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Welcome to St Mary Magdalene´s Parish in the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh
Bingham Ave, Edinburgh EH15 3HY, Scotland



Parish Priest Father Jock Dalrymple
Tel: 0131 669 5447

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In rsponse to the Government´ss advice there wil be no public masses in St Mary Magdalene´s or, in our sister parish, St John´s
s for the foreseeable future. Obviously the loss of our Sunday Mass is something we never imagined we would have to consider. However we must find ways to compensate for this loss and to find other ways of being a community and praying. Since there will be no Mass on Sundays there wil be no recordings but I will post recorded readings for each week. As usual this can be accessed on our Audio page on this site. It might be slightly better to listen to someone reading rather than reading alone.

More details of future plans for our parishes in the days and months to come. Theses details are on the weeky newsletter which can be read on the NEWSLETTER page on this site. (Link further down this page)
This Sunday 29th March our Livestream Sunday Mass will be broadcast at 11.00am on Youtube The lnk for this will be available on the Facebook page and also on www.stjohnsandstmarymagdalenes.com


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Each day holds sun and shadows
Each life holds joy and tears
Sweet days of warmth and laughter
Bleak days of pain and fears
But sometimes in our sadness,
It´s easy then to feel
That goodness is elusion and only gloom is real.
But oh, take heart and courage
For sad times, too, slip past,
And though each day brings challenge
Soon joy will come at last.
So trust, in course, that sunshine
Will always follow shade
and one day we´ll awaken
To light that will not fade

Margaret Ingall



29th March 2020- Fifth Sunday of Lent
Welcome, If you´re visiting, are new to the area, or just live here, you are most welcome in our sister parishes. We are delighted you have joined us. If you are new to the parish please make yourself known to Fr. Jock and ask for details of how to register on the parishes’ roll.


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The story of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus

Marthas are generally in the background making sure everyone is fed. Because they rarely seek the spotlight, often we don´t appreciate them - until they are missing! The downside to Marthas is that they are inclined to make the mission more important than the Master. They need to remember thaht worship is also service

Marys can forget there are bills to be paid and meals to be cooked. The are sometimes so heavenly-minded that they arre earthly use. Thay need to remember that service is worship too. But we need Marys. They bring passion to our worship, and you can alwaays count on them to interce befor God on behalf of others

Lazarus. Listen - they flocked to see ... the man Jesus raised from the dead ...because of him... many believed in Jesus (John 12: 9-11 NTL) Lazarus had a testimony so amazing that those who heard it became instant converts. He reminds us thatwe each have a story to share about God's grace and mercy. When was the last time you shared yours?

So today, If you are a Martha, God sees your labour of love. If you are a Mary. He delights in your worship. And if you are a Lazarus. He promises to honour your testimony. There is room at the table for all of us


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Read Father Jock´s report on our Moslem -Christian dialogue    Click Here



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We already enjoy world wide publicity - achieving around 38000 hits annually but we are certain, with your help, we can achieve even more. We look forward to hearing from you on mail@stmarymagdalenes.co.uk



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