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Call for volunteers 12 August 2016

Please could we have some more volunteers for coffee-making after the 10.30 service? Not a big commitment (once every 10 weeks or so, will be less often if more people volunteer, and easy to swap dates if required), and much appreciated by the congregation. It would also be useful to have more people on the rota for readings and intercessions. A new rota will be produced in the autumn. Please could you get in touch with Frances Bagnall-Oakeley ( or 01865 310886) if you might be able to help. Thank you!

St. Margaret’s cards 05 August 2016

On several Sundays in September, October and November St. Margaret’s cards will be available for sale in packs of ten. Many are blank for your own message and some have Christmas greetings. All proceeds will go towards robes for our youngest child servers. Please consider using St Margaret’s cards this year! For more information, or to reserve cards in good time before Christmas, please speak to Michèle.

Annual Sponsored Stride and Ride 29 July 2016

The annual Ride and Stride will take place on Saturday 10 September. Participants will be sponsored to visit as many Oxford or Oxfordshire churches as they can, either walking or cycling, between 10:00am and 6:00pm. Money raised will be divided between St. Margaret’s and the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Fund. If you’d like to take part please ask Eve Barsham for more details, and sponsor forms can be found at the back of the church.

About Us

We are a traditional, friendly church. The Eucharist is central to our worship.

If you would like to attend the 10.30 Sunday Eucharist, you can find a short guide here.

We follow the liturgical year, celebrating major festivals and Saints’ Days, enriching and uplifting our worship through colour and sound.

Our aim is to provide a worshipping environment in which people of all ages, both individuals and families, are welcomed as part of a wider family.

Our flourishing choir and fine organ make a major contribution to the strong musical dimension of our services, following the very best choral tradition of English music.

We encourage the development of faith through exploration, learning from each other and supporting each other in our life of faith. The active Sunday school furthers this aim. We aim to encourage one another to a commitment to a life of prayer and in particular to pray regularly for one another.

St Margaret’s Church is located on the corner of St Margaret’s and Kingston Road: see the map.

St Margaret’s is closely involved with the local Church of England Primary School, SS. Philip and James School, and St Margaret’s Institute, our local community centre. In addition we support a number of outreach projects.

The parish War Memorial is situated in the corner of St Margaret’s churchyard.

St Margaret’s is a registered charity. No. 1154947: ‘The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of SS Philip and James with St. Margaret’.

St Margaret’s is part of the Church of England, and is located in the Diocese of Oxford. It forms part of a Joint Benefice uniting the parish of St Giles’ with the parish of St Margaret’s Church and the (now closed) church of St Philip and St James (Phil & Jim). It is one of 18 parishes that make up the Oxford Deanery.

We believe in God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.