Weekly Readings 29 March 2020

Weekly readings and Collects for Lent 5 Collect Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with … Read More

ASK On being at home this Lent….

Vicar’s Blog ~ March 24 2020 March 24 2020 My dear friends, We are united in spirit and connected in prayer. Sadly the church is closed and we are stuck at home, for better or worse. Weddings are cancelled, and the thought of funerals unbearable. Spare a big prayer for David Cater, who sings with our choir frequently, whose dear wife Diane died … Read More

Weekly Readings 22 March 2020

2020 mothering-sunday

Readings and Collect for Mothering Sunday Collect God of compassion, whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary, shared the life of a home in Nazareth, and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself: strengthen us in our daily living that in joy and in sorrow we may know the power of your presence to bind together … Read More

Distance yourselves and stay close to God…

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Vicar’s Blog ~ 18 March 2020 ‘Distance yourselves and stay close to God…’ Dear friends, Distance yourselves and stay close to God… It was not my plan to write daily, but then plans are not quite where we are at at the moment! I’ve been writing this on and off all day, and things change from one hour to the … Read More

The ASK Force – Do not be afraid to ASK!

The ASK Force – Do not be afraid to ASK! My dear friends, Warm greetings of care and prayer, In this evolving situation, and in response to some responses and suggestions, I am hereby creating the ASK FORCE: Action Supplication Kindness Basically we are asking and inviting folk to volunteer to be asked to do things for others who might … Read More

Audrey Jenkins RIP

Address given at the funeral of Audrey Jenkins I’ve been Vicar here for nearly 17 years now and Audrey and John were here when I arrived. Audrey was a mere 70 then, and with John was in the habit of enjoying bowls, holidays and helping with the Talking Newspaper. All those three dimensions of her life are well-represented here today, … Read More

Quiz, Fizz and Pizza evening 2019

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In spite of the weather everyone who had booked a place managed to turn up and enjoy the fizz, pizza and the fun quiz prepared by Elise, ably assisted by Bella and friend. The questions were a great mixture and just right – what a fabulous evening we had! Thank you Elise for being our quiz-master for the evening and … Read More

Church spaces for hire

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Church spaces for hire with Tutti Book our Church, Hall or Vestry for photography, music, dance or drama rehearsals. We have a lovely church with good acoustic and grand piano and newly refurbished organ. We have two halls, the small one is suitable for a small ensemble and the large one for a larger group of singers or players. Choirs … Read More

Organ Blessing by Bishop Rob

2019-07-21 choral evensong with Bishop Rob Wickham

On Sunday 21 July Bishop Rob Wickham came to bless our newly restored organ. Below is a video of the blessing which intersperses the hymn When in our music God is glorified – lyrics written by Fred Pratt Green to the tune ENGELBURG:

Organ Events

2019-07-20 organ spectacular

Organ events at St Mary Magdalene Church We will be celebrating the completion of our organ rebuild over our Patronal weekend (20 & 21 July) in style! Saturday 20 July We will be kicking off the weekend at 6:00pm on Saturday 20th with a very special ‘Organ Spectacular’. This is a free concert and not to be missed. Featuring varied … Read More

Tea Dance

Parish Tea Dance

On Saturday 15 June we held a Tea Dance with a cream tea in the hall. Thirty of us gathered to sip a glass or two of Prosecco, drink tea (and Coffee) and eat a wide selection of home made sandwiches, scones with cream and jam and delicious, mouth watering cakes! We were entertained by the sounds of Frank Sinatra … Read More

Wren Academy Enfield update

Significant progress has been made in securing a September 2020 start for Wren Academy Enfield. However, opening at this time does depend on securing planning permission for the initial temporary buildings and then being granted a funding agreement by the Department for Education (DFE). Very shortly, a formal consultation exercise will be held in advance of submitting a planning application … Read More

Palm Sunday 2019

Palm Sunday

We began the Palm Sunday service by meeting in the Hall where we were each given palm leaves and palm crosses to carry, in procession, around the church to the West door and so into Church. This year we were joined by members of the Grand Priory of England and The Priory of Wales of The Order of The Knights … Read More

Latest update on our organ rebuild

2019 April 08 Organ Manuals ready to be fitted in

Latest news The organ will not now be ready for our organ spectacular, so this has been postponed to a later date. It’s been a long wait, but things are finally looking up! The Village Workshop have been busy over the past few months rebuilding our organ. The photo above shows the Organ Manuals ready to be fitted in place. … Read More

Sponsored Bible reading

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We read 7 books – Mark, Lamentations, Daniel, Joel, Ezra, Song of Songs and Revelation – which is a total of 75 chapters and asked people to read at least one chapter and find sponsors for doing it. We started at 10 o’clock and finished around 6:00pm. Coffee and tea were served in church throughout the day and included a … Read More

Parish Games Evening

Parish Games Evening

Following on from the success of the Games Evening at Launde Abbey last year we held a Parish Games Evening in the Hall. It was open to everyone and all ages, there were a variety of games to play and plenty of fun too. Money was also raised for Comic Relief. Here are a few photos of just some of … Read More

Handel’s Messiah

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Update 01/04/2019 We are delighted to announce that the grand total of monies raised by our #Messiah performance last month is £4439.65. Huge thanks to everyone involved. St Mary Magdalene’s Church presents Handel’s Messiah sung by the Enfield Choral Society St Mary Magdalene Church, in association with the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers, is pleased to announce a very special charity … Read More

Jazz Evening in the Hall

2019 Jazz Evening

Old School Assembly played a selection of Jazz for us in a very special event. Jazz, dancing, wine and nibbles were all included in the price. It was a great evening! Formed from a group of friends looking to develop their musical skills, Old School Assembly have found their niche teaching and playing popular jazz and swing classics in schools … Read More

Christmas at St Mary Magdalene

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Advent Carols December started with our candlelit Advent Carols Service to begin the new Church year, here are some of our church members lighting the candles before this service. Lunchtime Concert On Wednesday 12 December, at out Lunchtime Concert we were treated to a selection of Carols from the Cambridge Carol Book This year the Mayor of Enfield came to … Read More

Special Christmas Events for 2018

Christmas Special Events 2018

Here is a list of the Christmas Special Events being held at St Mary Magdalene, Enfield for December 2018. You are warmly invited to join with us at any or all. Please see the separate page for Christmas Services that we are holding too.