Parish Priest

Canon Mathew George is parish priest of St Mary Magdalen's and can be contacted at the presbytery - contact details below - or by completing this message form.


Please use the following form to contact St. Mary Magdalens Church. Your email address will not be used for spam. Alternatively you can write to the church using the address below.

St Mary Magdalens RC Church
468 Norwich Road
Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 6JS
P: 01473 741975
M: 07939 920844

How to get here:

Sick and Housebound

Parishioners who are ill, or through disability are unable to attend Sunday Mass, should contact Fr Mathew.  We can arrange for one of our team of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to visit you at home and bring Holy Communion to you at your house.  Use the message form below to get in touch.

Ipswich Hospital

The Catholic chaplain for the Ipswich Hospital is Fr Bineesh OCD, based at St Marks.  Fr Bineesh can be contacted on 01473 684963.  Please let Fr Bineesh or Fr Mathew know if you or any member of your family is going into hospital or are taken ill in an emergency and require a priest.

Please note that for reasons of patient confidentiality, the current practice in the NHS is NOT to inform the chaplains of any Catholics that are admitted to hospital.  So unless you or your relatives inform the chaplains of your hospital stay yourself, you will not be visited by a priest or any other member of the chaplaincy team.

Holy Communion is taken to patients each Sunday morning by a team of Eucharistic Ministers from each of the parishes in the Ipswich deanery.  If you or a family member would like to receive Holy Communion whilst you are in hospital, please let Fr Bineesh or Fr Mathew know - you can use the published telephone numbers to contact them or use the message form on this web site to advise Fr Mathew.