Bishop Jonathan’s Sermon 13th June 2019

All Soul’s Day Solemn Requiem

The Solemn Requiem in commemoration of all the faithful departed is on Saturday 2nd November at 6pm.
As usual we are joined by orchestra and choirs.
All welcome.


Sunday Services
9.30am Parish Mass every Sunday
11am Eucharist at St Peter’s, Elgin Avenue.

Family Services are at St Peter’s at 11am on:
13th October (Harvest)
3rd November
1st December (Advent Sunday)

Dedication Festivals
In October we celebrate our Dedication Festivals, and so on those Sundays we have a combined service. 6th October St. Peter’s Dedication, 11am at St Peter’s (no Mass at St. Mary Magdalene’s). 20th October St Mary Magdalene’s Dedication, 11am at St Mary Magdalene’s (no service at St Peter’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 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.