Welcome to the website of the church of St Mary Magdalene in South Marston. We are part of Stratton Team Ministry which also includes St. Margaret’s church in Lower Stratton, St Leonards in Stanton Fitzwarren, as well as regular services held in Coleview Community Centre.
Our website includes links to the Team Ministry website to help you find out more about what we offer as a team. These links can be found in the sidebar on the right of this page.
PLEASE CHECK OUR NEWS PAGE TO KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THINGS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO KEEP YOU INFORMED ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING INCLUDING SERVICES BOTH IN CHURCH AND STREAMED ONLINE. PLEASE DO FOLLOW STRATTON TEAM MINISTRY ON FACEBOOK AS WELL IF YOU CAN AS THIS MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Re-opening the church:
We are now able to open the church for both private prayer and public worship. We shall be open from 9am to 5pm every Wednesday for anyone who wishes to pray. We shall also be holdingservises at 11am ON EVERY SUNDAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, the church will remain open from the end of the service until 5pm for private prayer.
We welcome this relaxing of the lockdown as so many of us have missed the opportunity and comfort provided through prayer in our churches. As a PCC we have assessed the guidelines which we have received from the diocese as to what we need to put in place to ensure the health and safety of all who wish to use the church, please do follow the instructions on posters or which are given verbally when in the church. Thank you.
We thank you for your patience and look forward to welcoming you to church when you feel safe and comfortable to do so.
Stratton Team Ministry
Daily worship during the Covid-19 crisis:
If you would like to take part in a daily act of worship there are a number of options including:
- From Stratton Team Ministry: Daily worship Monday to Friday at 9am and Sunday worship at 10am streamed live on Facebook
- The BBC offer a Daily Service to be found here
- Church of England website Daily Prayer here
Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.
We do hope you enjoy finding out more about the history of our church and what we, as a community, can do for you.
The Lord be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us.
Help us to be a blessing to each other
and our communities that your ways
may be known among us.
Let all the people praise you, O God