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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Merry Christmas

A very happy Christmas from everyone at St Mary Magdalene’s! Our holiday arrangements are as follows: During the first week of Christmas, morning prayer services will be held as usual at 9:30am on Wednesday and Thursday (27th and 28th), and possibly Friday (29th). The church will remain closed on Boxing Day 26th December and New […]

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Where does this go, then?

This notice isn’t very accurate… as we see once we open the door… Gothic arches, a liturgical banner and a tea urn? Does this go to Narnia? No, there’s no snow on those trees. It’s the new not-so-secret passage between the office and the church… Phase I of our buildings refurbishment, enabling us to get […]

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Our latest PCC meeting

On 13th December the PCC (Parochial Church Council) held its final meeting of 2017. Among the items discussed were our principles of giving to charity, safety around the building and our plans for its maintenance and refurbishment, and the beginning of preparations for our annual meeting at Easter. A summary of the discussion is available […]

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Christmas Carol Service

By the light of dozens of Christmas trees we sang carols and heard nine lessons from the Bible (and a few more recent, poetic sources) about the Christmas message of Nativity and Incarnation. With many thanks to all our musicians and singers, regular and visiting, and also the army of volunteers preparing the church and […]

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Nativity Play

At our Sunday morning service on 17th December, the Third Sunday of Advent, the children of Junior Church dressed up to tell us the story of the Nativity. Not only did we have narrators to explain what was going on, we also had musical numbers to reinforce the message, taking well known tunes and adding […]

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Christmas Tree Festival

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY     Doors open on Saturday at 4pm, start your visit by looking at the beautifully decorated and individual trees, this year we have even more than before.  They promise to look magical and the sponsors have fabulous ideas on how to present each tree.  Why not try the odd-one-out […]

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The Great Church Safe Heist

HAVE YOU SEEN THESE MEN? Don’t worry if you have: what they are doing in this picture is fine. Sometimes churches have kit they no longer need, and if these things are not subject to the Church of England’s “faculty” rules about property, they can end up in people’s houses. You may have been to […]

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New Lead Chaplain at Springfield Hospital

On Tuesday 28th November, Fr James Friedenthal retired after many years’ service in the chaplaincy at Springfield University Hospital. The new lead chaplain is Revd Martyn Jinks, who comes to London with extensive experience in chaplaincy work in Birmingham, and says he is looking forward to working with our St Mary Magdalene team of volunteer […]

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