Lockdown Update

As we leave England-wide lockdown measures on 2nd December, we will be emerging out into Tier 3. We will be allowed to re-start our 9am Eucharist service in church with the choir..

 

Government information regarding churches for the current lockdown:

Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people, and it is advised that only close friends and family attend. Linked ceremonial events such as stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 15 people in attendance. Anyone working is not included. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.

Weddings, civil partnership ceremonies will not be permitted to take place except in exceptional circumstances.

Places of Worship will be closed, unless they are being used for:

*Funerals
*To broadcast acts of worship
*Individual prayer
*Formal childcare or where part of a school
*Essential voluntary and public services, such as blood donation or food banks
*Other exempted activities such as some support groups

Christmas Services in 2020

We will clearly not be able to run these services as we would normally do so, and we do realise how much of a disappointment this will be to everyone. We are currently hatching plans for alternatives with a particular focus on the Nine Lessons And Carols, the Crib And Carol, the Midnight Eucharist, and the Christmas Day services, so please do check back here from time to time for further announcements.

Our 9am Sunday church services will start again from the first Sunday in December, and the church will remain open for private prayer between 10am-12pm on Wednesdays.

Food box collections continue and the box is in the porch for your donations.

Let us invite you to pray for those whom you know to be most in need of company, for the vulnerable and especially those who have already been struggling with a sense of despair or depression, and if you are able, please try and stay in touch with them by phone, online or whatever means are at your disposal.

we are open

Private Prayer Wednesdays; 10am-12pm

Eucharist with Choir; Sundays at 9am

Face coverings to be used unless you have an exemption.

Upcoming Worship Events

Live Streaming Services

Worship continues twice weekly as our team present "The Stream" live via Facebook on Wednesdays at 7:00pm, and Sundays at 10:30am.

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Telephone Support

In this time of isolation we have set up a dedicated team of people making regular calls to people in the community. Click if you would like a call from one of the team.

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Weekly Hymn Requests

Each week, our Director of Music, Anne Ellis, uploads a hymn or two to You Tube. Click for more info to listen and to make a request of your own.

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Latest Parish Magazine

View or download a PDF of the latest Parish Magazine

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Online Sermons

Read or download PDFs of recent sermons from the leadership team.

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Latest Videos

View the latest videos from our Facebook Page and YouTube Channels

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At St Mary Magdalene, we aim to be a welcoming, accessible and inclusive church, putting God, the Divine, at the centre of all we do.

The blessing of our church building and grounds is that spaces for quiet contemplation, meditation, and prayer can always be found in the centre of our village.

We seek to be generous with our welcome, our time, and our creativity, supporting one another and the wider local community in the many different ways that, between us, we have to offer.

We are fellow travellers with Christ on a never-ending journey and welcome any to come and travel alongside us for however long they wish. We don’t have all the answers, and we don’t expect others to either.

Come explore with us, question with us, sing with us, laugh and cry with us, drink tea and eat cake with us.