St Mary’s

Peal of bells for 800th anniversary

The sound of bells was an uplifting feature of the 800th anniversary celebrations at St Mary Magdalene. Local ringers rang the eight bells before the Re-dedication Service on July 21 to greet members of the packed congregation and to formally … Continue reading

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Sermon: Team Service of Rededication, 21 July 2019, St Mary Magdalene

Readings 2 Corinthians 5.14-17; John 20.1-2, 11-18 Preacher Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark I am very glad to be with you to give thanks for 800 years of worship in this House of Prayer, rededicated to the Glory … Continue reading

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Sermon: First Sunday after Trinity, 23 June 2019, St Mary Magdalene

Reading Luke 8.26-39Preacher Revd Alan Sykes I’m going to be talking this morning about our gospel passage, the healing of the demoniac called Legion in the country of the Gerasenes. And perhaps I should say straightaway that I’ll be taking … Continue reading

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Farewell to a true original

We took part in the celebration service for the life of one of our band, Peter Simpson by ringing a touch of Grandsire triples and a sequence of call changes. Although ill health had prevented Peter from ringing with us … Continue reading

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Sermon: Maundy Thursday, 18 April 2019, St Mary Magdalene

Readings Exodus 12:1-4, 11-14; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Preacher Ruth Martin What is it about love? One of the most moving, deeply human and memorable human occasions is when individuals, knowing that they will die imminently, focus their … Continue reading

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Our New Tower Captain

Kate Wallis has been elected the new tower captain of the Richmond bell ringers. Kate will be leader of the Richmond band and representative of the Richmond ringers. She has taken over from Sarah Percival who held the post for … Continue reading

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Sermon: Second Sunday before Advent, 18 November 2018, St Mary Magdalene

Readings  Hebrews 10.11-14, 19-25; Mark 13.1-8 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   Don’t worry: you haven’t missed out on Christmas, but today I need to tell you the year comes to an end next week.  Not the calendar year, of course, … Continue reading

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Sermon: Remembrance Sunday, 11 November 2018, St Mary Magdalene

Preacher:  Major General Sir Michael Carleton-Smith, CBE DL   Firstly I would like to thank Wilma for inviting me to what passes for the pulpit on this very special Remembrance Sunday. One hundred years since the end of the worst … Continue reading

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Sermon: Bible Sunday, 28 October 2018, St Mary Magdalene

Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   I don’t know how many of you recognised the tune to which we sang our second hymn, the one just before the gospel reading. Just in case you didn’t know it, it was the tune … Continue reading

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Sermon: Twenty First Sunday after Trinity, 21 October 2018, St Mary Magdalene, morning

Readings  Hebrews 5.1-10; Mark 10.35-45 Preacher  Ruth Martin   Yesterday morning when I was enjoying watching the sun come into the garden, I saw a pair of magpies and a pair of squirrels competing for access to the only bird … Continue reading

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