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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
St.Mary Magdalene & St.Peter’s, Paddington
HOLY WEEK 2018
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
The United Benefice of St. Mary Magdalene and St. Peter, Paddington
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
Sunday 24th December 2017, 11pm at St Peter’s
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
During the period that St. Mary Mags is closed for the conservation and building works, we will be busy running a number of exciting projects working with the community. Many of these projects will include participants creating tiles, textiles, film, audio and artworks that will become permanent features of the new building.
For further information or to register interest in taking part contact Lucy Foster on email@example.com or 020 3735 5175.
A 6-week project for those living locally to St. Mary Mag’s Church to work with artist Linda Florence to create their own beautiful tiles for the new building. See your work up on the walls once St. Mary Mag’s re-opens in Summer 2018. TILE FLYER PDF TO DOWNLOAD
All will be welcome to an Open Day at the church on 4th November, where there will be the chance to make your own tile.
Area Change Mapping Project
Maria Amidu will work with a group of Year 8 students at Westminster Academy to research the physical changes in the local area over the past 200 years. The class will then explore how this change can be represented in map form. The final design will be manufactured for permanent display in the foyer of the new building.
Oral History Project
An Oral Historian will work with a team of volunteers to interview a diverse range of people representing Paddington’s Living Heritage. These interviews will form the first ever archive of oral histories documenting life in North Paddington.
A group of local women will work with an experienced textile artist to explore different techniques, traditional and contemporary. As part of the project they will produce new textiles for both the church and new building. A partnership with Westminster Adult Education Service.
Film Project with Young People
A group of young people, working with a film maker, will explore historical archive footage and photography of the area and, inspired by this research, create their own films and photographs.
St. Mary Mags School Projects
During the works period we will be working with St. Mary Mag’s School on a number of projects, including tile making, a performance inspired by local oral histories, and a student design group and architecture challenge.
St. Mary Mags will be closed for a year for building works, however there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved! During Summer 2017 we will be building a team of volunteers to support with both the Conservation work inside the church, and our research and oral history project.
Please have a look at the roles below – we think they offer pretty unique opportunities to play a part in uncovering our heritage, gain new skills, meet new people, and be part of putting this amazing building back at the heart of the community!
For more information or a chat get in touch with Lucy Foster on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 3735 5175.
CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERING at St Mary Magdalene Church
As part of the Conservation Volunteer team you will:
- – Work as part of a group of volunteers to share a sense of achievement as you bring back to life this extraordinary historic building.
- – Be amongst the first to re-discover its original vibrant colours and fine craftsmanship.
- – Explore a range of conservation tasks, including the opportunity to work on the painted ceiling.
- – Receive training in conservation principles and techniques.
- – Learn about careers in conservation, and the wider heritage and cultural sectors, while also gaining skills and experience transferable to other future employment.
This will suit people who….
Like working as part of a team, but also thrive when working independently. Those who love the challenge of learning new skills and contributing something to their community! Plus those with an interest in historic buildings and their care, or those interested in pursuing a career in conservation. All training is given – no prior experience is necessary.
Time commitment: will vary to suit volunteer needs. Minimum 4 hour session.
Do you enjoy talking to people and hearing their stories? Do you think you could help make community history lively and engaging for visitors?
We are looking for a team of volunteers to help with research and interviewing local people to bring the history of Paddington and St Mary Magdalene’s Church to life.
As a Heritage Pioneer you will:
- – Work as part of a team, and independently, to research the history of the Paddington area, its people, and the church.
- – Learn oral history skills and collect interviews, including recording, documenting and editing.
- – Work alongside the project team and other volunteers to turn research findings into appealing content for themed exhibitions.
- – Receive travel and subsistence for research visits to London Metropolitan Archives.
- – Benefit from training and development opportunities to support you in carrying out the role.
- – Be an ambassador for the Paddington’s Living Heritage at St Mary Magdalene Project.
This role will suit people who….
Have an interest in community history, the history of the church and the heritage of Paddington, and who think they would enjoy using archives for research. Or those with an interest in talking to a diverse range of people about their experiences and collecting their oral histories. Those who would like to learn more about sharing knowledge with visitors in a lively way both online and through exhibitions.
Time commitment: will vary to suit volunteer needs. Anticipate a minimum of a day commitment per month, but this is flexible to fit in with your schedule. Additional time will be required for training.
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.