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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Murder for Profit – A Murder Mystery Evening

Hosted by the Magdalene Players

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Saint Mary Magdalene celebration

On Sunday 24th June, we celebrated Saint Mary Magdalene, the saint after whom our church is named. The choir sang excellent renditions of Gibbons’ Drop, Drop Slow Tears and Bruckner’s Locus Iste. Unfortunately the weather prevented us from holding a picnic on Wandsworth Common as planned, but a few of us made the best of […]

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Women Bishops

The Church of England’s General Synod (its governing body) will meet between 6th and 10th July. One of the key items on the agenda is Women Bishops. There are many issues with the proposed legislation. Most notably, the legislation as it stands would undermine the authority of women bishops. Many believe this to be an […]

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PCC July Meeting Review

The PCC met on 4th July. An important item on the agenda was the recent Worship Review. Following this review, the PCC has made some important decisions. The 8am Sunday Holy Communion service will now happen once a month for the next 6 months (29th July, 2nd September, 7th October, 4th November, 2nd November and […]

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Christian Initiation course – the Rough Guide to Christianity

As part of our Mission Action Plan, we agreed to hold a regular Christian Initiation course – the Rough Guide to Christianity. After much reflection, the Mission, Worship and Spirituality Group decided that we should follow the Emmaus course. This will involve an initial six sessions in February and March. These will take place in […]

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Theology Book Group

Theology Book Group. The group met on Wednesday 27th June to discuss Silence and Honey Cakes – Rowan Williams’ Book on the wisdom of the desert fathers and mothers. Although a hard book, it provoked a fascinating conversation. We could have gone on well into the night. Our next book is The Meaning in the […]

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Women’s Night Out

The inaugural Women’s Night Out (a rival to the Men’s Curry Night) finally happened on Thursday 28th June. 35 of us enjoyed a meal together at the Thai Pan by church. Everyone had a great time and we hope to organise a further get together in the Autumn.

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Important changes to charity support at Saint Mary Magdalene

We have made some important changes in the way charities are supported at Saint Mary Magdalene. The current system sees us support three unchanging core charities each year (MIND, Welcare and USPG) and three charities nominated by the congregation and voted for by the PCC each year. At the moment we are committed to give […]

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