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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Gold Medallists

The conservation project at St Mary Magdalene’s has been awarded the prestigious King of Prussia’s Gold Medal for church architecture, which recognises the best conservation project in a church in the UK in the past year.
King Frederick William IV of Prussia gave the medal in 1857, and it is now awarded annually by the National Churches Trust and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association.
At an awards ceremony at St Mellitus’ College, at which HRH the Duke of Gloucester presided, the medal was given by Prince Nicholas Von Preussen. Fr Henry was accompanied by Bethan Watson of Caroe Architects, and Lewis Proudfoot of Cliveden Conservation.

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Fr.Henry Everett.
Vicar of St.Mary Magdalene & St.Peter, Paddington.
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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.

Tribute to John Julius, Lord Norwich

We are very sad to hear of the death on 1 June of our patron John Julius, Lord Norwich.

Lord Norwich liked to tell the story of first visiting St Mary Magdalene’s Church with the poet Sir John Betjeman in the 1950s, a time when Victorian architecture was under grave threat. Betjeman opined that the church was “a corker”, the architect George Edmund Street at his very best, and must be protected. Lord Norwich duly took up the baton from Sir John. Years later when the St Mary Magdalene appeal was launched to fund the conservation and redevelopment of the church, it was fitting that he became patron.  We were hugely honoured to have his support, not least considering his reputation and achievements in the cause of cultural heritage on a much larger European and world stage.
He gave important help to St Mary Magdalene’s at a critical juncture. In 2016 a £3.6m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund hung in the balance, with a deadline looming to show that we could raise enough match funding towards our building works. Lord Norwich led the charge that, in the nick of time, got us over the line, working actively and assiduously to bring in all-important grants and pledges that secured the church’s future. Whatever he promised to John Betjeman, he delivered on his word. We could not thank him enough.
Lord Norwich led a full life, and achieved many things. He was an immensely likable man of warmth and friendliness. It was a privilege to have him with us, and he will be missed and remembered at St Mary Magdalene’s.

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Lord Norwich (centre) at the St Mary Magdalene Church ground-breaking ceremony in November 2017.

All Churches New Website

All Churches new website features St Mary Magdalene’s in Paddington

On a cold day in December 2017, Allchurches Trust attended a ground-breaking ceremony that had been 10 years in the planning. St Mary Magdalene’s Church on the edge of the canal at Paddington, between Little Venice on one side and the Warwick Estate on the other and not far from Grenfell Tower, is finally undergoing a major restoration.

Please visit the new All Churches new website to read more and look at the amazing images of St. Mary Magdalene’s Church

 

Easter Holy Week 2018 

St.Mary Magdalene & St.Peter’s, Paddington

HOLY WEEK 2018

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Sunday 25th March: Palm Sunday

10.30am Blessing of Palms at St.Mary Mags         and Procession to Eucharist at St.Peter’s.

Monday 26th          7.30pm Stations of the Cross, St.Mary Mags.

Tuesday 27th          10am Eucharist, St.Peter’s.

5.30pm Evening Prayer, St.Mary Mags.

Wednesday 28th    7.30pm Eucharist, St.Peter’s.

Thursday 29th   Maundy Thursday

7.30pm Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper, St.Peter’s.

Friday 30th   Good Friday

11am An Hour at the Cross, St.Peter’s.

12.15pm Ecumenical Service, Maida Hill Market.

2pm Liturgy of the Passion, St.Mary Mags.

Sunday 1st April Easter Day

9.30am Solemn Mass of Easter, St.Mary Mags.

11am Eucharist of Easter Day, St.Peter’s.

Confessions by appointment.

Fr.Henry Everett, Vicar. 020 72691818

Christmas Services 2017

 

The United Benefice of St. Mary Magdalene and St. Peter, Paddington

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Feast of Carols-Christmas Carol
Service by Candlelight

Sunday 17th December 2017, 6pm at St Peter’s

Crib Service and Christingle

Friday 22nd December 2017, 5pm at St Peter’s

The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Midnight Mass

Sunday 24th December 2017, 11pm at St Peter’s

Christmas Eucharist

Monday 25th December 2017, 11am at St Peter’s

First Sunday of Christmas

Sunday 31st December 2017

9:30am at St Mary Magdalene

11am at St Peter’s

Epiphany-The Journey of the Magi

Sunday 7th January 2018

10:30am at St Mary Magdalene with a procession to St Peter’s

St Mary Magdalene Church, Rowington Close, W2 5TF

St Peter’s Church, ElginAvenue, W9 2DB

Vicar: Fr. Henry Everett

 

 

 

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.