Magazine December 2018

2018 Christmas services at St Mary Magdalene Church

Dear Friends, You may have seen Bishop Sarah launching the new app for Advent with Christian publisher SPCK: https://spckpublishing.co.uk/a_good_advent We all know how important it is for us to help our people to pray and reflect during the Advent season. So, on Christ the King this Sunday, why not encourage them to download the app and use this simple form of … Read More

Magazine November 2018

2018 armistice exhibition

Parish Magazine ~ November 2018 Dear friends, Here are the words of a hymn written by Canon Rosalind Brown, who recently retired from Durham Cathedral: Once we had dreams, dreams of a new beginning When we had fought the war to end all war, A world of peace, where people live in freedom, A world where justice reigns for evermore. … Read More

Come and Sing 2017

Come and Sing 2017 Come and join our augmented choir with orchestra sing Carpentier’s Messe de Minuit and John Rutter’s Feel the Spirit, Rutter’s arrangement of a selection of Spirituals. Not to be missed!

Magazine September 2016

Fauré Requiem Come and Sing

Parish Magazine ~ September 2016 30, The Ridgeway, Nowadays, when people choose to have their children baptised, they might be making a decision that other people do not understand or respect. And they say that someone like me is a relic of the past, promoting something unbelievable and offering an event that is completely irrelevant in modern society. We live … Read More

Magazine August 2016

Launde Abbey

Parish Magazine ~ July 2016 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 is not the opposite of love. We may think it natural to suppose that these pairs are opposites, but they are not. The opposite … Read More

Handel’s Messiah: Come and Sing

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Handel’s Messiah On Sunday 17th May 2015 our ‘Come and Sing’ performance of Handel’s Messiah was a rousing success – the audience even stood up and joined in with the Hallelujah Chorus! The St Mary Magdalene Choir were joined by many friends who sang the Choruses. We were joined by four professional Soloists and the St Paul’s Sinfonia. We were … Read More

Come and Sing ~ Saviour

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Come and Sing 2014 ~ William Lloyd-Webber’s “Saviour” Come and Sing Our 2014 ‘Come and Sing’ performance was to William Lloyd Webber’s ‘Saviour’ to mark the Centenary of William Lloyd Webber’s birth. The St Mary Magdalene Choir were joined by friends from other churches to form the Chorus and three professionals were the Soloists. Musical Director Keith Beniston conducted and … Read More