St Mary Magdalene Holy Week

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Sunday 9th April: Palm Sunday
10.30am Blessing of Palms at St.Mary Mags and Procession to St.Peter’s.

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Monday 10th 8pm Stations of the Cross, St.Mary Mags.
Tuesday 11th  5.30pm Evening Prayer, St.Mary Mags.
Wednesday 12th  9am Mass, St.Mary Mags.
Thursday 13th Maunday Thursday 8pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper, St Mary Mags.
Friday 14th Good Friday 10am Children’s Service, St Mary Mags. 11am An Hour at the Cross, St. Peter’s. 12.15pm Ecumenical Service, Maida Hill Market. 2pm Liturgy of the Passion, St Mary Mags.

Saturday 15th Holy Saturday 8pm Vigil and First Mass of Easter, St Mary Mags.
Sunday 16th Easter Day 9.30am Solemn Mass of Easter, St Mary Mags

Confessions by appointment.
Fr.Henry Everett, Vicar. 020 72691818

 

 

St Mary Magdaline on shortlist to receive heritage grant

Paddington church represents London on shortlist to receive heritage grant

st_marymags_webA historic church in Paddington has become the only church in London to be shortlisted for a new £10,000 grant from the National Churches Trust.

The Grade I listed St Mary Magdalene’s Church in Paddington is the only church in the capital, and one of only five nationwide, to be shortlisted to receive the Friends Grant. The purpose of the grant is to provide additional support for churches which have previously received funding from the NCT, and are carrying out extensive restoration and expansion work.

St Mary Magdalene’s was previously awarded a £40,000 grant from the NCT, to help fund a project for the restoration of the historic fabric of the building, cleaning and restoring the stunning interior. This is part of a wider project backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund that includes the construction of a new annex to provide new facilities and meeting rooms, allowing St Mary Magdalene’s to increase its provision in the local community.

The contenders shortlisted for the Friends Grant include churches based in Derby, Wirral, Paisley and Gloucester, with only St Mary Magdalene’s representing London. The recipient of the grant will be chosen by the Friends of the National Churches Trust, with the winner being announced on 3 July.

Fr Henry Everett, Priest at St Mary Magdalene’s church said:

“We are delighted to have been recognised out of all the churches in London and shortlisted for this grant. The funding we have received so far will allow us to help restore St Mary Magdalene’s church to its former glory, and also begin expanding our facilities so that we can play a much greater pastoral and cultural role in the community. There are countless historic churches in London which do vital work, and we are very grateful for the NCT for choosing St Mary Magdalene’s as a potential recipients for this new grant.”

If you are a Friend of the National Churches Trust you can vote for St Mary Magdalene’s Church via the National Churches Trust website. If you are interested in learning more about the church’s restoration project you can do so by visiting their website.

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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Revive! invites a discovery and exploration of the mysterious crypt underneath St Mary Magdalene Church

Revive! invites a discovery and exploration of the mysterious crypt underneath St Mary Magdalene Church built by George Edmund Street, a highly original, influential and radical Gothic Revivalist architect.

The artists have created site-specific works to reinvent and reinterpret this intimate space exploring issues such as ritual and spirituality, memory and presence, death and transfiguration and the notion of revivalism in our post-Brexit Britain and after Trump victory.

Revive! is the second part of a two-fold project began by Pompe and devised in reaction to Frieze Art Fair. The Dionysian procession led its followers along Regent’s Park canal via a series of performances and culminated in the crypt where Revive! will take place.

Participating artists: STASIS, Pavel Pepperstein, Adam Barker-Mill, Hans Rosenström, Carolyn Barker-Mill, Alan Magee, Jonathan McCree, Niklas Gustafson and Col Self.

Galitzine MacKenzie’s exhibitions are often motivated by a desire to draw attention to and include local communities. Revive! continues this ambition. The church, together with the Paddington Development Trust, are raising funds to create a community and heritage hub in order to enrich, regenerate and bring greater cultural cohesion to the local area as well as to support the restoration of the Grade 1 listed church building. Revive! aims to draw attention to this cause and the project will reach out to various vibrant community groups active in the area.

Please donate generously here to their cause and help make this project a reality.

Revive! at St Mary Magdalene Church, Rowington Close

December 18, 2016

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Christmas Services

Christmas Services at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Paddington

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A Feast of Carols
Christmas Carol Service by Candlelight,
Sunday 18th December at 6pm
Mince Pies and Mulled Wine served

The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Midnight Mass
Saturday 24th December at 11pm

Epiphany
Sunday 8th January at 11am

Solemn Mass in commemoration of all the departed

All Souls’ Day

On Wednesday evening the 2nd of November the community came together and a Solemn Mass was held at the St Mary Magdalene Church, Paddington, in commemoration of all the departed. The orchestra and choir of the St.Mary Magdalene Music Society, and Sussex House Choir, performed the Requiem by Gabriel Faure. After the mass a private viewing of Carolyn Barker-Mill’s new paintings and works were shown in the crypt of this magnificent church. The exhibition will run from the 3-8th November.

Carolyn Barker-Mill Bryher and Beyond

Carolyn Barker-Mill
Bryher and Beyond

New paintings and works on paper private view 2nd November 9pm exhibition runs 3-8th November, 11am-6pm the Crypt, St Mary Magdalene Church, Rowington Close, Little Venice, W2.

Step through the wardrobe door or rather into the dark mysterious crypt of St Mary Magdalene Church in Paddington to enter not Narnia but two equally far flung, exotic and romantic worlds; Bryher on the Isles of Scilly and New Mexico. New work painted en plain air in sometimes testing conditions by Barker-Mill, brings the colour, romance and energy of these lands into the surprising environment of a grade 1 listed Victorian high gothic church in Little Venice. The intimate scale of the paintings echo our place in the world and their tenderness and fragility evoke our own relationships and feelings of wonder towards our loved ones and nature. An added bonus is that before the private view on 2nd November at 9pm, there will be an opportunity to hear Faure’s Requiem performed liturgically in the full orchestral version as a Solemn Mass for All Souls’ Day, starting at 7.30 in the Victorian Splendour of St Mary Magdalene Church.

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Pompe, Pompe, Pompe with Galitzine Mackenzie in the spirit of Dionysus!

A tragic-comic canal procession of art performances and music from Regents Park to a remarkable crypt underneath Saint Mary Magdalene Church.

Be a part of Pompe – the name given to the processional element of the events practiced by the cult of Dionysus.

Together we will celebrate the spirit of Art and using fleeting nature of performances mock the domineering commercialism in the art world represented by Frieze Art Fair.

The site of Frieze will be the departure point for the canal boat ‘Dazzler’ captained by a canal resident Robert Salomon. Pompe will encounter performances by young artists, musicians and dancers on bridges and tow paths referencing and
including members of the local community and landmarks.

For Pompe Dionysus is present in his role as the great liberator from the self-conscious; his wine, music and dance frees his followers and subverts the oppressive restraints of the powerful. He is the protector of those who do not belong to conventional society and symbolises the chaotic, dangerous and unexpected acting as a perfect rebel figure. Thus, Pompe aims to reinforce the power of contemporary art and help liberate it from subservience to commercial forces and government stipulations.

Neil Luck & Adam de la Cour, Zoe Marden, STASIS, Imogen Lloyd, James St Findlay & Harvey Lancaster Rous, Well Suited, Guilded Music and Eloise Lawson.

St Mary Magdalene Church in Paddington

Pompe is made possible thanks to the support of St Mary Magdalene Church.

The church, together with Paddington Development Trust, is raising funds to create a community and heritage hub as well as support restoration of the church building.

It is a Grade 1 listed church and is recognised as an outstanding example of Neo-Gothic architecture. This Development Project aims to transform the building into a heritage, community, culture and arts hub in order to enrich, regenerate and bring greater cultural cohesion to the local area.
Please donate generously here to help make

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Magic of Light view images

Rickshaw House Gallery  presented art in new, uncharted forms between June – July 2016. The exhibition celebrated light and our relationship with it, including the symbolism attached to the symbiotic nature of light and darkness. The exhibition included play with coloured lights, lasers and shadows; due to the upcoming renovation of St Mary Magdalene’s Church in Paddington, this event was the last chance to see such a unique exhibition in this beautiful venue and as you can see, was very popular and well attended.