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Advance notice—patronal festival 26 June 2015

Our patronal festival falls on Sunday, 19 July this year. The Parish Eucharist will be followed by a shared Parish Feast in the Vicarage garden at which we shall also be marking Michele and David’s 30th wedding anniversary. Please put the date in your diaries now and sign the list at the back of church regarding food contributions—puddings are already sorted but a main course offering would be very welcome e.g. cold meat, fish, cheese or a vegetarian dish. Soft drinks will be provided, adults may like to bring something stronger!

SAMs 26 June 2015

The next SAMs will be on 4th July with the theme ‘The Wedding at Cana’ / weddings in general. People of all ages are very welcome to come and read papers, chat, drink coffee, eat croissants and join in the craft if they want to. We need used small plastic water bottles so please could you leave any spares on top of the wooden cupboard in the Lady Chapel. More details from

Monthly Sunday Afternoon Tea 22 May 2015

A new opportunity for older people who live alone to enjoy company and friendship. For further details please contact Tricia Brant on 07964 038813 or

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).

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