Who we are
St Mary Magdalene's is a parish church of the Anglican Church of Australia, within the Diocese of Adelaide.
St Mary Magdalene's was founded in 1886 in what was then the poorest part of the City of Adelaide with a mission to serve the local community. It was intended that it would be a church for the people, where no distinction would be made between rich and poor.
The Parish is firmly in the catholic tradition of Anglicanism, which shares much with the Roman Catholic Church—though we rejoice in our distinctive Anglican identity—in its theology, ministry and mission.
The Anglican Church is an international community of some 85 million people spread across 165 countries and divided into 39 autonomous national or regional Provinces. While dispersed and diverse, it is bound together by intangible links best described as ties of loyalty between the See of Canterbury (and its Archbishop) and each other.
The members of the Anglican Communion are bound together by a common heritage and many common doctrinal and liturgical concerns, though within the Communion there are several schools of thought and practice, High Church, Anglo-Catholic, Low Church or Evangelical, and a broad "middle way".
You can read about world-wide Anglicanism on the Anglican Communion website, and on news and current affairs sites such as Anglicans Online or the Anglican Communion News Service.