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


11.15am December 19th Christmas 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.
6.00pm December 19th 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 refreshments afterwards.
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 15th at 7.30pm. There is no Midnight Mass at Great Hampden. There will be Midnight Mass at Holy Trinity, Prestwood at 11.00pm. There will be no service on Boxing Day, Sunday December 26th.

The full Christmas programme for the benefice is available at www.htprestwood.org.uk/christmas. You will also find our latest COVID Updates.

Sunday by Sunday

Here's the service pattern for the Autumn.

5th September Morning Prayer
12th September Holy Communion
19th September Horseman's Sunday
26th September Morning Prayer & Holy Baptism
3rd October Family Service for Harvest
10th October Holy Communion
17th October Morning Prayer (Traditional)
24th October Morning Prayer
31st October Holy Communion
7th November Family Service
14th November Morning Prayer (Traditional)
21st November Morning Prayer
28th November Holy Communion
5th December Family Service
12th December Morning Prayer (Traditional)
19th December Carol Service (6pm)
25th December Christmas Day



The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church life is the responsibility of the whole Church. Everyone who participates in the life of the Church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all. Here is a link to our Safeguarding Policy, which is renewed every year.

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