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National parish congregation diversity monitoring survey 24 October 2014

Next Sunday, November 2, everyone attending a service at St. Margaret’s will be asked to complete a short questionnaire as part of the national parish congregation diversity monitoring survey. This will only take two to three minutes and will help to provide a true picture of church membership.

All Souls service 18 October 2014

Please add the names of those you would like remembered at the All Souls service to the list at the back of church. The names will be included in the Faure Requiem service at St. Giles’ next Sunday evening at 6.30pm.

Lady Chapel Roof 26 September 2014

The work has now started. It will cause some noise and disruption, which we will do our best to manage. The contractor has been advised of the timing of weekday services and activities but the men on site may need reminding. We would ask your understanding and co-operation during the three to four weeks that the work is expected to take. Please refer any issues to James Fairbairn or Roger Trafford.

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.