St Mary Mags Open Day

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.

Free entry with snacks and drinks …

Rowington Close, London, W2 5TF

Saturday 17th November 1pm – 4pm

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War Memorial Calvary

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.

Important updates for Sunday services

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.

St. Mary Magdalene’s Community Open Day

COMMUNITY OPEN DAY

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 lucy@pdt.org.uk and 07775 901963 or just come along on the day.

Everyone is very welcome

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.

A JOYFUL OCCASION


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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.

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.

Animals in the Light, Art Exhibition

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ANIMALS IN THE LIGHT, Curated by Rickshaw House Gallery.

A multi-dimensional cross-section of different forms of art, illuminated by coloured rays in a dark crypt. Private View 18th June 2017 at 6:30pm. The creative mission of Rickshaw House Gallery is to present art in new, uncharted forms. This exhibition seeks to celebrate our relationship with animals.

Animals have accompanied humans since time began, and their relationship with us has changed over the years. In Greek and Roman mythology, there are many stories about animals. Let’s remember the legend of Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, brothers fed by a mother wolf. There is also a legend about goose, which saved Rome from attack.

The Bible also contains stories about animals. Prophet Jonah found himself in the belly of a whale, and Daniel hid in a lion cave and left safely. Noah built The Ark in order to save animals from a flood. Currently, domesticated animals are the closest to humans. They’re our friends and often even our carers, for those who are older or disabled. Many of them also have therapeutic skills.

Animals can also be a topic or motif in art. An artist can show how animals look in real life but primarily how they imagine them. Artist create a world of imagination, their own fantasies, and different creatures may live there.

Due to the upcoming renovation of St Mary Magdalene’s Church in Paddington, this event is the last chance to see such a unique exhibition in this beautiful venue. FREE ENTRY

ARTISTS:

Joanna Sperryn-Jones uses a variety of materials to make installations, in which she seeks to contribute to the perception and experience of breaking. In this exhibition she brings delicate origami flowers to be brought out by the light

Walera Martynchik calls his works –Reconstructions. The titles say for themselves-‘Reconstruction of Heaven’ Reconstruction of Baroque’ Reconstruction of History’. Works presented on this exhibition can be described as “Reconstruction of Myths”

Sergiusz Paplinski The combination of imaginative colouring with the prismatic assemblage produces highly original, dynamic and decorative effects. He has named this ‘PrismaticStyle’

Gail Olding Flunkus Mortati series. These images of stuffed birds and beasts in the forest are named Flunkus Mortati, meaning ‘playing dead’ They live now within the image.

 Olga Sienko uses a full palette of colours to portray nature in a non-natural, but more optimistic manner.

 Henryk Terpilowski uses crumpled paper, spray paint and light to create randomly organic sculptures and compositions, which in this exhibition have further evolved into strangely ethereal life forms.

 Jolanta Jagiello uses a number of metalwork techniques in her work: welding, brazing, plasma-cutting, gas oxy-acetylene cutting, and grinding.

 Elzbieta Chojak Mysko Multidisciplinary artist with knowledge of stage design, sculpture and painting, which allows her to express emotions in shape, colour and form. Her paintings go beyond the borders.

 Nikolay Nedev uses mainly metals like bronze, cooper, steel. Often he likes to work with recycled materials like car parts and matrasses springs. He is expressing his ideas through sculpture, optic art and installations

 Delfin Ortizmain interest is installation and sculpture, focusing on the qualities of light, space, reflection and repetition. He creates, through construction and deconstruction of geometric shapes, the illusion of a three-dimensional figure

 Tomek Mysko He portrays a stream of consciousness through mechanics and physical phenomenon. Exhibiting new animal Multitrumpetus Disciplinaris.

Caroline Hands is a full time visual artist who works in painting, drawing, textile, batiks, felt making, copper and enamel, mosaic, 3D, photography, book illustration and many other mediums.

 Kevin Keating The Popcorn Christ is a modern rendition of a spiritual icon using innovative materials and a expressionist form. In order to further the debate on religion and its relationship with contemporary art. I do not believe that every picture has been Painter or that every story has been told.

Maria Kaleta Her recent art works are inspired by “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” book written by Richard Bach.Free flying with eagles is a dream hidden deep in everyone’s mind.I admire just watching the birds and catching glimpses of theirsmagnificent skills.

Roslaw Szaybo is a graphic designer, illustrator and photographer. He design posters, book covers and albums. He also does satirical drawings.

 

 

TEA AND TALK EVENT – St. Mary Mags Project

TEA AND TALK EVENT – St. Mary Mags Project

Find out more about our volunteering opportunities!

14th July 2017, 3-5pm

At St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, W2 5TF

From September 2017 we will be looking for the following volunteers:

Conservation volunteers: A rare opportunity to volunteer alongside conservators to restore St Mary Magdalene’s, a beautiful Grade 1 listed church!

Heritage Pioneers: Learn research and oral history skills to bring the history and heritage of Paddington to life as a Heritage Pioneer!

The afternoon will include: 

  • A talk from the Conservation Architect
  • London Metropolitan Archives reveal some North Paddington historical secrets
  • Try a hands-on conservation activity
  • Find out more about what makes a brilliant oral historian
  • PDT Employment Advisor on hand to advise on volunteering to get back to work
  • Tea and cake!

If you think one of our volunteering roles could be for you come along to find out more. Plus tea and delicious cakes!
Download the PDF event poster here Tea and Talk Event PDT

More info and to reserve a place: lucy@pdt.org.uk – 020 3735 5175 – 07775 901 963

 

St Mary Magdalene Winter Festival

Dear Friends

First of all a huge thanks to all who have supported and attended our recent events at St Mary Magdalene’s. It’s wonderful to see the church come alive in the way that it can.

PDT with St. Mary Magdalene’ in Partnership with Westminster Adult Education Service invite you to attend the Winter Festival at St. Mary Magdalene’s.

On the 21 Saturday 1-3pm at St. Mary Magdalene’s Church you can expect to be spoiled with an array of fun activities for you and your children. Crèche, music and refreshments will be provided.

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