You have many options at St. Mary Magdalene's because we offer a mass - also sometimes called a eucharist or a service of Holy Communion - every day of the week. Our services have different styles of worship; some are quiet and reflective, others more relaxed and informal, while still others are famous for their solemn rituals and musical traditions with Gregorian chant, choral masses from composers like Palestrina, Victoria, and Byrd, and soaring music from our recently restored historic pipe organ.
We want you to feel comfortable when you visit. The style of our worship is known as Anglo-Catholic. The clergy wear robes known as vestments and and there are sights and sounds that may be new to you, especially if you visit the traditional Sunday mass at 11.00 am for the first time.
If you are worried as to what to do, you can relax. Someone will greet you when you come in with a leaflet that tells you what is happening. You will find that participants do different things like kneeling or standing at different times and you can follow in ways that feel comfortable to you.
You can wear what you like. You can arrive early or late, come in for part of the service and leave before it's over. When services are not going on, you are welcome to come in and enjoy the quiet.