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 friendly fellowship with Services of Worship every Sunday at 11am to which all are warmly invited. Two Growing Groups meet midweek to share fellowship together as we discuss how the Bible speaks into our lives in 2015. We also prayer together in our Growing Groups and we often laugh alot too. All our welcome to join a Growing Group.
Fornightly on alternate Mondays in term time we run a "Mums and Todds Group. It is a good way to make friends and get to know other young families that live locally. We drink tea and eat various home made cake including chocolate fudge and toffee which are our favourites! Mum and dads are welcome as long as they are accompanied by a baby or toddler!
Please see the Calender for further details and other activities.
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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