St Mary Magdalene Wandsworth Common

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.

New Lead Chaplain at Springfield Hospital

Date: December 7, 2017

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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Dementia Friends

Date: November 29, 2017

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

Date: November 28, 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

Date: November 22, 2017

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

Date: November 16, 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

Date: November 13, 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

Date: November 12, 2017

  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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Reverend Joshua Rey, Chaplain to the Bishop of Southwark,  joined us to celebrate Pentecost.

Date: June 15, 2017

Reverend Joshua Rey, Chaplain to the Bishop of Southwark,  joined us to celebrate Pentecost and gave us a personal challenge to open our hearts and minds to the Holy Spirit. Please click here to read his sermon.

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Revd Joshua Rey called us all to limber up to prepare for the abundant life we have been promised.

Date: May 10, 2017

Revd Joshua Rey, the Bishop’s Chaplain, joined us on 7th May 2017 and called us all to limber up to prepare for the abundant life we have been promised. Please click here to read his sermon.

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Annual Parochial Church Meeting – 30th April 2017

Date: May 10, 2017

  For those of you who were not able to attend our recent APCM a copy of the churchwardens’ report for 2016 is attached here

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