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.

Holy Week and Easter 2018 Bulletin

Date: March 26, 2018

We are now into Holy Week. Yesterday we held a procession around Wandsworth Common for Palm Sunday before the beginning of our main service. Today we are off to the theatre at St Mary’s Balham to see “The Devil’s Passion”. Tomorrow there will be a Eucharist in the evening (as well as the usual Morning […]

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March meeting of PCC

Date: March 26, 2018

The PCC met on Wednesday 21st March. For a Word version of this report click on the Summary of PCC Meeting 21 March 2018 This information is repeated here: KEY MATTERS ARISING AT THE MEETING OF THE PCC ON WEDNESDAY, 21ST MARCH 2018   The Big Cupboard: Over the Easter holidays we will be constructing […]

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Big Walk Day 3 – in the snow

Date: March 17, 2018

It has been snowing most of the morning here in London and our pilgrims, now in the Chatham area, will also be experiencing freezing temperatures. At Southwark Cathedral they were given this blessing prayer – we could all pray this for them now and in the later stages of their walk. BLESSING PRAYER O God, […]

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Big Walk Day 2 – Bexleyheath to Chatham

Date: March 16, 2018

Today’s itinerary: Bexleyheath to Crayford (1 mile) Crayford, via Dartford, Stone to Greenhithe (5 miles) Greenhithe to Gravesend (5 miles) Gravesend to Church Street (5 miles) Church Street to Rochester (6 miles) Rochester to Chatham (2 miles)

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Big Walk 2018 itinerary

Date: March 16, 2018

THE BIGWALK 2018 – ITINERARY Here is the plan for the next few days, so that you can visualise where our pilgrims are: Thursday 15th March Bus 219 bus at 6.56 or 7.08 or walk down Trinity Road to: 7.15am Meet at Tooting Bec underground Travel to Southwark Cathedral for the starting point and day’s […]

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The Play’s the thing – “The Devil’s Passion” 2018

Date: March 16, 2018

On Monday of Holy Week, St Mary Magdalene’s congregation are going to see a play, “The Devil’s Passion” by Justin Butcher. The basic premise is that the devil considers Jesus to be a dangerous terrorist who needs to be stopped. This one man drama has toured internationally and been critically acclaimed. For details of the […]

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And they’re off! Big Walk 2018

Date: March 16, 2018

Our walkers began the four day trek to Canterbury Cathedral on Thursday morning, starting at Southwark Cathedral. There are traditional blessings for pilgrims setting off on the Canterbury route, and also a stamp for your “pilgrim’s passport” available here. Finding the stone for our church in the passageway between the cathedral and the refectory. The […]

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April Book Group – Learning to Dance

Date: March 13, 2018

We are going to read ‘Learning to Dance ‘by Michael Mayne. If you like a copy please contact Jill Jeffery or Nicola Pattinson. The discussion will be on 26th April at 8pm. Please ask details for venue. ‘My theme is the dance: the dance of life; the dance of the cosmos, of the natural world […]

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HOLY WEEK & EASTER 2018

Date: March 8, 2018

Come and celebrate Easter with us at the church of St Mary Magdalene, Wandsworth Common. This year Holy Week runs from Palm Sunday on 25th March to Easter Sunday on 1st April, and we have services for most of those days. Whether you are looking for our main service on Easter Sunday (at 10:00am) or […]

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Big Walk 2018 update

Date: March 5, 2018

Nick Longworth has written a blog reflection on sponsoring people for charity. Not surprisingly, Alison and friends’ upcoming walk on the Pilgrim Way to Canterbury is one of his examples, and he also refers to celebrity Zoe Ball’s cycle ride for mental health support. Here is an excerpt: “Two challenges are on my mind at […]

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