The Church on the Green 
Welcome to St Mary Magdalene, the ancient Parish Church of Gillingham, Kent.


It has been announced that our Priest-in-Charge, The Revd. Suzanne Pattle will be leaving us shortly.  Her last Sunday with us will be on 27th July, her farewell service being at 10.00am.  Suzanne will be moving to Dorset to take up the post of Vicar of the parish of Colehill, near Wimborne Minster, in the Diocese of Salisbury.  Her induction into her new post will take place at Colehill on Wednesday 10th September.  Naturally, we will be very sorry to say goodbye to her and thank her for all that she has achieved during her seven years at St. Mary Magdalene. Our hopes are that her on-going ministry at Colehill will be happy and fruitful.  She leaves with our fervent prayers for her future ministry.


All of us at St. Mary Magdalene are overjoyed at the news that General Synod has voted in favour of the consecration of women as bishops in the Church of England, and we are doubly pleased that it has happened in time for us to celebrate the event before Suzanne leaves us.

St Mary Magdalene is part of the Diocese of Rochester in the Church of England. Although our church building is undoubtedly of great historic value and interest, it is much more than that.  It is a church which is still very much in use for regular worship by a lively, welcoming and committed congregation.

The site the church occupies has been used by the people of Gillingham for around a thousand years to worship God.  People have gathered in this same building over the centuries to share with God their times of joy and celebration as well as their times of sadness and fear.  The coming and going of the generations have been marked here by the Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals of the people of this community and one can sense a feeling of their worship and their presence within its walls.

Today we continue this tradition with regular worship and a welcome to everyone, both local residents and visitors alike.

You are very welcome to join us

We look forward to meeting you at...

'The Church on the Green'

The photographs on this web site are copyright  Mike McCormac FRPS and Steve Pattle, and are used here with acknowledgments.


To contact The Vicarage, please phone 01634 850529 or email

To contact our Parish Administrator, Mrs. Lynn Green, please phone 01634 853459 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10.00am to 2.00pm or leave a simple message if no answer) or email

We welcome our new Parish Administrator, Lynn Green, to the team and wish our outgoing Administrator, Vicki Watson and her family, every good wish for their new life in New Zealand.


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The Parochial Church Council of Gillingham Parish Church (St. Mary Magdalene)

is a registered charity; charity number 1132588.

Website last updated:21st July 2014