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St Mary Magdalene
March 2018

Thursday 1st March 2018 13:30Café CreativeCafé Creative: Do join us in our new craft venture: an opportunity to meet people, learn new crafting skills or share your expertise in knitting, crochet, quilting, patchwork, etc.
Meetings will be from 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm fortnightly on the first and third Thursdays in the church café.
Bring samples of your work and ideas to share over tea (and possibly cake!)
Contact: Pat Reed
Friday 2nd March 2018 Women’s World Day of Prayer - Booth Road, Bingham Road Women’s World Day of Prayer
Friday 2nd March
1.30 pm at The Salvation Army Citadel, Booth Road, CR0 1XY

Evening Service, 7.30 pm at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, Bingham Road, CR0 7EN
Saturday 3rd March 2018 09:00Prayer the power house of actionYou are warmly invited to come and pray. This is a vital time of prayer for the work and ministry of the church.
Sunday 4th March 2018 09:301st Service Holy Communion1st Service Holy Communion
The House of Prayer
John 2: 13 - 22

Collect
Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain,
and entered not into glory before he was crucified: mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
11:002nd Service All Age Worship2nd Service All Age Worship

The House of Prayer
John 2: 13 - 22
18:30Service of Prayer for Healing and WholenessService of Prayer for Healing and Wholeness
Tuesday 6th March 2018 18:30Pilates Beginners every Tuesday in the cryptPilates every Tuesday in the crypt

Beginners 18.30-19.30
Improvers 19.45-20.45. All equipment provided.

Contact Stephen for more information 07734083257
19:45Pilates Improvers every Tuesday in the cryptPilates every Tuesday in the crypt

Beginners 18.30-19.30
Improvers 19.45-20.45. All equipment provided.

Contact Stephen for more information 07734083257
Wednesday 7th March 2018 10:30Midweek Holy CommunionMidweek Holy Communion
12:00World Cafe in ChurchWorld Cafe in Church (runs during term time)
Drinks and Cakes available
14:00Parent and 0-5 ClubParent and 0-5 Club meets in the Magdalene Centre and is a good place to meet other parents/carers and give your child the opportunity to play with other children and enjoy the church garden.
Saturday 10th March 2018 09:00Prayer the power house of actionYou are warmly invited to come and pray. This is a vital time of prayer for the work and ministry of the church.
10:30Daffodil Bunching in the Main HallDaffodil Bunching in the Main Hall for putting daffodils into bunches in preparation for Mothering Sunday.
Sunday 11th March 2018 Mothering Sunday Services at 9.30 am, 11.00am and 6.30pm
09:301st Service Morning Worship1st Service Morning Worship

Mothering Sunday
John 19: 25b - 27

Collect
Merciful Lord, absolve your people from their offences, that through your bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the chains of those sins which by our frailty we have committed; grant this, heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever
11:002nd Service Informal Holy Communion2nd Service Informal Holy Communion

Mothering Sunday
John 19: 25b - 27
18:30REFUEL Contemporary ServiceREFUEL Contemporary Service

Come and be Charged up, Equipped and find space to connect with God and with others.

All are welcome to this multimedia rich interactive and worshipful service.
Monday 12th March 2018 20:00Messy Church Meeting in the Youth RoomMessy Church Meeting in the Youth Room

Please come along if you would like to be involved in Messy Church.
Tuesday 13th March 2018 18:30Pilates Beginners every Tuesday in the cryptPilates every Tuesday in the crypt

Beginners 18.30-19.30
Improvers 19.45-20.45. All equipment provided.

Contact Stephen for more information 07734083257
19:45Pilates Improvers every Tuesday in the cryptPilates every Tuesday in the crypt

Beginners 18.30-19.30
Improvers 19.45-20.45. All equipment provided.

Contact Stephen for more information 07734083257
Wednesday 14th March 2018 10:45Dorothy Wilkins Funeral ServiceDorothy Wilkins funeral service will take place at St Marys on Wednesday March 14th at 10.45 am followed by a burial at St Johns Church Shirley.
12:00World Cafe in ChurchWorld Cafe in Church (runs during term time)
Drinks and Cakes available
Thursday 15th March 2018 13:30Café CreativeCafé Creative: Do join us in our new craft venture: an opportunity to meet people, learn new crafting skills or share your expertise in knitting, crochet, quilting, patchwork, etc. Meetings will be from 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm fortnightly on the first and third Thursdays in the church café. Bring samples of your work and ideas to share over tea (and possibly cake!) Contact: Pat Reed
Saturday 17th March 2018 09:00Prayer the power house of actionYou are warmly invited to come and pray. This is a vital time of prayer for the work and ministry of the church.
15:00A celebration of marriage for all who have been married hereThis year marks 150 years since the construction of the church.

This event is to mark people’s connection with the building as a place of worship

Today we are having a celebration of marriage for all who have been married here over the years to come back and celebrate their wedding day at St MMM.
Sunday 18th March 2018 09:301st Service Holy Communion1st Service Holy Communion

Passion Sunday
John 12: 20 - 33
Collect
Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross
we may triumph in the power of his victory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
11:002nd Service Informal Worship2nd Service Informal Worship

Passion Sunday
John 12: 20 - 33
16:00Messy ChurchMessy Church

Healthy body, healthy soul

A new way of belonging to the Church Community, of finding encouragement and friendship in the Church Community and to encounter God through craft activities, games, food, a short talk and act of worship.
Tuesday 20th March 2018 10:30Midweek Morning PrayerMidweek Morning Prayer
18:30Pilates Beginners every Tuesday in the cryptPilates every Tuesday in the crypt Beginners 18.30-19.30 Improvers 19.45-20.45. All equipment provided Contact Stephen for more information 07734083257
19:45Pilates Improvers every Tuesday in the cryptPilates every Tuesday in the crypt Beginners 18.30-19.30 Improvers 19.45-20.45. All equipment provided. Contact Stephen for more information 07734083257
Wednesday 21st March 2018 12:00World Cafe in ChurchWorld Cafe in Church (runs during term time)
Drinks and Cakes available
14:00Parent and 0-5 ClubParent and 0-5 Club meets in the Magdalene Centre and is a good place to meet other parents/carers and give your child the opportunity to play with other children and enjoy the church garden.
Thursday 22nd March 2018 14:00CAFÉ MATINEECAFÉ MATINEE will be showing a family feature film on our big screen.
Tea & cakes are provided as well as comfortable seats.
Saturday 24th March 2018 09:00Prayer the power house of actionYou are warmly invited to come and pray. This is a vital time of prayer for the work and ministry of the church.
Sunday 25th March 2018 Holy Week Holy Week Services

Monday 26th March
7.30 am Morning Prayer in Church
7.00 pm An Evening Mediation and prayer

Tuesday 27th March
7.30 am Morning Prayer in Church
5.30 pm Messy Easter in the Magdalene Centre
7.00 pm An Evening Mediation and prayer

Wednesday 28th March
12.00 pm World Café in Church
7.00pm Passover Meal

Thursday 29th March
7.00 pm Holy Communion with Foot washing followed by a vigil which will take the form of a Tenebrae – a Service of Gathering Shadow

Good Friday
9.00 am All Age Worship
2.00 pm An Hour at the Cross

Saturday 31st March
9.00 am – 10.00 am Prayer in Church
8.00 pm Service of Light
09:301st Service Morning Worship1st Service Morning Worship

Palm Sunday
Mark 11: 1 - 11
Collect
Almighty and everlasting God, who in your tender love towards the human race sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross: grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
11:002nd Service Informal Holy Communion2nd Service Informal Holy Communion

Palm Sunday
Mark 11: 1 - 11
18:30Service of Reflection and PrayerService of Reflection and Prayer
Monday 26th March 2018 07:30Morning PrayerMorning Prayer will be held Monday - Thursday during Holy Week 7.30 am - 8.00 am in the Sanctuary
19:00An Evening Mediation and prayer An Evening Mediation and prayer
Tuesday 27th March 2018 07:30Morning PrayerMorning Prayer will be held Monday - Thursday during Holy Week 7.30 am - 8.00 am in the Sanctuary
14:00Mother’s Union Prayer in the CryptMother’s Union Prayer in the Crypt
17:30Messy Easter - Magdalene CentreMessy Easter for Children in Primary School and those starting school in September at The Magdalene Centre
18:30Pilates Beginners every Tuesday in the cryptPilates every Tuesday in the crypt Beginners 18.30-19.30 Improvers 19.45-20.45. All equipment provided Contact Stephen for more information 07734083257
19:00An Evening Mediation and prayer An Evening Mediation and prayer
19:45Pilates Improvers every Tuesday in the cryptPilates every Tuesday in the crypt Beginners 18.30-19.30 Improvers 19.45-20.45. All equipment provided. Contact Stephen for more information 07734083257
Wednesday 28th March 2018 07:30Morning PrayerMorning Prayer will be held Monday - Thursday during Holy Week 7.30 am - 8.00 am in the Sanctuary
12:00World Cafe in ChurchWorld Cafe in Church (runs during term time)
Drinks and Cakes available
19:00Passover MealPassover Meal
Please sign the sheet at the back of Church if you are able to come and mark off what you are able to bring. Please also sign for set up and clear up. Thank you.
Thursday 29th March 2018 07:30Morning PrayerMorning Prayer will be held Monday - Thursday during Holy Week 7.30 am - 8.00 am in the Sanctuary
19:00Holy Communion Service with washing of feetHoly Communion Service with washing of feet
20:15Tenebrae a Service of Gathering Shadow. Tenebrae a Service of Gathering Shadow.
21:15Silent VigilSilent Vigil
Friday 30th March 2018 Good Friday Good Friday Services

9 am All Age Worship
11am Walk of Witness at the Alms Houses Central Croydon
2 – 3 pm An hour at the cross
09:00All Age Worship ServiceAll Age Worship Service

Following by walking together to the Alms Houses, Central Croydon for the Walk of Witness starting at 11am.
14:00An Hour by the CrossAn Hour by the Cross
Saturday 31st March 2018 09:00Prayer the power house of actionYou are warmly invited to come and pray. This is a vital time of prayer for the work and ministry of the church.
10:00Decorating the church for EasterDecorating the church for Easter
Extra helpers will be welcome as will donations of greenery.
20:00Service of LightService of Light