Christmas Services 2019
Carols by Candlelight
Sunday 15th December 6pm at St Mary Magdalene’s.
A feast of traditional carols, with the Corisande Singers, followed by mince pies and mulled wine.
Specially for children with prayers at the crib and the Christmas tree.
Tuesday 24th December at 11pm at St Mary Magdalene’s.
Midnight Mass of the Nativity
Tuesday 24th December at 11pm at St Mary Magdalene’s
The traditional First Mass of Christmas.
Eucharist of Christmas Morning
Wednesday 25th December at 11am at St Peter’s.
Eucharist of the Holy Family
Sunday 29th December at 11am at St Peter’s.
Solemn Mass of the Epiphany
Sunday 5th January at 11am at St Mary Magdalene’s.
9.30am Parish Mass every Sunday
11am Eucharist at St Peter’s, Elgin Avenue.
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 normally said at 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
Mass is said at 8.30am on Wednesday.
There is a School Mass on most Mondays in term time at 9.10am.
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.