Latest Notices


Prayer the power house of action – You are warmly invited to come and pray on Saturday mornings 9. 00 am – 10.00 am. This is a vital time of prayer for the work and ministry of the church.

THE BRIDGE our Diocesan newspaper is available for collection.

Easter Eve, Saturday 20th April  9–10am Prayer in Church

10-11.30am Decorate the church with flowers

8pm Service of Light


10.30 am Combined All Age Service of Holy Communion – John 20: 1 – 18

For your prayers:

  • For Amanda Johnson preaching this Sunday

  • Praise God for his glorious promise of resurrection life

  • Give thanks for one another, that he lives in us and we in him

  • Give thanks for the Hope we have in Jesus that is with us always.

  • Pray for the plans for renewing our building.

  • Pray for those who are offering themselves for PCC and Warden, as sidespeople and on to the coffee rotas.  

  • Pray for the Catholic Church in France to see new life coming after the devastating fire at Notre Dame. 

  • Pray for those who are sick, bereaved and suffering at this time especially Phil Dent, Edward Seward, Adrian Millward, Betty Lawson, Florence Reid, James Price, Molly Klidzia, Gwen Fisher, Shauna Brown, Larressa Fletcher, Fred Salliss, Heather Langdon, Melanie Taylor, Wendy Farndale, Janis Sinden, Sandy Juriansz, Alison Wooster, William Milne, Edris Bascombe, Clementina Odesanya and Grace Walker, and in particular the family and friends of Doreen Hedgecombe.

SUNDAY 28th APRIL 2019 – 2nd Sunday of Easter


10.30 am Combined All Age Service of Holy Communion– John 20: 19- end

- Believing Jesus

Followed by soup and bread, and the:

12.15pm Annual Parochial Church Meeting – Magdalene Centre

6.30pm Service of Prayer and Reflection




Thursday 25th April 2.00 – 4.00pm Café Matinee

8pm Good Read Group

Saturday 27th April 9.00–10.00am Prayer in Church



A very big thanks to all of you for taking part in our Holy Week and Easter services. This has been great opportunity for gifts to be shared in many different ways, from running the Messy Easter Party, to arranging flowers, to putting on our Passover meal, leading reflective prayer services, being on duty to open up and close the buildings for services and events, to preparing talks, music, readings, working on the sound desk, providing refreshments, getting the admin for each event service done efficiently – and more besides. Thank you - it has been wonderful week.

CAFÉ MATINEE on Thursday 25th April at 2pm will be showing an inspirational American comedy-drama film which follows a boy with Treacher Collins syndrome trying to fit in. Tea & cakes are provided as well as comfortable seats.  If anyone has a DVD of a wholesome family film suitable for church viewing, please submit your suggestion(s) to Chris Rutter (

The Good Read Group is meeting at 8.00pm on Thursday 25th April at Lyn’s house to discuss ‘Splash’ by Stephen Glover. The book for May is ‘The Empty House’ by Rosamunde Pilcher. All women are welcome. Contact Jennie Rutter for further details.

Floating Shelter Did you help at the Floating Shelter this year? Up to 6 helpers from St. Mary’s have been invited to Afternoon Tea at the Crystal Palace Football Club ground on Thursday 2nd May from 3-5pm as a thank you from Croydon Council. Please contact Ron Striebig or Chris Rutter if you would like to attend.

APCM on April 28th after the morning service – Trudy has come to the end of her time as Church warden. She has been a faithful and wise warden and we offer her our gratitude and love. There are three places on the PCC and one position as Church Warden to fill. Nominations forms will be available at the entrances to the church.

SAVE THE DATE Saturday June 15th 9.30 pm - 4 pm  A day of Blessing! St Mary Magdalene Church with guest speaker Kate Patterson.  Kate has been in ministry for 20 years or more. She worked alongside her husband who was the vicar at Holy Trinity, Richmond. Kate has a great deal of experience in helping others to deepen their faith in the midst of the everyday challenges of life. She received her degree at Oxford and later studied for ministry at Trinity Theological Bristol alongside her husband. She is a gifted writer and speaker. Her book "The promise of Blessing' is excellent and worth reading. she writes a blog online. She works part time with St Mellitus theological college and for the Trust set up around her recent book. 

We will be running the day with Kate here at St Mary's. Please keep this date and your sign up opportunity will be available straight after Easter.

Advanced Diary Note – Backpackers our Summer Holiday Club will be the week beginning 29th July 2019. We will need lots of helpers. Please email Val if you are able to be part of the team for part or all of the week. Thank you.

House Party at Bethany School, Goudhurst, Kent for Young People in Years 7 - 13. From 17th – 25th August. Cost £295 per person, bursaries are available. More details from Jen Welby.


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How can I support this Church financially? If St Mary’s is your spiritual home, please consider giving regularly by Standing Order, or through the Free Will Offering Envelope Scheme. Our bank details are: St Mary Magdalene with St Martins PCC. Sort Code: 40-52-40. A/c No: 00028724. These details can also be used for one-off transfers. If you are a UK taxpayer, please give your name as a reference, and complete an enduring covenant that will enable us to recover Gift Aid. Other methods of giving are available.  Please speak to Christopher Hunt, or email for more information.

Are you in a Life Group? This is an excellent way of making new friends, growing in the Christian faith and getting involved in the life of St. Mary’s and its mission in the local community. All of us are encouraged to be part of a Life Group. To find out more details contact Amanda