The St Mary Magdalene project in Paddington brings a restored Grade 1 Listed heritage jewel with a modern purpose built Living Heritage Centre – London’s newest community and cultural venue. The new centre will extend the performance and artistic use of the Church as well as providing a new lobby and entrance shared with the Living Heritage Centre which will house new educational resources and a canal-side Café and Bar. 

Due to open in 2019 the combination of the two buildings brings together culture and community in a unique mix that will be open to local and London audiences over years to come. The new building will represent the latest addition to London’s cultural offer in an area that reflects the diversity and changing demographic of London’s local communities.

The restored magnificence of 19th Century Victorian decoration will attract local, national and international visitors. 

Our events, arts and performance programme will provide a unique and affordable venue for local and London artists, poets, musicians, theatre goers and choirs.

The Heritage Centre will be home to local schools and community organisations who will enjoy a wide range of creative activities and cultural workshops designed to widen inclusive cultural and creative horizons.

The Community Café will offer local people and tourists a canal-side eating experience as well as provide audiences with a complete night-out – including bar and catering resources. It will provide meeting rooms for local businesses and public agencies in an area where these are scarce.

Mary Magdalene's will offer a range of local volunteering opportunities designed to extend skills and aspirations of unemployed local people and provide support to develop these into jobs and careers.

For more information please contact CEO Neil Johnston [email protected]

St Mary Magdalene Church on LondonLive TV

ST MARY MAGDALENE  APPEAL – will you donate to help us to reach our target?