About St. Mary Magdalene Church, Paddington, London

St. Mary Magdalene Church, Paddington, London. A Grade 11 listed Church

Holy Week Services

UNITED BENEFICE OF ST MARY MAGDALENE & ST PETER, PADDINGTON
HOLY WEEK SERVICES

Palm Sunday
10th April 10.30am Blessing of Palms at St Mary Magdalene’s, followed by Procession to St Peter’s for the Parish Eucharist.
6.30pm Concert of Passiontide Music St Mary Magdalene’s.

Monday 11th 8.00pm Mass with Address at St Mary Magdalene’s.
Tuesday 12th 10.00am Mass with Address at St Peter’s. 8.00pm Stations of the Cross at St Mary Magdalene’s.
Wednesday 13th 8.00pm Mass with Address at St Mary Magdalene’s.
Maundy Thursday 14th 8.00pm Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper, at St Mary Magdalene’s, with Reception of the Holy Oils, Feetwashing, Stripping of the Altars and Watch before the Blessed Sacrament.

Good Friday 15th
11.00am An Hour at the Cross at St Peter’s. 12.15pm Ecumenical Service at Maida Hill Piazza. 2.00pm Solemn Liturgy of the Passion at St Mary Magdalene’s.

Holy Saturday 16th
8.00pm Solemn Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter, at St Mary Magdalene’s.

Easter Day 17th
9.30am Parish Mass at St Mary Magdalene’s. 11.00am Parish Eucharist at St Peter’s.
Confessions by arrangement.
Fr Henry Everett, Vicar.

A Concert of Devotional Music for Holy Week

St Mary Magdalene, Rowington Close, Little Venice, London
A Concert of Devotional Music for Holy Week
Palm Sunday April 10, 2022, at 6.30pm

After the success of their video made during lockdown last year, instead of their ‘Music for Holy Week’ concert on Palm Sunday, Guildhall Alumni Choir is delighted to be able to present an in-person concert including much of this wonderful music plus a few more items appropriate for the season.

It will be a joy to sing this wonderful repertoire in St Mary Magdalene for the first time. In addition we are pleased to welcome again soloists who have sung and played with the choir at different times in the past as well presenting new ones.

If you are not able to attend but would like to hear some of this music, here is the link to the video from last year below …

About Guildhall Alumni Choir. GAC has been meeting at GSMD six or seven times a term since September 2014 and comprises Alumni from a variety of courses, their friends, family and students. As well as giving regular concerts at the end of term, we have given two premieres of works by Paul Carr written especially for members of the choir. One of these, Drop drop slow tears, was performed when we travelled to Béthune in 2018 to lead the concert commemorating the 1918 Armistice Centenary. This was a very emotional occasion, having as we did the support of young musicians from Germany and France.
We are delighted to welcome some of our Friends who have been able to join us and would like to thank them for their support, even when having to travel some distance.
If the idea of singing with our group is enticing (no audition required), please contact either Janie Mack jacarandamusica@sky.com or Diana Bickley dianabickley@aol.com to find out more.

Christmas Services at St Mary Magdalene’s and St Peter’s 2021

Sunday 19th December: Carols by Candlelight, 6pm St Mary Magdalene’s.

Friday 24th, Christmas Eve: Christingle Service for children, 5pm St Peter’s.

Friday 24th December: Christmas Eve. Midnight Mass, 11pm St Mary Magdalene’s.

Saturday 25th December: Christmas Day. Christmas Eucharist 11am St Peter’s.

Sunday 26th December: Boxing Day. Holy Family Eucharist, 11am St Peter’s.

Sunday 2nd January 2022. Mass for the Epiphany, 11am St Mary Magdalene’s.

Government Regulations require you to wear a face covering in church unless you are exempt.

Late Summer Evening

The Guildhall Alumni Choir is very pleased to announce that its first live singing event since the relaxation of lock down will take place in St Mary Magdalene, Rowington Close, Paddington on Saturday Sept 25th at 5pm.

Some readers may remember the video made by them called, ‘Devotional Music for Holy Week‘, posted on this website in March this year. Members of the choir look forward to meeting any who may have seen it, along with others who live in this lovely part of London.

Covid protocols, as required at the time, will be fully observed.’

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On Sunday 15th August, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we were delighted to welcome the Bishop of Fulham. Not only did Bishop Jonathan celebrate and preach, but he also consecrated our new altar, which you can see in the photo. The altar has been funded by the Barker-Mill Foundation, and was made by A J Brett & Co. It is made from limed English oak, and incorporates the marble altar stone from a previous altar at St Mary Mags, and a relic of St Teresa of Kolkata. Its design echoes the balustrade built by Martin Travers in the 1920s. 

Holy Week Services

St Peter’s will re-open on Easter Day Please do join us at St Peter’s at 11am on Easter Day.
It would be great to have a really good turnout to celebrate the resurrection of Our Lord.

Holy Week Services

Next Sunday, 28th March, is Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week. Services are as follows:

Palm Sunday: Blessing of Palms, Procession and Solemn Mass 9.30 at St Mary Mags.

Holy Monday:  Mass 12 noon SMM Stations of the Cross 7pm SMM

Holy Tuesday: Mass 12 noon SMM

Holy Wednesday: Mass 12 noon SMM

Maundy Thursday: Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper 8pm SMM

Good Friday: Solemn Liturgy of the Day 2pm SMM

Holy Saturday: Solemn Vigil and First Mass of Easter 8pm SMM

Easter Day: Mass 9.30 at St Mary Mags, 11am at St Peter’s.

Benefice Christingle Service

This was our Benefice Christingle Service, in the rain, at St Peter’s Primary School (by kind invitation of the Head Teacher) and with the considerable assistance of Happy Lizzy Events Planning. We raised a few pounds for the Children’s Society, and spread the message of Christmas. 

Festive Season Services 2020

All devices will be held in-person in a socially-distanced arrangement, and a number of the services will also be live-streamed.

Services at Mary Magdalene’s Church

Each Sunday during Advent Mass – 9.30am (live-streamed online)

Sunday 20 December: Carol Service by Candlelight – 6pm
Thursday 24 December: Midnight Mass – 11pm (live-streamed online)
Sunday 3 January 2021: Mass and Procession for Epiphany – 11am (live-streamed online)

Services at St Peter’s

Wednesday 16 December: Christingle Service at St Peter’s School, Chippenham Mews – 5pm
Friday 25 December: Mass of the Nativity at St Peter’s Church, Elgin Avenue – 11am (live-streamed online)
Sunday 27th December: Sunday Mass at St Peter’s, Elgin Avenue – 11am (live streamed online)