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Call for musicians! 24 June 2016

We are planning an afternoon of music-making in memory of Anthony Aston-Smith on Sunday 11 September. We are looking for singers and instrumentalists of any age and any ability. We are hoping to put together one or two large-scale works for choir and/or (chamber) orchestra, but smaller groups are also welcome, e.g. duets or trios (or even solos). The aim is participation and enjoyment rather than a perfect polished performance. If you would like to take part, contact Thank you!

The Gatehouse 24 June 2016

Do you have a few hours to spare over the next few months? The Gatehouse is looking for volunteers to help over the vacation. Please contact to offer your time.

MOET MALAWI 19 June 2016

We are again collecting children’s clothes, shoes, and class room materials to be sent to MOET—a school for orphaned girls in Malawi. There is a container leaving on 9 July and we will deliver our boxes a week or two before. £150 is also needed to cover delivery and shipping costs. Please contact Sam or James for information ( / or with donations.

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.