Latest News

New volunteers needed! 27 February 2015

A new rota will soon be produced for readings, intercessions and serving coffee at/ after the 10.30 service at St Margaret’s. New volunteers would be extremely welcome, particularly for coffee-making—it’s not an arduous job and is always very much appreciated by the congregation! There will also be a particular need for readers throughout Holy Week (w/c 30 March: evening services Monday–Thursday, Good Friday afternoon, and the Easter Eve vigil on the Saturday evening). Please get in touch with Frances Bagnall-Oakeley if you can help, whether on a one-off or more regular basis:— or 01865 310886. Thank you!

Community notices 26 February 2015

In the porch a section of the large noticeboard is being used for community notices. Please check this section of the board to see if you can help. There is a current notice about an accommodation need.

Lent Bible Studies 20 February 2015

You can find a series of bible studies here which you might like to use for each week of Lent. The themes of these bible studies, six in all, are illustrated in the special Lenten prayer boards in St Giles’ Church. We hope that you will be able to spend some time with the prayer boards and with the bible studies.

About Us

We are a traditional, vibrant 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).

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