St Mary Magdalen, Coldean, Brighton

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St Mary Magdalen Church, Coldean was a Sussex barn built around 1800, which was converted into a church in 1955 to meet the needs of the growing housing estate around it. It is the only church in Coldean. The Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday at 9.30am.

There is a Sunday Club for our younger members, which meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from February 2017.

Messy Church at Coldean is great fun. Both children and parents are invited; the children have stories, singing, crafts and also a free breakfast. It is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 am until 12 noon. So come along and have a great time and remember breakfast is on us. We look forward to seeing you.

Our hymn choice is varied, with an even mix of traditional and modern church music. We consider ourselves to be a friendly church family, and everyone is warmly welcomed to join us.

We also have a well maintained church hall with disabled access and toilet, kitchen and garden.  This is available for hire at £17.00 per hour.  There is a car park and ample on street (free) parking.  It is available for regular or one-off lets. Telephone (01273) 277 615 for enquiries and booking.

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The Rev'd Betsy Gray-Hammond
The Vicarage
Selham Drive,
(01273) 601 854
No email contact is available, please try the diocesan web site
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Sunday Club
Sunday Club meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. They meet at 9.20am in church and at the beginning of the service, they go into the church hall for stories, crafts, games and activities.
Every second and fourth Sunday at 9:20 AM for 1 hour
Sunday Eucharist
Each Sunday, we gather together for the Eucharist - our main act of worship. We use Common Worship order one, and have a variety of modern and traditional church music. Everyone is welcome. The service starts at 9.30 am, except for the fourth Sunday in the month when we start at 10.00 am.
Every Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship


Weekday Eucharist
Can't come to church on a Sunday morning? We also have a Eucharist at 9.30am MOST Wednesday's in the side chapel (entrance in Selham Drive). On the second Wednesday of the month the mid-week Eucharist is held at New Larchwood in Coldean at 2.30pm. Please phone 01273 601 854 to check.
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour


Prayer Group
Do you care about the needs of others and the world around us? Want to share it with God in prayer? Why not come along to our monthly prayer group. Everyone is welcome. It meets on the 1st Saturday of every month in the side chapel (entrance in Selham Drive). Followed by refreshments.
Every first Saturday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
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Quiz Evening
Come and join in the fun at our quiz night held in the church hall (next to the church). Starts at 7.30pm. Supper provided. Bring your own drinks. Telephone 01273-683835 to book tickets.
Saturday 18th November 2017 at 7:30 PM for 200 minutes
Christmas Fayre
Christmas Fair with stalls, refreshments, something for the kids and a chance to meet up and socialise. 11am to 1.30pm.
Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 150 minutes
Christingle Service
This year we will be holding our Christingle Service during the morning act of worship starting at 10 am. Please note the slightly later time for the start of the service.
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Charity Lunch for Childrens Society
Come and join us for a charity lunch held in the church hall (next to the church). Starts at 12.30pm. Bring your own drinks. All profits go to charity. Telephone 01273-683 835 and to book tickets. All money raised will go to the Children's Society.
Sunday 10th December 2017 at 12:30 PM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly
Nativity Walk Round
A Nativity walk around Coldean starting at St Mary Magdalen Church at 3.30 pm. All welcome.
Friday 15th December 2017 at 3:30 PM for ½ hour
Service of Lessons and Carols
Service of Lessons and Carols Sunday 17th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for � hour
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Christmas Carols
Crib Service
Come and hear the Christmas Story and sing some favourite carols.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Midnight Mass
Midnight Mass Saturday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Family Eucharist for Christmas Day
Christmas Morning Sunday 25th December 2017 at 10 am for 1 hour
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4849
Diocesan ID: AB1313
Built: 1955
Archdeaconry: Brighton and Lewes (104)
Deanery: Brighton (10401)
Benefice: Moulsecoomb (10/234BP)
Parish Legal Name: Moulsecoomb (100047 )
CofE Church Info: (610048 10/48)
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This page was last updated on Sunday 19th March 2017
St Mary Magdalen : Coldean Lane, Coldean, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 9GE

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