St Mary Magdalene, Cowden
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Motto: Knowing Christ and Making Christ Known.
Mission Statement: Empowered by the Holy Spirit we seek to achieve the best in our worship and service of God and love one another as Christ loves us. We encourage the use of our spirirtual gifts and natural talents to build up Christ's Church and to proclaim the Gospel in word and deed.
We are a small riendly fellowship with Services of Worship every Sunday. We have two Home Groups that meet midweek, a Parish Prayer meeting and a "Mums and Todds" group that meets fortnightly and a Monthly Woman's Fellowship. We also have social evenings and lunches together. We support TEAR fund and Mission Aviation Fellowship. Please e mail for more information.
St Mary Magdalene is geographically in Kent but in the Sussex Diocese of Chichester. It dates from the 13th Century and possesses some fine windows of the Decorated Period. The stained glass commemorating the preservation of the village during the years from 1939-45 was designed by H. Warren Wilson.
Our shingled steeple is supported by massive oaks posts, which were described by Arthur Mee as “One of the impressive sights in Kent.” The spire is noticeably out of the perpendicular.
We have five “green men”: three being carved on bosses in the sanctuary ceiling, one above the choir and the others on the font – one of which is upside down. Opinions differ as to the age of the font: some experts considering it to be mediæval, others think it that it is a copy of an older font. We have a Jacobean-styled pulpit is dated in the 17th Century.
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