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If you are missing our Refuge service please do download our taking-refuge-at-home prayer stations.


Service for Corpus Christi — 7.30pm Thursday 16th June 2022

A priest holds a consecrated host and paten.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.


Regular services in the church

We are very pleased to welcome you to services in our church building, which are currently subject to COVID restrictions. Please use hand sanitiser as you come into the church (via the Magdalen Centre entrance on Sir Thomas White’s Road).

If you are still shielding and cannot join us in the building, please know that you are a beloved member of our church community, you are in our thoughts and prayers and we look forward to meeting with you again, when it is safe to do so.

  • Holy Hour (Adoration) Tuesday at 5pm
  • Said Eucharist Tuesday at 6pm
  • Holy Communion Sunday at 8am
  • Holy Communion Sunday at 10am

julian-meetings

First Sunday in the month (except November and January) – 6.30pm — 7.30pm Julian Contemplative Prayer Group

Image ©  The Julian Meetings

Julian meeting are for people of all denominations — or none — who wish to join with others in contemplative silent prayer in the Christian tradition. A brief reading and / or piece of music leads into half an hour of silent prayer, followed by another reading and more silent prayer. The whole meeting lasts around an hour, and is followed by tea and coffee.

What we do is perhaps best expressed on the Julian prayer card:

Relax your body and quieten your mind.
Be open to God in the silence.
God is with you — here, now.
Do not strive or be anxious.
Be silent, be still and let God reach you.
Let God love you.

First Monday in the month – 10am — 12 noon Monday Teapot

MondayTeapotOriginalCome and join us for a cuppa, cake and a chance to meet others and chat. We have a short (optional) service with well known hymns.

We meet on the first Monday of the month at 10:00.

Everyone is welcome, including those with memory issues, mental health and physical difficulties. Carers are welcome also!


Community groups

Mondays 36th/51st Coventry Scout Group

5.30pm — 6.30pm Beaver Scouts, 7pm — 8.30pm Cub Scouts

City of Coventry - ScoutsScouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.

Every year Scouts helps 450,000 young people in the UK enjoy new adventures; to experience the outdoors; interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Tuesdays 1.30pm — 3.30pm Knit for Peace

knit-for-peaceAn opportunity to meet, socialise and change the world (a little) at the same time. In a relaxed and social environment we chat and knit clothing and blankets, which are then given to Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Our group is made up of a diversity of ages, some come to church some don’t. We are also all at different standards in our ability to knit so don’t worry if you drop a stitch someone is on hand to pick it up again or to help you find your place on a pattern.

Wednesdays 1.30pm — 3pm Jolly Tots — CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

jolly-tots

Do you sometimes feel isolated? Do you want to get your child used to playing with others? A safe place for children to play and socialise and for carers to meet with their peers over refreshments. Space to play, toys, singing, craft, baby changing facilities, quality refreshments. Email priest@stmarymagdalen.plus.com or call 024 7667 2976 to register an interest in attending or for more information.

Thursdays 11.30am — 1.30pm Luncheon Club

sandra-jeanette-janetThe club was formed on 25th April 1974 to provide aged like-minded parishioners a meeting point for a meal, chat and a Communion service. Transport was provided and the total cost was 15p. Although we don’t provide transport nowadays and the cost has risen to £2, the club is still going strong. We meet every Thursday and the Communion service commences at 11.30am for those who wish to attend, followed a little after 12 noon by the meal. The average attendance is 26 including the helpers in the kitchen and usually everyone has departed by 1.30pm.

If you would like to join this social occasion and have the ability to make your way to the church, contact us for further details, out phone number and address are at the bottom of this page.

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