Parish Magazine Archives

30, The Ridgeway, For the first time in quite a while, Lent does not start in February. So we have a ‘green’ month – liturgical green at least, and a good period of time to draw breath between the Christma...

30, The Ridgeway, Dear friends, Christmas is not over – it has just begun! I expect you have taken down your decorations by now and the home might be looking a bit bare. But whether you have (or whether you le...

30, The Ridgeway, Dear friends, You may have noticed that we have increased the cover price of the magazine, for the first time this Millennium… I’m sure everyone understands that twenty pence isn’t what i...

30, The Ridgeway, Do you ever wish you had more faith? I’m sure most of us do, certainly at times. When the going gets tough, our faith seems not enough. And we may feel roughed-up spiritually, when we watch t...

Wren Academy at Enfield A number of sites in western Enfield have been considered by EFA as possible locations for the school, including all those suggested by local residents through the consultation process or...

30, The Ridgeway, Here are some facts, which you may or may not know: Great Britain - pre or post Brexit, is a Christian country. It doesn’t matter what those of other faiths and none say - we are not a secula...

30, The Ridgeway, Dear Friends, The Greek philosopher Aristotle helped us to understand, over 2000 years ago, that courage is not the opposite of cowardice; that ugliness is not the opposite of beauty; that hate i...

Dear Friends, The most famous work of early English literature is perhaps Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. From it we can get a vivid picture of life in the 14th century, and of the rich and diverse human character...

Dear Friends, I sometimes joke that we love democracy at St Mary Magdalene’s… This is not so much a political statement as a financial and community one… We love to welcome so many from our neighbourhood t...

Dear Friends, 2015 was in many senses a sad year for our parish family. We all know that, so I’ll start with it. Early in the year we buried Stan Mabey’s ashes, and then in April we had the first of several ...

Dear friends, We are Easter people and Alleluia is our song… We have walked the walk and talked the talk, we have sung the songs and prayed the prayers and at least attempted to keep the Lenten Faith. I don’...

His funeral will be in church at 12:30 am on Thursday 3rd March. Dear friends, During this time of Lent, I would like to share some thoughts with you about our Lord’s preparation for his journey to Jerusalem a...

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