The contractors are now on site, beginning the building work for our development Project. The work, comprising extensive conservation work to the church and the construction of a new annex between the church and the school, is expected to take about 12 months. Therefore, sadly, visits to the church will not be possible before July 2018. Filming opportunities have now ceased.
Sunday worship will continue, at 9.30, but in the Outer Vestry. Access is down the steps at the extreme east end of the building.
Looking from Little Venice or coming from Royal Oak, the red and white spire of St Mary Magdalene is a landmark in this part of Paddington, London W2. Its surrounding streets have long been demolished and it is difficult to imagine that this tall building was actually squeezed into a narrow site. Its present access can be found in Rowington Close next-door to the St Mary Magdalene CE Primary School, and the church now serves the Warwick and Brindley Estates.
Widely recognised as George Edmund Street’s masterpiece in London, St Mary Magdalene is not only a beautiful Church of England parish church, it is the place of worship of a friendly community. We aim to provide a warm welcome to all our visitors: whether you are local to us or visiting the area, we look forward to seeing you. Wherever you are from, we hope you find something of interest on this site, feel free to look at our News section for past and present information about our church and community.