Category Archives: Events

Service for World Day of Prayer at St Mary Magdalene

The women of Zimbabwe have prepared this year’s service on the theme ‘Rise, take up  your mat and walk’. They share the challenges they have met and the hopes for the future. The Day of Prayer is celebrated in over 170 countries , beginning in Samoa and finishing in American Samoa more than 36 hours later. Our local service in Richmond is to be a special celebration in St Mary Magdalene as part of the 800th anniversary on Friday March 6th at 2.30pm. All are welcome. Tea and cake after the service.

Lecture at St John the Divine

What contribution does the catholic faith have to make to the current debate about populism, the ‘rise of the right’ and other threats to liberal ideas and institutions?

Eighty years ago the then Vicar of St John the Divine Richmond, anglo-catholic theologian V.A. Demant, (later Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at Oxford) published The Religious Prospect, a prophetic judgement on the inadequacy of much of the liberal thinking of the time for resisting totalitarianism. He believed orthodox Christianity provided a necessary foundation for liberal society, one which defenders of liberal values often neglected at their peril. What has his thinking to offer in our time?

This event is sponsored by the Richmond Team Ministry
Suggested donation £5 to include wine
For more information please contactRichmond Team Ministry Parish Office: admin@richmondteamministry.org
020 8940 0362
St John the Divine, Kew Road, Richmond TW9 2NA.

Faithful Friends – Understanding Islam Course

Faithful Friends is an Interfaith group based in Ham and Kingston. It aims to give people of different faiths opportunities to meet each other and learn about each other’s traditions. It also organises Understanding Islam courses given by Dr Chris Hewer.

Friday 28th February, 9:30am – 4:30pm at Kingston Guildhall – Understanding Islam the Basics One Day Course with Chris Hewer. Refreshments provided during the day but bring your own lunch.

Course is free but donations are requested to cover expenses. Please contact Diana Mills (Tel: 07804 866349; Email dianamills@phonecoop.coop) to book a place.

Deanery Choral Evensong

There was a full Church at St Mary Magdalene on Sunday 24th November for the Deanery Choral Evensong 6:30pm. We were welcomed by Rev Wilma Roest, vicar of St Mary Magdalene, our Area Dean, Rev Peter Hart gave an address and our Lay Chair, Marian Mollett led us in prayer. An amassed choir from around the Deanery sang Howells Collegium Regale and Vaughn Williams Let All the World.

Extracts of this evening’s wonderful Richmond & Barnes Deanery Choral Evensong: – Bells of St Mary Magdalene- Magnificat: Howells, Collegium Regale- Anthem: Vaughan Williams, Let all the world #StMarys800www.StMarys800.org

Posted by St Mary Magdalene, Richmond Team Ministry on Sunday, 24 November 2019

Richmond Interfaith Week

Please pray for the Richmond Interfaith Week which runs from 9th – 17th November, 2019 and join us at the following events:
Monday 11th November, from 7:30pm
 at St Mary’s Barnes, Church Rd, Barnes, SW13 9HL- Devotional Event for all Faiths with readings.
Wednesday 13th November, 2:30pm at Whitton Community Social Club Ltd, Percy Rd, Twickenham. TW2 6DW- Afternoon tea with Multicultural Richmond.
Sunday 17th November, 3pm St Mary Magdalene Church. Paradise Road. Richmond, TW9 1SN – Interfaith Forum.


Monday 11th November, from 7:30pm
 at St Mary’s Barnes, Church Rd, Barnes, SW13 9HL- Devotional Event for all Faiths with readings.
Wednesday 13th November, 2:30pm at Whitton Community Social Club Ltd, Percy Rd, Twickenham. TW2 6DW- Afternoon tea with Multicultural Richmond.
Sunday 17th November, 3pm St Mary Magdalene Church. Paradise Road. Richmond, TW9 1SN – Interfaith Forum.

Faithful Friends Program 2019

Faithful Friends is an Interfaith group based in Ham and Kingston. It aims to give people of different Faiths opportunities to meet each other and learn about each other’s traditions. It also organises Understanding Islam courses given by Dr Chris Hewer. See below for this years program of talks and courses.

Wednesday 24th July at All Saints Church, East Sheen – Dr Mazin Qumsiyeh, a Palestinian Christian who created the ‘Palestinian Museum of Natural History’ part of Bethlehem University, will be speaking at on Christians living under Occupation. Register on Eventbright:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/palestinian-christians-under-occupation-tickets-63497333233

Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th September in Ham – Understanding Islam 3 Day Course in Ham with Chris Hewer.

Monday 18th November at Kingston Guildhall – Understanding Islam the Basics 1 Day Course with Chris Hewer.

Wednesday 20th November in Kingston – Chris Hewer’s Annual Study Day ‘Muslim view of Christianity’.

All courses are free but donations are requested to cover expenses. Please contact Diana Mills (Tel: 07804 866349 or 020 8948 3276; Email dianamills@phonecoop.coop) to book a place.