Pilgrimage to Jordan

Here is a photo album from our pilgrimage to Jordan, led by The Rev’d Gordon Giles. Below is the itinerary of the Pilgrimage A Spiritual Journey through Jordan with the Revd Gordon Giles 27th October – 3rd November 2012 “This pilgrimage to Jordan provides the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of Jordanian and Arab culture. We shall be able … Read More

Our Hymn by Paul Wigmore

Our hymn - tidings of great joy

On Sunday 21st October we sang the hymn written specially for the restoration of our chancel, for the first time. It has been written specially for us by Paul Wigmore – one of this country’s leading hymn-writers. Read the text and hear it sung here.

Boris Karloff Remembered

On Tuesday October 9th 2012 Sara Karloff came to visit the stage and hall where her father Boris Karloff first performed. Read of our connection with Boris Karloff and Sara’s visit here.

Open House Weekend

We opened our doors for ‘London Open House’ on the weekend of 22/23 September 2012. 137 people came to see us as we opened our doors for London’s Open House’ Weekend. Many came to see the newly restored chancel ceiling and walls, and they came from all over Essex and London. And some came from the past – people who … Read More

Jubilee Concert

We welcomed the Southgate Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Brown, to perform an evening of British Music under the showcase of our splendidly restored ceiling and walls. A packed church enjoyed Elgar, Walton and Vaughan Williams in a resonant acoustic. Elgar’s Enigma Variations was written only months after the Ceiling and Walls were painted…

Diary Date: Sunday 20th May

We shall celebrate the restoration of our Chancel with a peal of bells, a Choral Evensong with Bishop Peter, a Reception and a Lecture by Dr Ayla Lepine of the Courtauld Institute. All are Welcome! Completed Chancel Restoration at St Mary Magdalene Enfield Members of the Society will be delighted to know that the Chancel Walls and Ceiling of St … Read More

Restoration Complete!

We are pleased to announce that the Chancel Restoration Project is complete and all has now been revealed in its full glory. Dr Ayla Lepine will give  a lecture on its significance on Sunday 20th May at 8.15pm.

ITV London Tonight

ITN made a short film about the Jubilee Link between Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee for ‘London Tonight’ which was broadcast on Thursday 22nd 2012.

Jubilee Link Discovered

Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee

St Mary Magdalene Chancel Restoration Project 2012 Jubilee Link for Enfield Restoration project March 5th 2012 The Vicar of St Mary Magdalene’s was delighted to discover an inscription tucked away inside the Window arch of the Chancel that revealed the origin of the wall and ceiling paintings currently undergoing restoration. In 1897 the then Vicar, George Turner, commissioned the painting … Read More

Sybil Clutton’s Burial

Sybil’s burial, laying her to rest with Harold who died in 1972, took place nearby at Lavender Hill Cemetery The Reverend Stephen Taylor, former Curate of St Mary Magdalene’s conducted the Burial. At Lavender Hill Cemetery The Committal The Reverend Stephen Taylor says: The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger and of great goodness. As a … Read More

Sybil’s Funeral

The Funeral of Mrs Sybil Clutton, Churchwarden Emeritus, took place at St Mary Magdalene’s on Friday 20th January 2012 at 11.30am. Sybil Clutton RIP Her name, Sybil, means ‘prophetess’, and she rightly predicted – but only just – that she would not live to a hundred. And it has to be admitted that this is a day that we have … Read More

Mike Buck’s Funeral

I have only had the good fortune to know Michael for the last nine years, so I am grateful – as I’m sure you are – to Bob, for that lovely tribute, and to the many people who contributed to it and put it together. And of course, as we all know, such a tribute – fitting and loving as … Read More

St Mary Magdalene is Now on Twitter

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St Mary Magdalene’s is now on Twitter. In time for Christmas, we have signed up with Twitter. Sign up now! @stmarysenfield will bring you all the latest titbits and info.

2011 Toy Service

Our customary pre-Christmas Family Service took place on Sunday 11th December. The Cubs and beavers were out in force, and the Sunday School performed a Nativity Play – ‘A Christmas to Believe in’, put together by Katy Smart, Bella and Elise Horlick and Hannah Elphick. It was brilliantly done and much appreciated. Rory Thorndyke and Eleanor Pritchard co-ordinated the band … Read More

Advent Carol Service 2011

The Choir will lead an Advent Carol Service with candlelit procession on Advent Sunday Evening, 27 November at 6:30 pm.

The New Church on the Hill

The New Church on the Hill. Is the moving story of the foundation of St. Mary Magdalene Church designed by the eminent Victorian architect William Butterfield and endowed by Georgiana Twells in memory of her husband Philip Twells. The production offers a fascinating glimpse into the Enfield of the 1880s and introduces a host of very different characters. There was … Read More

Patronal Festival 2011

As we do every year we shall celebrate the Feast of St Mary Magdalene and the Anniversary of the Dedication of the Church with a special celebration of communion involving a an orchestra and augmented choir. The Celebrant and Preacher will be the Vicar, The Reverend Gordon Giles. Patronal Sunday 24th July Sung Eucharist for the Feast of St Mary … Read More

Vicar’s Letter July 2011

30, The RidgewayFriday, 1 July 2011 ‘Have you counted your blessings today?’ In an account of a Christmas Dinner written in 1836, Charles Dickens said “Reflect on your present blessings, on which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” But what is a blessing? Most of us think we know, but it … Read More

Imagine Project: Lorraine to visit

Imagine Project: Lorraine to visit at Pentecost 2011 You will no doubted to be delighted to hear that Lorraine, our dear friend from the Imagine project, will be coming to see us on Sunday, June 12th. She will have with her Rebekah, a young relative and volunteer with Imagine, and Celio, a Mozambiquan and long-time worker with the project. It … Read More

St Paul’s Cathedral Choristers Visit

Choral Evensong On Saturday 7th February 2004, we were delighted to welcome the Choristers of St Paul’s Cathedral, directed by John Scott, to sing Choral Evensong in St Mary Magdalene’s Church. Huw Williams, the Sub organist of St Paul’s played the organ, and Canon Lucy Winkett, the Precentor, preached a sermon. The setting for the Canticles was Dyson in C … Read More