What’s on

Regular services

Thursday – 11.30am Communion in the Lady Chapel

Ideal for those who find it hard to keep standing and sitting throughout a normal service, this is a service without hymns and followed by our Lunch Club.

Sunday – 8am Said Communion

Short service of Communion quiet and meditative without hymns.

Sunday – 10am Sung Eucharist

With hymns, choir, incense, and Sermon this is a traditional service for all the family.

Sunday – Messy Church

4pm — 6pm, second Sunday in every month

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Messy Church Logo Copyright The Bible Reading Fellowship © 2017

Imagine – one night a month where no one has to make supper! Instead everyone gets to enjoy making a craft, playing a game, learning about the God who loves us, and enjoying a meal together! Messy Church is a fresh new way of experiencing church. It’s creating, worshipping and sharing a meal together. It’s for all ages. It’s fun. It’s family friendly. It happens when you arrive – the doors open at 4:00 pm but you come as you are able. Typical programme:

  • 4:00 p.m. Welcome. You may arrive anytime through the evening. You are never ‘late’ for Messy Church.
  • 4:15 p.m. Crafts and Activities for all ages and interests.
  • 5:00 p.m. Bible story and prayer with music and/or drama
  • 5:15 p.m Meal (provided)

Sunday – 6.30pm — 7.30pm Julian Contemplative Prayer Group First Sunday in the month

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Image ©  The Julian Meetings

Julian meeting are for people of all denominations — or none — who wish to join with others in contemplative silent prayer in the Christian tradition. A brief reading and / or piece of music leads into half an hour of silent prayer, followed by another reading and more silent prayer. The whole meeting lasts around an hour, and is followed by tea and coffee.

What we do is perhaps best expressed on the Julian prayer card:

Relax your body and quieten your mind.
Be open to God in the silence.
God is with you — here, now.
Do not strive or be anxious.
Be silent, be still and let God reach you.
Let God love you.

Sunday – 8.30pm — 9.30pm Sung Compline Third Sunday in the month

complineCome experience sung night prayer (compline) by candlelight.  A beautiful and contemplative way to end your weekend!

Sunday – 6.30pm — 7.30pm Occupy Adoration Fourth Sunday in the month

An opportunity for a reflective and contemplative hour of prayer in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.


Community groups

Tuesdays 1pm — 3pm Knit for Peace

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Logo © Knit For Peace (2017)

An opportunity to meet, socialise and change the world (a little) at the same time. In a relaxed and social environment we chat and knit clothing and blankets, which are then given to the charity Carriers of Hope who support Asylum seekers in our city who are experiencing real poverty and lacking the most basic personal and household facilities. Our group is made up of a diversity of ages, some come to church some don’t. We are also all at different standards in our ability to knit so don’t worry if you drop a stitch someone is on hand to pick it up again or to help you find your place on a pattern.

Tuesdays 7.15pm — 9.15pm Chapelfields Community Choir

chapelfields-community-choir-logoIf you are interested in singing, passionate about choral music performed well and want to make some new friends in the community then this choir is the place for you! No experience required, just a desire to make some music with a fun and diverse group of singers. We rehearse for just under an hour, stop for a glass of wine (or two) and then rehearse for another 30 minutes or so. At the end of rehearsal, we head to a pub for drinks and a time to get to know each other.

Wednesdays 1pm — 3pm Jolly Tots

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Do you sometimes feel isolated? Do you want to get your child used to playing with others? A safe place for children to play and socialise and for carers to meet with their peers over good coffee and cake. Space to play, toys, singing, craft, baby changing facilities, quality refreshments. Email priest@stmarymagdalen.plus.com or call 02476 673138 to register an interest in attending or for more information.

Thursdays 11.30am — 1.30pm Luncheon Club

luncheon-club-wide-shot-smallerThe club was formed on 25th April 1974 to provide aged like-minded parishioners a meeting point for a meal, chat and a Communion service. Transport was provided and the total cost was 15p. Although we don’t provide transport nowadays and the cost has risen to £2, the club is still going strong. We meet every Thursday and the Communion service commences at 11.30am for those who wish to attend, followed a little after 12 noon by the meal. The average attendance is 26 including the helpers in the kitchen and usually everyone has departed by 1.30pm.

If you would like to join this social occasion and have the ability to make your way to the church, contact us for further details, out phone number and address are at the bottom of this page.


Concerts

Sunday 16th July 2017, 7pm — 9pm Organ Concert by Laurence Caldecote

This concert will run from 7.30 — 8pm, followed by refreshments and Compline by Candlelight will start in the Lady Chapel at 8.30pm.

Sunday 17th September 2017, 7pm — 9pm Organ Concert by Tim Campain

This concert will run from 7.30 — 8pm, followed by refreshments and Compline by Candlelight will start in the Lady Chapel at 8.30pm.


Other events

No forthcoming events.