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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Dementia Friends

On Thursday 23rd November we held a workshop for people in our congregation to learn more about befriending those living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Sister Peggy Ennis (of the Sisters of Mercy) came to lead the workshop, and gave us the benefit of many years of experience and training as a therapist […]

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Confirmation Service 19th November 2017

St Mary Magdalene hosted a confirmation service for seven churches in Tooting and Wandsworth Deaneries on Sunday 19th November. It was a joyous occasion, with thirty candidates for confirmation, including ten from St Mary Magdalene ourselves, and we would like to thank everyone who helped to make this occasion such a success. Many people have […]

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Remembrance: Ernest Bevin College poetry reading

On 10th November, we were visited by boys from Mrs Heather Moody’s English Literature class in Year 8 of Ernest Bevin College. They had been working on Word War I poetry and came to read us some of the famous poems of Sassoon, Owen, Brooke and McCrae. The experiences of the people at the front, […]

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BATCA Peace Prayers 2017

BATCA Prayers for Peace 14th November 2017 Every year Balham and Tooting Community Association (BATCA) holds a multi-faith prayer vigil for peace. Faith leaders and congregations of many faiths assemble outside Tooting Broadway tube station to take turns to pray for peace, and passers by are encouraged to light candles for peace and join in. […]

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Remembrance Services 2017

This is the season for remembering those who have died in war. On Saturday we joined in with the national silence at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month in the middle of our jumble sale. On Sunday 12th we held a Remembrance Service with scouts, guides, brownies, cubs, beavers and rainbows on […]

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Advance Notice: Confirmation 2017 Sunday 19th November at 6:30pm

  Bishop Martin Wharton will be visiting St Mary Magdalene’s to confirm thirty candidates from Tooting and Wandsworth Deaneries, including ten from our own church. We pray for all the candidates as they prepare to make this commitment. There will be a rehearsal for candidates on Wednesday 15th at 6:30pm, and candidates are asked to […]

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