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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.


To read our current What’s On brochure (everything we have planned from October to Christmas) please click here:

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Please Note:
The Parish Office will be closed on Thursday, 23 November, and Friday, 24 November,
while the Parish Administrator is on vacation.


Monday, 20 November
6.00 pm

Tuesday, 21 November
7.15 am Mass
* 7.00 pm Collegium Magdalenae: Introduction to Ecotheology (Spiritual Growth for Adults)

Wednesday, 22 November
10.00 am Mass
* 11.00 am Wednesday Morning Discussion Group (Spiritual Growth for Adults)

Thursday, 23 November
7.15 am Mass
10.00 am La Messa (Italian)
* 6.00 pm Centering Prayer (Spiritual Growth for Adults)

Friday, 24 November
6.00 pm Mass

Saturday, 25 November
10.00 am Mass

Sunday, 26 November – Feast of Christ the King
8.00 am Said Mass
9.30 am Procession & Sung Mass
11.00 am Procession & Solemn Mass
- Prelude Rolande Facinelli, Choral-prélude à l’introït de la Messe de Christ-Roi
- Mass Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Missa super Ut, re, me, fa, sol, la
- Motet Edward Bairstow, Let all mortal flesh keep silence
- Postlude Marcel Lanquetuit, Toccata en ré majeur 


Sunday, 3 December – Advent I
* Bring a friend to church!

8.00 am Said Mass
9.30 am Sung Mass (All Ages)
11.00 am Litany in Procession & Solemn Mass
Prelude Jeanne Demessieux, Rorate coeli
- Mass Antonio Lotti, Missa brevis in D minor
- Motet Ralph Vaughan Williams, This is the truth sent from above
- Postlude Johann Sebastian Bach, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 659
4.00 pm Organ Recital
- Nico Muhly, Seven O antiphon preludes
4.30 pm Solemn Evensong, Advent Carols, & Benediction
- Introit Matin responsory after Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
- Canticles Plainsong with fauxbourdons
- Carol James Kennerley, Adam lay ybounden
- Carol Jacob Handl, Ecce concipies
- Carol Barry Ferguson, People look east
- Motet Paul Manz, E’en so Lord Jesus, quickly come
- Divine Praises John Kitchen
- Postlude Johannes Brahms, Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen
* After each mass Liturgy Moments: What is the season of Advent all about? (Spiritual Growth for Adults)

Friday, 8 December – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
6.00 pm Procession & Solemn Mass
- Introit Healey Willan, Ave maris stella
- Mass Hans Leo Hassler, Missa super Dixit Maria
- Motet Charles Wood, Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary
- Postlude Léonce de Saint-Martin, Alma Redemptoris mater
… followed by a pot-luck supper.

Sunday, 10 December – Advent II
8.00 am Said Mass
9.30 am Sung Mass
11.00 am Solemn Mass
- Prelude Marcel Dupré, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
- Mass Healey Willan, Missa brevis II
- Motet Healey Willan, Lo, in the time appointed
- Postlude Johann Sebastian Bach, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 660

Sunday, 17 December – Advent III
8.00 am Said Mass
9.30 am Sung Mass
11.00 am Solemn Mass
- Prelude Flor Peeters, Veni Emmanuel
- Mass Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Missa de Beata Virgine
- Motet Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Fuit homo missus a Deo
- Postlude Johann Sebastian Bach, Wachet auf

Sunday, 24 December – Advent IV / Christmas Eve
8.00 am Said Mass (Advent IV)
10.00 am Solemn Parish Mass (Advent IV)
4.00 pm Sung Mass with Pageant & Carols (Christmas Eve)
11.00 pm Solemn Midnight Mass & Procession (Christmas Eve)
- Preludes Noëls
Louis-Claude Daquin, X Noël (Bon Joseph, écoutez-moi)
Louis-Claude Daquin, I Noël (A la venuë de Noël)
Louis-Claude Daquin, VIII Noël étranger
Louis-Claude Daquin, IV Noël (Noël, cette journée)
Louis-Claude Daquin, XII Noël Suisse (O Dieu de clémence)
Félix-Alexandre Guilmant, Offertoire sur deux noëls
- Mass Thomas Tallis, Missa sine nomine
- Motet William Byrd, This day Christ was born
- Motet Herbert Howells, Sing lullaby
- Postlude Henri Mulet, Carillon-sortie

Monday, 25 December – Christmas Day
8.00 am Said Mass
10.00 am Sung Mass with Carols

Sunday, 31 December – Christmas I
8.00 am Said Mass
9.30 am Sung Mass
11.00 am Solemn Mass
- Prelude Johann Michael Bach, In dulci jubilo
- Mass Healey Willan, Missa brevis I
- Motet Healey Willan, Here are we in Bethlehem
- Postlude Johann Sebastian Bach, In dulci jubilo

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.