living in the UK For those who are trying to save money and spend less.

IMDb – Lots of information on films and TV

National statistics online The UK’s home of official statistics, reflecting Britain’s economy, population and society at national and local level

Online conversion Convert anything to almost anything else!

Picsearch A search engine for pictures and images. “Picsearch has a family friendliness that allows children to surf in safety as all offensive material is filtered out by our advanced filtering systems.”

Post Office Includes a postcode finder and an address finder, and information about postal services, passports etc.

Sacred Destinations Travel Guide – Explore sacred sites, ancient wonders, and religious places around the world

Ticketmaster Getting tickets for (and information about) theatre, sport, events, etc

WhatsOnStage Theatre listings and ticket service

Worldofquotes.com Historic quotes and proverbs archive

Links checked May 2012