Welcome to our Church!

Welcome to our church. St Mary Magdalene, Great Hampden is a well-loved parish church serving Great Hampden and the surrounding villages. We are made up of people of different ages and backgrounds who enjoy being a part of the life of our church. We come together to give thanks to God every Sunday at 11.15am, and we invite you to join us!

Visit our sister church Holy Trinity, Prestwood.

Christmas Services


6.00pm December 22nd Christmas Carol Service
Please arrive early for our very popular Christmas Carol Service. We will be enjoying fine music from the Hampden Quartet, Sam Laughton and friends, singing our favourite Christmas Carols and entering in to the Christmas story. There will be mulled wine and mince pies afterwards.
11.15am December 24th Christmas Eve Christingle Service
Our Children's Christingle Service in our beautiful mediaeval church is a lovely way to get the whole family thinking about the true meaning of Christmas.
11.15am December 25th Family Communion for Christmas Day
Join us on Christmas Day to sing your favourite carols and welcome Christ into the world.

Everyone is very welcome at all or any of our Christmas services in our beautiful church and we look forward to seeing you there. As usual we will return to the Hampden Arms for carol singing and festive cheer so please come and join us on Wednesday December 18th at 7.30pm. There is no service at 11.15am on December 22, and there is no Midnight Mass at Great Hampden. There will be Midnight Mass at Holy Trinity, Prestwood at 11.00pm.

Sunday by Sunday

Here's the service pattern for the Autumn.

8th September Family Service
15th September Morning Prayer (Traditional)
22nd September Morning Prayer
29th September Parish Communion
6th October Family Service for Harvest
13th October Morning Prayer
20th October Morning Prayer (Traditional)
27th October Parish Communion
3rd November Morning Prayer (Traditional)
10th November Family Service for Remembrance
17th November Morning Prayer (Traditional)
24th November Parish Communion
1st December Morning Prayer (Traditional)
8th December Family Service
15th December Morning Prayer
22nd December Carol Service at 6pm
24th December Christingle Service
25th December Family Communion
29th December Morning Prayer (Traditional)


This parish is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of the children and people of all ages in our church community. The parish Safeguarding Policy can be seen here. Our Safeguarding Officer is Val Gristwood.