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.
Collection for MSF 11 October 2014
Many thanks to all those for gave permission for a retiring collection for Medecins sans Frontieres and to those who contributed. I don’t yet know how much was collected, but it all helps, and is a small gesture of support from us to one of the organisations we support at a time when they are working terrifically hard on the distressing, demanding, and tragic situation in West Africa. Thank you for your generosity.
Clare (St Margaret’s link person for MSF). Read more about the work of MSF here.
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.
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 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.