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The Parish Church of St Mary Magdalen,
Ripley, Surrey, GU23 6AE, UK

OUR ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS

JUST ONCE A YEAR …….

There are some Church Events or Seasons that come round once a year but they act as important signposts of the passing time. As these approach you will see them mentioned in the Diary and they may get their own page on this site.

Things we look forward to are

Christmas:
Special services for the Schools and Community as we prepare for Christmas as well as our own Carol Service (usually on the third Sunday of December) and other special services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Lent, Holy Week and Easter:
This is the time of year when we keep the suffering death and resurrection of Jesus in mind. There is a service to mark the start of Lent (Ash Wednesday), various special services during Holy Week, and celebrations of the Resurrection at Easter and on the following Sundays.

Mothering Sunday:
This is the 4th Sunday of Lent so usually falls sometime in March. We hold a special Family Service to give thanks for Mothers and parenting and to share the traditional gift of flowers.

St Mary Magdalen’s Day:
On the Sunday before or after 21st July we celebrate the life and witness of the Saint to which our Church is dedicated. After our 10am service we have a barbecue (bring your own meat) and share a lovely family time.

Season of Invitation:
We make a special point of inviting parishioners to join in the services (listed below) in October and November.

Harvest Festival:
We give thanks to God for all his gifts to us and gather food which we share with the elderly, sick or housebound within our community or with others in need.

In Loving Memory:
An opportunity to remember before God all those whom we have loved who have died.

Remembrance Sunday:
On the second Sunday in November we join the nation in giving thanks for those who gave their lives for this nation in war and we pray for peace and justice in our world. The service ends with an Act of Remembrance around the village War Memorial at the front of the Church.