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

Fr Mathias Odigbo completed his temporary appointment as Catholic chaplain to the Ipswich Hospital on September 1st and a new permanent chaplain is yet to be appointed, but will be made from one of the Carmelite priests who is yet to arrive at St Marks parish. In the mean time, Fr Alan Hodgson, recently appointed curate at St Mary's, will provide cover during the intervening period, assisted in this role by Deacon Clive Brooks. Deacon Clive can be contacted on 01206 396319. Please contact Fr Mathew or Deacon Clive 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, 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 Mathew or Deacon Clive know - you can use the published telephone numbers to contact them or use the message form to advise Fr Mathew.

Other Ipswich Parishes

There are four other Catholic Parishes in Ipswich as follows:

St James Catholic Church,482 Landseer Road, Ipswich, IP3 9LU        

Web site   Tel: 01473 26701

St Mark's Catholic Church, 180 Hawthorne Drive, Ipswich, IP2 0QQ    

Web site   Tel: 01473 684963

St Mary's Catholic Church, 322 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, IP4 4BD 

Web site   Tel: 01473 728115

St Pancras Catholic Church, 1 Orwell Place, Ipswich, IP4 1BD           

Web site   Tel: 01473 252596