SMM Refugee Response Link

We are an Anglican Church in the anglo-catholic tradition, with rich liturgical and musical traditions and heritage. Our website will help you find out more about the life of this community. We invite you to be part of any of the services and other events happening at the Church of St Mary Magdalene.

For more information about individual events, please read our weekly announcements.


Thursday, 8 October
7.15 am Mass
10.00 am La Messa (Italian)
* 6.00 pm Centering Prayer (Adult Christian Formation)

Friday, 9 October
6.00 pm Mass

Saturday, 10 October
10.00 am Mass

Sunday, 11 October – Pentecost XX
8.00 am Said Mass
9.30 am Sung Mass
11.00 am Solemn Mass
- Prelude Johann Sebastian Bach, Nun danket alle Gott
- Mass Healey Willan, Missa brevis III
- Motet Thomas Talllis, If ye love me
- Postlude Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Nun danket alle Gott


Monday, 12 October (Thanksgiving)
10.00 am Mass
* 4.00 pm Thanksgiving Dinner (Outreach & Social Justice)

Tuesday, 13 October
7.15 am Mass

Wednesday, 14 October
10.00 am Mass
* 11.00 am Wednesday Morning Discussion Group (Adult Christian Formation)

Sunday, 18 October – Solemnity of the Feast of the Dedication of SMM (1948)
8.00 am Said Mass
10.00 am Procession & Solemn Parish Mass
- Prelude Healey Willan, Aeterna Christi munera
- Mass Healey Willan, Missa brevis X (In dedicatione Ecclesiae SMM 1948)
- Motet Healey Willan, Behold, the tabernacle of God
- Postlude Healey Willan, Urbs Hierusalem beata

Sunday, 1 November – All Saints’ Day
8.00 am Said Mass
9.30 am Procession & Sung Mass
11.00 am Procession & Solemn Mass
4.00 pm Organ Recital
4.30 pm Solemn Evensong & Benediction

Monday, 2 November – All Souls’ Day
7.15 am Requiem Mass
10.00 am Requiem Mass
6.00 pm Solemn Requiem Mass

Sunday, 22 November – Feast of Christ the King
8.00 am Said Mass
9.30 am Procession & Sung Mass
11.00 am Procession & Solemn Mass

Daily Mass at St Mary Magdalene’s

Mass is celebrated each and every day at St Mary Magdalene’s, at the following times:

Monday 6.00 pm
Tuesday 7.15 am followed by breakfast
Wednesday 10.00 am followed by Bible Study
Thursday 7.15 am followed by breakfast
”               ” 10.00 am La Messa (Italian; Portuguese on the last Thursday of the Month)
Friday 6.00 pm
Saturday 10.00 am

On public holidays, mass is celebrated at 10.00 am.

Throughout the year we celebrate certain feast days with masses as special times. This page will help keep you up-to-date.



Refugee Crisis Response

We are heartened by your many responses of concern. Suggestions have included another parish sponsorship, including a collaborative one with another Christian or Jewish congregation, or setting up immediate links for financial contributions. We have contacted the diocese to learn of other opportunities.

Our previous sponsorships have come through the AURA, (www.auraforrefugees.org) a Canadian charitable organization assisting the Anglican and United Churches in the sponsorship and resettlement of refugees.

Currently AURA has a limited number of Syrian refugees approved. The diocese stresses the need to keep pressure on all political parties in the midst of the election to expedite the approval process. The national church has produced a series of questions to ask your local candidates. http://www.anglican.ca/publicwitness/election2015/resource/

A parish sponsorship requires specific resources. Currently these involve a financial commitment of about $30,000 and a strong volunteer team on the ground. We value your feedback and willingness to help.

To this end, a SMM Refugee Response Team has been struck to receive suggestions and offers of assistance and to provide leadership to the SMM Community as we move forward to address the crisis in the short-term and the medium-term.

The members of the SMM Refugee Response Team are Basia Halliop (Chair), Brian Clarke, Heather McGregor, Allan Risk, Alana McCord (warden) and Mother Lisa and Father David. Please feel free to speak to any member of this team.

The Team held its first meeting last Wednesday. We are surveying the congregation to see if we have both the capacity and interest for a refugee sponsorship project in this parish. (The survey is available HERE.)

In the meantime, those who would like to donate to the Anglican Church’s existing refugee relief program are invited to do so through the PWRDF website (pwrdf.org) or by calling toll-free at 1.866.308.7973.