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.’
Come along to the St Mary Mags Community Open Day!
You can access guided tours of the stunning building as well as live music and an art workshop. There will be something for all the family with lots of kids entertainment including face painting and a family explorer trail!
Tours will run every hour 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm led by the architect and vicar.
On a brilliantly sunny October day the figure of Christ returned to the War Memorial Calvary, newly gilded, restored to its original appearance. Hoisting the cast-iron corpus onto the wooden cross was a nerve-wracking exercise for all concerned, and a gilder was on hand to touch up any damage caused by the operation. Restoration of the Calvary has been supported by the War Memorials Trust and a generous private donor, and we are delighted that work will be finished in time for the centenary of the end of the First World War.
The parish Act of Remembrance will take place at the Calvary at the end of Mass on Sunday 11th November, and the Calvary will be re-dedicated at 10.45 on Monday 12th, with children from St Mary Magdalene’s School taking part.
We will be celebrating going back into the Nave for Sunday worship with a mass for the anniversary of the consecration of the church, at 11am on Sunday the 21st October. There will be a party after the service.
From Sunday the 21st all services will return to the Nave and Chancel.
On the 28th of October there will be no Sunday Mass, as we shall be joining with St Peter’s to celebrate their dedication festival.
Also we have a free event on Thursday 25th October, at 6.30pm in church. Celebrated American poet (and civil-rights activist) J Chester Johnson will speak on “Auden, the Psalms and Me” about his time working alongside W H Auden translating the Psalms for the American Prayer Book. This will be fascinating for enthusiasts for poetry as well as liturgy.
Saturday 11th November, 2-5pm At St. Mary Magdalene’s School hall, Rowington Close, W2 5TF
Join us for a fun-filled and FREE afternoon for all the family including:
– Make your own tile to go in the new building
– Fun family learning activity from Westminster Adult Education Service
– Take part in creating a large building out of cardboard boxes and more
– Take a tour up the scaffold inside the church and be one of the first to see the amazing stained glass windows up close. Three tours of 20 people will run during the event, so arrive early and sign up to avoid disappointment.
– Meet the architect and project team
– Cake, hot drinks and juice
All activities, food and drink are FREE
For more info contact Lucy on email@example.com and 07775 901963 or just come along on the day.
24th September 2017. After the 11am Eucharist at St Peter’s, the Women’s Social Group will be celebrating their third anniversary with entertainment, a raffle, and lunch. So please stay on for lunch, and make sure you have bought raffle tickets.
1st October 2017 at 11am at St Peter’s. We shall be saying farewell to Fr Reji Raj-Singh, and thanking him for his ministry in the Benefice. We have a joint service for the anniversary of the Dedication of St Peter’s, and so there will be NO MASS AT ST.MARY MAGS. There will be a party after the service.
ALL SOULS’ DAY REQUIEM
Our solemn orchestral Mass for All Souls’ Day will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 2nd November, as usual. This year, because of the conservation work in the church, it will be held at HOLY TRINITY, PRINCE CONSORT ROAD, SW7 2BA. Holy Trinity is just behind the Albert Hall, very near Imperial College. Please be aware that parking nearby is very limited.
Sir Simon Jenkins hosted a reception at St Mary Magdalene’s on 26th June, marking the imminent start of building work on the Project, and celebrating successful fundraising to get us this far.
St Mary Magdalene’s on 26th June
St Mary Magdalene’s on 26th June
St Mary Magdalene’s performance by Westminster Academy
We were delighted to be able to thank some of those who have funded us already and to introduce some new friends to ways in which they can support the Project as we go forward. Sir Simon Jenkins, in his speech, said that St Mary Mags was showing the way in empowering the community to share responsibility for the parish church, which is the community’s building.