Gillingham Parish Church St. Mary Magdalene 'The Church on the Green'
Gillingham Parish ChurchSt. Mary Magdalene'The Church on the Green' 

Services at St Mary Magdalene Church


8.00 am Holy Communion (said) - First Sunday of each month. See note below.

8.00 am Morning Prayer on Sunday (Service of the Word) - Third Sunday of each month.

PLEASE NOTE: There are no longer any 8.00am services on the other Sundays of the month.

10.00 am All-Age Worship (non-Eucharistic) - First Sunday of each month.

10.00 am Parish Communion - All other Sundays of each month.

Quarterly, in January, April, July and October, we will have a special service of Holy Communion devoted to the Wholeness and Healing Ministry at 10.00 am. On some of these occasions we will invite guest preachers who have particular gifts or insights into the Healing Ministry. (See Special Services, below.) 

Holy Baptism12.30pm on Second Sunday of each month.  Please attend Parish Office (see below) for further information about Baptisms.


8.30 am Morning Prayer - Monday to Friday

10.00 am Holy Communion - Wednesday

All our Communion Services are according to Common Worship.

Special Services:

(Details of special services will be shown here when appropriate).



Sunday 17 December: As well as our usual Sunday services on this day we will hold our very popular Annual Carol Service at 6.30pm.  This will be by candle-light and we will be singing our favourite Christmas Carols as well as hearing the whole story of Christmas as told in the Bible.  All are welcome and the service will be followed by mince pies and mulled wine.


Sunday 24 December:  Christmas Eve this year falls on a Sunday, so we will have our usual Sunday service of Holy Communion at 10.00am.  Then in the afternoon at 4.00pm we will have our Stable Trail service during which the story of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus will be told in an interactive way.  This service is suitable for all ages, and the chidlren are invited to come dressed as angels or shepherds.

Then our Christmas really gets going with Midnight Communion at 11.30pm which will also be by candle-light.  This service marks the real start of Christmas Day in the most suitable way as we gather to worship the God who came down to live on earth, initially as a vulnerable little baby.


Monday 25 December: Christmas Day, of course, has to be marked by a church service.  Starting at 10.00am, this will be  a Service of the Word (not a Communion) during which we will hear about our response to the arrival of the Christ child.


There will then be no further services at St. Mary's (and that means no Holy Communion on Wednesday 27 December) until...


Sunday 31 December: On New Year's Eve we will have a Service of the Word (not a Communion) at 10.00am to draw to a close the out-going year.


Our services will resume their normal pattern from Tuesday 2 January onwards.

Our next quarterly Service of Wholeness & Healing will take place at 10.00am on Sunday 28 January 2018

Baptisms, Banns & Marriages:

Arrangements for Baptisms, Banns and Marriages should be made at the Parish Office in Church on Mondays between 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm (except on Bank Holiday Mondays). Alternatively, you can click here for more information.

We are located at:

Gillingham Green




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