We are an Anglican congregation in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England in the Diocese of Coventry with a heart for social justice. We are “liberal” and “inclusive”, recognising that everyone is made in God’s image. Accordingly, we welcome all into our midst, irrespective of their race, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, nationality, physical or mental abilities, culture, background or their present or past situations.
Please see our safeguarding page to learn about our policies, or to find out how to report an issue.
Service for Corpus Christi — 7.30pm Thursday 16th June 2022
In this service, we give thanks for Holy Communion, which at St Mary Magdalen is the heart of all our worship and devotion to God. In our Communion services, our Priest follows the example of Jesus, and gives thanks for our bread and wine, blesses it, and distributes it to the congregation. We do this because on the night before He died, Christ said “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22.19). Following His words, we believe that Jesus is present in the bread and wine at our Communion services, and by taking Communion regularly, we believe that God transforms us into the image of Jesus.
This year, we are pleased to welcome Dom. Cuthbert Bullock O.S.B. as our guest preacher. Dom. Cuthbert, while being a Vicar in the Diocese of Oxford, is also a monk in a dispersed Benedictine monastic community, with its base in the Episcopal Church of America.
Our Vicar, Fr Edward says, “I am delighted to welcome you to our parish website, we hope that you might find everything you need here, however, we would love to hear from you, so please do contact us if you have any questions. We would also love to welcome you to Church one day if you are new to the area, never been Church before, or perhaps returning to Church after some time. At St Mary Magdalen, everyone is welcome and everyone is wanted.”
Chapelfields Community Fund
Are you experiencing debt? Are you one of the many who have been furloughed, or lost your job and income? Or one of the small businesses in our area that have been forced to close? We know that the coronavirus pandemic has had a tragic effect on people in our communities – with serious health and economic consequences. Here are two projects that might be able to help.
We’re excited that CAP (Christians Against Poverty) have reopened their new client enquiry line. We are pleased to, once again, have a dedicated debt specialist from CAP working in the Earlsdon, Hearsall and Chapelfields area one day a week. Supported by a number of churches in the area, including Earlsdon Methodist, Hearsall Baptist, St Barbara’s, and St. Mary Magdalen, Ian Burton from Coventry CAP Debt Centre is available to advise those struggling to help themselves become debt free. If you are aware of friends or neighbours who need support with debt and/or money management, you can contact the national CAP office (freephone number: 0800 328 0006). Or, for a much quicker local response, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 02476 672976. All contact is confidential.
We understand that many people are encountering unique difficulties brought on by the coronavirus pandemic at this present time. Because of that, we are also very pleased to announce the launch of the Chapelfields Community Fund, which has been set up to try to meet the needs of those in the Chapelfields parish who are most disadvantaged. The fund aims to pro-actively support local residents at risk of social and/or financial exclusion, who have very limited or no other means of financial support. Although it may continue indefinitely, the fund’s initial intent is to address those in need because of the coronavirus pandemic or the likely economic recession that will follow.
Established by St Mary Magdalen Church in Chapelfields, we are pleased that other organisations including Hearsall Academy and All Souls Roman Catholic Church have indicated interest in supporting us. However, we recognise that we currently have limited funds and a very limited reach – and would therefore love it if other businesses or organisations might be willing to join us in serving the community.
Application form: chapelfields_community_fund_application_form
During this difficult time the work of our church is reliant on people’s generosity, a generosity that is a hallmark of a lived-out faith and a testament to it.
We give to our church in a variety of ways, and we are grateful for the continuing donations of our generous church members and friends, but with the closure of all our buildings we cannot receive the rental income that we usually would, so we really need your help now. If you are able to give more at this time, you can make a one-off donation to us here or set up regular donations on our Parish Giving Scheme page. Please know that we are enormously grateful for any help you can give us.Donating to St Mary Magdalen from St Mary Magdalen Church on Vimeo.