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.’
On Sunday 15th August, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we were delighted to welcome the Bishop of Fulham. Not only did Bishop Jonathan celebrate and preach, but he also consecrated our new altar, which you can see in the photo. The altar has been funded by the Barker-Mill Foundation, and was made by A J Brett & Co. It is made from limed English oak, and incorporates the marble altar stone from a previous altar at St Mary Mags, and a relic of St Teresa of Kolkata. Its design echoes the balustrade built by Martin Travers in the 1920s.
This was our Benefice Christingle Service, in the rain, at St Peter’s Primary School (by kind invitation of the Head Teacher) and with the considerable assistance of Happy Lizzy Events Planning. We raised a few pounds for the Children’s Society, and spread the message of Christmas.
All devices will be held in-person in a socially-distanced arrangement, and a number of the services will also be live-streamed.
Services at Mary Magdalene’sChurch
Each Sunday during Advent Mass – 9.30am (live-streamed online)
Sunday 20 December: Carol Service by Candlelight – 6pm Thursday 24 December: Midnight Mass – 11pm (live-streamed online) Sunday 3 January 2021: Mass and Procession for Epiphany – 11am (live-streamed online)
Services at St Peter’s
Wednesday 16 December: Christingle Service at St Peter’s School, Chippenham Mews – 5pm Friday 25 December: Mass of the Nativity at St Peter’s Church, Elgin Avenue – 11am (live-streamed online) Sunday 27th December: Sunday Mass at St Peter’s, Elgin Avenue – 11am (live streamed online)
Parishioners at churches in a London borough with huge disparities between rich and poor have spoken about how they have been helped through the coronavirus crisis by our Food For London Now campaign.
Two churches one in Kensington and Chelsea, St Mary of the Angels and St Peter’s, (in north Westminster) worked with our appeal partner charity, The Felix Project, to deliver food to vulnerable people in the local community.
You can read the full article on the Evening Standard website on the link below …
Our public Sunday services Sunday start at 10.30 am at St Mary Magdalene’s. We shall continue to stream services, as we know that a number of you cannot come to church yet, so you will receive the usual mailings this weekend.
We have organised the seats to adhere to 2m social distancing, but obviously if you come with your family you can move seats together. We can take 100 people, so there will be room for everyone. Please enter through the south-west porch, on Rowington Close. If you cannot use the steps, please alert a sidesperson, and we will enable you to use the lift in the extension. Please bring your own hand sanitizer, if you can, as we shall need you to sanitize on entry, and before Communion (there will be sanitizer in church, but it’s easier to use your own). We need to make a note of your attendance as you come in, so please be patient. If you aren’t on the church electoral roll, please tell the sidespeople your name and phone number. Please take your service sheet home with you; do not leave it in church. Please do not hang around in church at the end of the service, but exit through the north porch. We are not able to sing, but there will be plenty of music at the service, and we shall encourage you to hum (with your mouth closed). When queueing please stand 2m from the person in front. We cannot make special provision for children’s church yet. There will be no refreshments after Mass. The lavatories are available for use. We are taking all necessary measures to make sure that our worship is safe. The PCCs have discussed the reopening, and a risk assessment is being carried out. If you have any questions, please do email me.
These arrangements are necessarily provisional. Until we can safely use St Peter’s again, we shall be having combined services at St Mary Mags, but we shall be constantly reviewing the details. If you have any observations or suggestions, please email me.