Our Vision


We want to be a welcoming church for the 21st century, offering a place for people to encounter God in their lives.

Whilst retaining the character of our historic building with some simple changes, we can create an exciting space for worship, pilgrimage, music and the arts. Please support our '2023 and Beyond' appeal.

Great Hampden '2023 and Beyond' Project Update

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The Final Countdown!


We have reached the final stage of the Great Hampden 2023 and Beyond Appeal. We have until the end of August to raise the final £36,500 we need to redecorate the church. Please help us reach this milestone this year. If we can't reach our total by the end of August we cannot commit to the scaffolders, conservators and decorators in time to get the church redecorated before Christmas. Please help us get there! 


Please help us reach our target of £60,000 as quickly as possible so we can get the job done. HOW CAN YOU HELP? Go to www.greathampden.org.uk/project.
Please can you make a commitment to support our appeal with a monthly pledge for the next three years?
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'2023 And Beyond' Project

Please can you make a commitment to support our appeal with a monthly pledge for the next three years?

Please use our Project Prayer in your own prayers as part of your support:

Living God, we bless you because you make your dwelling place the hearts of your faithful people. In your abundant love bless us with the gifts we need to be faithful stewards of St Mary Magdalene, Great Hampden. Help us to realise our vision for the future of our church. May we always be mindful of the coming kingdom of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be all honour and glory, now and forever. Amen.

What's been Achieved So Far?

  • Newly built, fully accessible toilet block with baby changing facilities.
  • Added kitchen facilities to serve refreshments to all visitors.

What's Still to be Done?

  • Upgrade the sound system and AV equipment
  • Relight the interior of the church
  • Improving the heating and stabilise the floor tiles
  • Sympathetic redecoration and cleaning of stonework
  • Open up the chancel space

The Benefits

  • A restored building, improved by sensitive redecoration
  • A well-lit, warmer, more comfortable and accessible church
  • Sensitive creation of space in the chancel for worship and concerts
  • Architectural and historical features enhanced and made more visible
  • Our church continues to be a significant place in people’s lives and the community for generations to come
  • Enabling a place of meeting between God and his people

What we'll be Able to Offer

  • Continue our popular Sunday services
  • Welcome the wider community by continuing to host weddings and baptisms
  • We have a rich tradition of musical events including our popular chamber music concerts which we will be able to host in a unique and flexible space
  • Offer educational events to make the most of the church's special historical connection with John Hampden the Patriot
  • Offer a space for spiritual exploration, retreats and cultural events

We are passionate about keeping the church community alive and welcome you to join us on our journey.

Please download our leaflet, and use it to make a donation. Please help us today!