We welcome all people to our church, wherever you are on your journey of faith. We encourage reflection, question and discussion to help us explore and deepen our Christian faith. We strive to reach the needs of our congregation, the local community and beyond.

What We Do – Mission and Ministry

Saint Mary Magdalene church has served its parish of Wandsworth Common since 1870.  We are a community of Christian people whose aim is to embody the commandment that we should love God and love one another and bring the Good News of Christianity to all who live and work within our parish.  This is how we do it:


The Church as a whole exists to worship God. In our worship we celebrate God who we consider to be the source of our life. At Saint Mary Magdalene, we hold regular weekly services which provide opportunities to encounter God and to reflect on God’s presence in our lives. Click here to find out more about worship and the different services we offer. We also hold additional services to celebrate the major Christian festivals of Christmas and Easter. For details of special services, please see our parish calendar.

Life Events

Churches have long been places in which communities and families have marked important life events.  At Saint Mary Magdalene we baptise children and adults, welcoming them into the community of faith, celebrate the marriages of those who seek to recognise their relationships before God and hold the funerals of those who have sadly died.

Prayer and Spirituality

Many people yearn for further meaning in their lives.  They instinctively know that there is something more than the materialism and self-absorption that dominates our society.  The spiritual life of the church has sustained many generations over many centuries.  Saint Mary Magdalene is a place where people can re-discover the spiritual dimension in their lives, through prayer, worship, study and our life together.  If you would like us to pray for something, click here.


The Church does not exist for itself.  It exists for God and to share God’s love with all.  At Saint Mary Magdalene, we seek to

  1. tell people about God’s love,
  2. help new Christians grow in faith,
  3. love people through our service for others,
  4. change the world to reflect Jesus’ message and teaching and
  5. to look after our environment – God’s creation.

Our parish has a Mission Action Plan which includes our mission priorities for 2016-2020.