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St Mary Magdalene Church is part of the Church of England in the 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 25,000 people. Our church is named after one of Jesus’ closest followers, Mary Magdalene. Central to our mission 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.

During this stage of the pandemic, we are having our Sunday services online. Click here to join us on Sunday or any day of the week. We look forward to you joining us. If you would like to be emailed once a week to help you stay in touch, please email the Rector at

Usually the 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 the safeguarding of children, vulnerable adults and domestic abuse seriously. 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 Click here for the page on this site where you can find our parish safeguarding policy.



As the lock down is now gradually ending, and St Mary’s Church has resumed normal services, we have decided to produce a new online service just once a month, which is on this website. It will stay online all month, so you can access it anytime. This is so you can follow the churches year with our online services from month to month. The service is a mixture of recording and streaming, and is quite interactive, just like it would be in church. To follow our online service click here. We hope you enjoy joining us. And please take care of yourself during this month.


St Mary's Church is now open again for services at 10.00am every Sunday. For the time being, we are asking you to book to attend the church each week on Just go to the eventbrite website or app and search for ‘St Mary Magdalene Church Woolwich’, and book. It is of course free to attend.

A fun and important Message: From Woolwich Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns Church Committee about the Covid19 Vaccinations - Click here to watch.

Julian of Norwich, saints day on 8 May - Anchoress and mystic and the first woman to write a book in English c.1417