About Us

Mission Statement

St Mary Magdalene’s Church seeks to be a centre of Christian worship, teaching, spirituality, prayer and action located at the heart of the local community that is defined by the parish boundaries. We seek, through praise, preaching, and prayer, to share the faith with all whom we encounter. We want to speak of Christ to our community in a welcoming way that is also grounded in reality, encouraging, loving and valuable. We believe that all have a part to play in our common life, and seek through friendship, fellowship, care and prayer to minister the light and love of Christ to all. Through our links in the wider world we hope to take an active part in international affairs, especially where there is poverty, danger or injustice. We hope that the love and care found in our midst can attract and infect others, so that they may turn to Christ, and be joined in fellowship with him and his people.

Expect a warm welcome when you enter St Mary Magdalene, everyone is welcome.

About our Church

St Mary Magdalene’s Church, standing floodlit at the top of Windmill Hill, Enfield, has been a source of spiritual inspiration for worshippers and others in the local community for more than 135 years, as well as a notable landmark for much of North London and South Hertfordshire.

Located on the highest hill for many miles around, Windmill Hill is 206 feet above sea level - there is an Ordnance Survey height marker on the south side of the tower. The tower, complete with spire, reaches a further 140 feet skywards.

Cruciform in design, with north and south aisles, a south porch and a west tower, the church is as long as it is high, measuring 140 feet. The nave is 55 feet high from ground to the ridge of the roof and 50 feet wide.

The structure consists of coursed Kentish ragstone with Bath stone dressings in an early English style.

The church architect was William Butterfield and was completed in 1883. The Lady Chapel was added in 1907.

St Mary Magdalene does not have a car park but parking is possible in the local streets. Buses 121, 307, 313, 377, and 456 stop outside the Church, buses 191 and 231 stop nearby and we are a short walk from Enfield Chase station. 


The Parish website is: https://stmarymagdalene.church