the website for St. Mary Magdalene, in Geddington
you've lived in our village for years but have never ventured
through the door, or perhaps you are new to the area and would
like to become involved.
thing we can say for certain: all are
Church is far more than a beautiful and historic building
to be looked at and admired. It is very much a part of village
life and brings people together each week to worship together,
either at the quiet eight oclock service or the livelier
an era when some parishes struggle to survive, Geddington
Church is glad to have a supportive congregation made up of
young and old, with a relaxed atmosphere which is one of acceptance
addition to our weekly services there are many special events
and services throughout the year plus a thriving Sunday School,
an active Friends of the Church and a lively Church
Council which reflects both the experience of senior church
members and the enthusiasm of younger people moving into the
are regular and special events and community associations
which attempt to improve the spiritual and temporal life of
our village and our world.
you like to visit St. Mary Magdalene?
open to all during our services, (listings
and will be open outside of regular
upon request and for tours, visits and quiet reflection at:
Saturdays 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sundays 12:30pm - 4:30pm.
We all accept that in today's world, churches
are more often closed than open, and yet we all feel the wrongness
of those locked doors.
It is especially hard when the church is
one as beautiful and historically important as St Mary Magdalene
As Winter arrived and our weekend church opening hours drew
to a close, we hated locking our doors outside of festival
and service hours. So we are very happy, eager, to open the
church upon request, for reflection, or for a guided tour.
Any group, be it two or twenty, will be welcomed if they can
simply give us some advance notice of when they might be passing
Several parisioners live near the church and hold keys who
would be glad to welcome you. You can contact our vicar, call
741 778, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our
best to accomodate you.
St Mary Magdalene is a local treasure, a key part of our
active community, but it also is a piece of English history.
It is our responsibility to share it with our neighbours,
be they from around the corner or around the world.
We would far prefer to keep our doors always open, but the
best compromise is that we open them whenever anyone knocks.
A short tour can include the links to the Eleanor Cross, its
pagan past, the church's Saxon architecture and the many Norman
Kings and Queens who worshipped there. A listing of the inscriptions
and family gravestones in our churchyard and ancient monuments
within the church is available as well.
The visit is free, though donations to the church fund will
be gratefuly received.
The Church will, of course, also be open for visitors for
Sunday services as well, and for our last Saturday of the
month Coffee Mornings.