Easter Services at both St. Mary Magdalene’s
St. Peter’s Church.
14th April Palm Sunday: Blessing of Palms at St Mary Magdalene’s at 10.30 followed by Procession to St Peter’s for Combined Eucharist at 11am.
15th Holy Monday: Stations of the Cross at St Mary Magdalene’s at 8pm.
18th Maundy Thursday: Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Stripping of the Altars at St Mary Magdalene’s at 8pm.
19th Good Friday: Children’s Service at St Mary Magdalene’s at 10am.
An Hour at the Cross at St Peter’s at 11am.
Ecumenical Service at Maida Hill Piazza at 12.15pm.
Liturgy of the Passion at St Mary Magdalene’s at 2pm.
20th Holy Saturday: Solemn Liturgy of Easter, Vigil and First Mass of Easter, at St Mary Magdalene’s at 8pm.
21st Easter Day: Mass of the Resurrection at St Mary Magdalene’s at 9.30.
Easter Eucharist at St Peter’s at 11am.
Worship at St. Mary Magdalene’s
Our usual Sunday worship is the Parish Mass at 9.30am. Our Children’s Church go out to their activities in the Old Vestries during the opening hymn and then return at the Peace. On occasions we have a Family Mass for which the children stay in church and take part in leading the service. We sing the Gregory Murray Folk Mass with both modern and traditional hymns from a variety of sources, and while our style is definitely Anglo-Catholic, with a dignified ceremonial, we aim for our worship to be both relaxed and easy for newcomers to come to terms with. We try to worship God in the beauty of holiness and in the language of our people.
During the week, Evening Prayer is said on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5.30pm, and Morning Prayer on Mondays at 8.30 and Wednesday to Friday at 8.15. Weekday Mass are on Wednesdays at 9am, and there is a School Mass at 9am on Thursdays. St.Mary Magdalene’s Primary School normally worship in church every Tuesday in term time at 9am.
An annual feature of worship at St. Mary Magdalene’s is the High Mass on All Souls’ Day, where we are joined by the St.Mary Magdalene Music Society, with their Orchestra and Choir, together with the boys of Sussex House School Choir, in the liturgical performance of a French 19th century Requiem Mass. This tradition goes back more than 30 years, to when Maurice Durufle was associated with the church.