Harlow: St Mary Magdalene, Harlow

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St Mary Magdalene is the old village church for Potter Street, which was the settlement along the London Road before its incorporation into Harlow New Town after World War 2. We like to think we still keep the warmth (new heaters!) and friendliness of a typical village church, even into the 21st century when Harlow is a town of well over 80,000 people.

We are an Anglican church in "the Catholic Tradition"  - our Sunday  worship is formal, with robed servers and incense. But we are also increasingly commited to the life of the wider Christian community, both in Potter Street (where we meet regularly with our neighbours from the Baptist Church); in Harlow (through our Deanery and the group Heart 4 Harlow,which represents many different Christian traditions in the town), and our  valued  place in the Diocese of Chelmsford.

Please contact Fr James (the priest-in-charge) to talk about baptisms or weddings, or if you would like to organise a funeral service in our church. But best of all , come and join us on a Sunday morning at 11am. Our mass lasts a little over an hour: we have a friendly and informal Sunday School for our younger worshippers, and it will be a great pleasure to share what we can of God's love and goodness with you.

We are working on a new website and hope to get this up and running later in 2017....

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Fr James Rodley (Priest in charge)
3 Oaklands Drive
01279 451065 (Priest in charge)

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Low Mass
Said Mass
Every first Sunday at 8:00 AM
Parish Mass
Every Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Sunday School Refreshments Incense


Said Mass
Every Tuesday at 7:30 PM for ½ hour


Mothers's Union meeting
Harlow Common Mothers' Union meets at 10.00am on the second Wednesday of each month except August and December
Every second Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour


Morning Prayer
Every Thursday at 9:30 AM for 20 minutes
Said Mass
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour


Morning Prayer
Every Saturday at 9:30 AM for 20 minutes



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
Stained Glass


Church Open Sunday 10.00 to noonThursay 9.30 to 12.30Saturday 9.30 to noon
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Priest in charge: The Revd James William Eric RODLEY
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 6388
Built: 1888
Archdeaconry: HARLOW (584)
Deanery: HARLOW (58403)
Benefice: Harlow St Mary Magd (08/209 R)
Parish Legal Name: St. Mary Magdalene, Harlow (580051 )
CofE Church Info: (608051 8/51)
Short URL: acny.uk/6388/
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The current editor is: JAMES RODLEY

This page was last updated on Monday 27th March 2017
Harlow: St Mary Magdalene : CHURCH ROAD, Harlow, Essex, CM17 9HD

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