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Priest Administrator

Fr Paul Spellman is the Priest Administrator at St Mary Magdalen church and can be contacted at the presbytery - contact details below - or by completing this message form.

Other Useful Parish Contacts

Readers:

The Readers and offertory procession rotas are managed by Martin Pakes. New readers are always welcome. If you would like to join the group that have the privilege of reading God’s word at Mass, please speak to Martin Pakes, or email him using readers@marymagdalens.org. You can also use the Contact Form and select "Readers" from the recipient drop-down list. Training and coaching will be given to any new readers.

Flower Arranging:

Our flower team is led by Linis Dolby. We are always on the look out for people with the flair to help arrange the flowers that add to the beauty of the church and help make it a suitably attractive location for the celebration of Holy Mass. If you would like to join our team, you will be very welcome - contact Linis using flowers@marymagdalens.org. You can also use the Contact Form and select "Church Flowers" from the recipient drop-down list.

150 Club

The 150 Club is a fund-raising lottery to help contribute to the general expenses of running the parish. All parishioners are encouraged to join the Club and membership forms are available in the narthex or here on this web site. Should you have any aquestions in regard to this venture, please contact Michael Long using 150club@marymagdalens.org. You can also use the Contact Form and select "150 Club" from the recipient drop-down list.

Finance 

Details of the the parish finance committee can be found here. The chair of the finance committee is Chris Croker who can be contacted using finance@marymagdalens.org. You can also use the Contact Form and select "Finance" from the recipient drop-down list.

Communications

Any queries in regard to, or items for inclusion in, the parish newsletter should be sent to newsletter@marymagdalens.org. You can also use the Contact Form and select "Newsletter" from the recipient drop-down list. Most newsletter items are automatically posted on this web site as well, but for any specific queries in regard to the website, please contact webmaster@marymagdalens.org or use the Contact Form and select "webmaster" from the recipient drop-down list. There is also a parish Facebook page which you can find here and on both Facebook and WhatsApp there are parish groups open to anybody to join. We also hold email addresses which we use to send out information and updates to those persons who have registered for this - if you would like to be included please contact webmaster@marymagdalens.org and provide your email address and request that it be added to the email distribution list.

Parish Hall

Our hall manager is Linis Dolby. If you have any query in regard to the hall, would like to make a booking or would like to report an issue, then please contact Linis using hallbookings@marymagdalens.org. You can also use the Contact Form and select "Hall Bookings" from the recipient drop-down list.

Email

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.


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

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Sick and Housebound

Parishioners who are ill, or through disability are unable to attend Sunday Mass, should contact Fr Paul.  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 Paul know - you can use the published telephone numbers to contact them or use the message form on this web site to advise Fr Paul.