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Welcome to the website of St Mary Magdalene Church in Woolwich! We are part of the Church of England in the Anglican Diocese of Southwark. A church has been on the present site for over 1000 years! Woolwich is in S.E. London, and is a historic town of approximately 20,000 people. Our church is named after one of Jesus’ closest followers, Mary Magdalene. Our parish mission strap line is: ‘Faith, Hope and Love’. We consider ourselves to be in the centre of Anglican tradition and try to reach out to and serve all the peoples of Woolwich.

The main Sunday Service is at 10.00am every week. You are very welcome to join us on any Sunday. Children are very welcome to attend our services, and if they are between the ages of 4-11 years they can attend the Sunday School as well. On the third Sunday of each month, we also have a Family Service, which is suitable for children and people of all ages. Services are taken by the Ministry Team, which is led by the Rector.

Music is a mixture of both traditional and modern styles, and worship is a mixture of both formal and informal approaches. At the end of worship, we usually have a time for light refreshments, which gives people an opportunity to talk to one another and get to know each other. Both children and adults are welcome to attend St Mary’s Church. Children should be accompanied by a responsilble adult at all times.

As a church, we take safeguarding of children, vulnerable adults and domestic abuse seriously, and, if you have any concerns, you can access our Diocesan Safeguarding Policy here. Our parish safeguarding officer is Mrs Louise van der Valk, who you can email at Here is a link to the page on this website where you can find our parish safeguarding policy.

Thank you for visiting our website. More information is being added all the time, so please visit again soon. May God bless you and your family and friends!

Please click here for information about our teaching theme in 2020

The memorial to Thomas Cribb - bare first knuckle fighter - in St Mary’s Church Gardens. Click here for more information.

Mary Magdalene by Rachel Goodwin