• Saint Mary Magdalene Church, Bolney

    Who is the Church for?

    The church of Saint Mary Magdalene in the village of Bolney is for you. It always seems a bit of a cliché to say that everyone is  welcome - but it is true.

    What can I expect?

    You will receive a friendly welcome, of course, but we won’t embarrass or overwhelm you. Nor will you be under scrutiny to see if you are holding the hymn book upside down, or whatever. 

    It’s important to understand that though we love and care for the beautiful and sacred building in which we meet, “the Church” is in fact  the people who get together there. We are all united by a shared desire to grow in relationship with God.  


     A Questioning Faith

    Don’t be put off if you think you don’t know or understand enough about God, Christianity, or the Church. We have a saying that “You belong before you believe.” In other words, we recognise that faith is a relationship between ourselves and God that needs to unfold, or to grow. The church offers space and time to allow that to happen. It is a place which enables you to explore your thinking about God, or deepen our relationship with him.

    What to do next?

    Simply come along one Sunday morning - or if you would like to talk about it first, contact Rev’d Keith Littlejohn by telephone 01403 865945 or email, keithdlj@aol.com


    Coming up at St. Mary Magdalene Church

    Sunday 18th December

    10am - 'Breathing Space' - an hour of beautiful and peaceful worship for all the family

    6.30pm - Nine Lessons and Carols - a lovely way to start the last week of Advent

    Christmas Eve

    3pm - Blessing of the Crib & return of the ‘Posada’ Holy Family

    11.30pm - Midnight Mass at St. Peter’s, Cowfold

    Christmas Day

    9.30am - Sung Family Eucharist to celebrate Christ’s birth


    Celebrate our Epiphany Feast@4 for families

    Join us in church on Sunday 8th* January 2017 at 4pm for faith, food and fun.

    We will complete the story of the Nativity and 'Follow the Star to the Crib'  with the Wise Men... and there will be Epiphany cakes afterwards!

    * Please note this is the second Sunday of the month and not our normal first Sunday of the month. 



  • What's on this week at St Mary Magdalene?


  • The Bolney Posada Adventure!

    ‘Posada’ is the name for an Advent celebration where nativity figures travel around the community before taking their place in the church crib on Christmas Eve. The Posada journey reminds us to make room for Jesus in our lives, homes and communities and to remember his message to care for those in need - Mary and Joseph were refugees in first century Palestine and had nowhere to shelter, and sadly, many families are suffering the same fate today.

    In Bolney, our own Posada figures were blessed and sent out at a special service in church on Friday 25th November. Mary and Joseph will be staying with different families in the village, passing from home to home, until they take their place in the church crib during our Crib Service on Christmas Eve at 3pm.

    You can follow their journey on our Facebook page - Bolney Posada Adventure -

    and everyone is welcome to come and see them arrive in church on Christmas Eve!