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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Diana Bickley email@example.com to find out more.
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.’
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.
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.
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’sChurch
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)