Welcome to St Mary Magdalene, Enfield
We are open on Sunday mornings
between 10am and 12noon
for private prayer
Following careful planning and hard work in getting us ready by Dave and Gill Bird, Peter Lamb and Alison Reeve we are now in a position to be open for private prayer every Sunday from 10am - 12noon. There will be a one way system in operation, entry through the South door and exit through the West door.
We will, of course, be following Government and the Bishop's guidance on the care to be taken when coming together to pray privately. Do not feel you must come, please bear in mind this is not a compulsory act and your health and well being are our paramount priority.
We are providing hand sanitiser on the way in and out, but if you would like to bring your own please do so and use it at the appropriate time. We have a few face masks that can be provided if you don't have one, but please do bring your own if possible.
If you are able to, we do need volunteers to welcome, provide guidance through the church and help maintain safety - rather like a sides person would. If you feel you are able to help and would be willing to be put on a rota, we envisage two people as a minimum per shift of 10am-11am and another 11am-12noon (you can do a 'double shift' if you wish). Opening and closing of the church will be covered.
If you are able to volunteer please contact Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org who will arrange with you available date and set up the rota.
We don't know when we will be able to resume some kind of service - guidelines are being drawn up but we are not rushing into this - however, we do hope to continue with private prayer for the foreseeable future and the weekly online service will be continuing as a regular feature on the website.
Stay safe and keep well.
Latest News on Events
Our Sunday Services are available on the website. Please click the button below.
We are open for private prayer on Sundays between 10am and 12noon.
All other events have been cancelled or postponed.
Please check back for more news on future events.
The “Spanish” Influenza in Enfield, 1918 -1919
Just over 100 years ago the world faced a pandemic in the form of the unfortunately named "Spanish" Flu (it didn't originate in Spain but is thought to have originated in an Army barracks in Kansas USA). How did the pandemic affect the people of Enfield? A fascinating article by our archivist Joy Heywood is now available
ASK Force - How we are managing the current Coronavirus situation
Latest news from our curate, Maureen
We are now in an Interregnum
It is with mixed emotions, both happy and sad, that we announce that our vicar, Gordon, has moved from St Mary Magdalene Enfield to take up his new post at Rochester Cathedral as Canon Chancellor. Gordon has served as our vicar for 17 years and will be greatly missed for his compassion and leadership. Gordon was licensed on Saturday 13 June by Bishop James Langstaff, Bishop of Rochester. We wish Gordon, Jessica and Maria all the very best for their future in Rochester. We're sure God will open the path for Gordon to be effective in his new role.
Saint Mary Magdalene Church, Enfield, is a Church of England, Anglican Church serving the area from Enfield Chase to Chase Farm Hospital.
Find a warm welcome in the parish of Enfield Chase. Standing floodlit at the top of Windmill Hill, Enfield, St Mary Magdalene offers prayer and care at the heart of our community and has been a source of spiritual inspiration for worshippers and others in the local community for more than 135 years.
Our address is: Windmill Hill, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 7AJ. Please click for a map.
Regular Weekly Services and Events
for private prayer only
All other events postponed or cancelled
|Sunday||8:00 am||Holy Communion|
|10:00 am||Eucharist (Second Sunday in month Family Service)|
|6:30 pm||Evensong (or other ‘special’ service)|
|Please see the Google calendar for any further information regarding Sunday Services|
|Monday||10:00 am||Mattins (BCP)|
|Tuesday||7:45-9:00 pm||Bell Ringing Practice|
|Wednesday||8:30 pm||Drama Group|
|Thursday||10:30 am||Holy Communion (BCP)|
|7:30 pm||Choir Practice|
There are no Sunday evening services during August. Choir practice breaks for August too.
At St Mary Magdalene Church Enfield we place a high priority on safeguarding the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being of all our children, young people and vulnerable adults.
For further information please click here.
Read our Priest's Blog
You are warmly invited to join us at any of our services or group meetings.
Did you enjoy this Sunday morning's Anthem sung by the choir?
we have a list of anthems sung or to be sung here.
Our organ refurbishment
Thank you to everyone who has so generously donated to our organ refurbishment fund, we couldn't have done it without your support. Read about the history of our organ and see pictures of the refurbishment - and why it was so desperately needed!
Tweets by St Mary Magdalene
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Today more than a quarter of all marriages in England between a man and a woman take place in the traditional setting of a Church of England church. You're welcome to marry in church whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are baptised and whether or not you go to church.
Looking to baptise your child?
Parishioners and regular worshippers are welcome welcome to have their children 'christened' in St Mary Magdalene. During the christening service your child will be baptized and with the support of the church, you and godparents, your child begins an amazing journey of faith.
Marking the end of a person's life here on earth.
A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world.
Daily devotionals come from three sources that you can choose from (or use all!), whether travelling to work, sitting and relaxing during a well deserved break, or making one of them a part of your daily 'quiet time' with God.
Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer (or Compline) come from the Church of England's Common Worship which provides prayers and readings for different times during the day.
The daily readings are taken from The Revised Common Lectionary which divides the Bible into a three-year cycle of readings, years A, B and C.
Pray As You Go is a Jesuit based, audio resource that can be listened to anywhere.
Please click this link to be taken to today's Morning Prayer readings and prayers from the Church of England's Common Worship.
Please click this link to be taken to today's Evening Prayer readings and prayers from the Church of England's Common Worship.
Please click this link to be taken to today's Night Prayer readings and prayers from the Church of England's Common Worship.
The daily readings are taken from The Revised Common Lectionary which divides the Bible into a three-year cycle of readings, years A, B and C. These readings complement the Sunday and festival readings: Thursday through Saturday readings help prepare the reader for the Sunday ahead; Monday through Wednesday readings help the reader reflect on and digest what they heard in worship.
The Church year begins in Advent. This church year, 2019-2020, is year A.
The RSCM have a daily hymn and Sunday Services on their website
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St Mary Magdalene receives no funding from external sources, all monies required for the day to day running costs, maintaining and keeping our church looking its best are raised through our weekly giving by stewardship and fund-raising activities. If you would like to donate to our work as a one off donation of £3.00, £5.00, £10.00 or £20.00 by credit card please click one of the buttons to make your donation.
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