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Harvest 28 September 2014

On this Sunday we will be keeping our Harvest Festival. Please do bring gifts of harvest to this service.

Lady Chapel Roof 26 September 2014

We have now received approval from the Council to replace the Lady Chapel roof in steel. We have received a quote from our preferred contractor which is well within our budget and the work is planned to start on 13 October.

However, we have one condition that the Council planning officer has imposed that we must clear before we can start. That is the type of joint to be used, which affects the appearance of the roof. We have submitted actual full size samples to the planning officer and await her decision.

The work 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.

St. Giles’ Thursday Lunchtime Talks 05 September 2014

The next series starts on October 16: ‘Engaging positively with suffering: seeking and finding hope’. Details of individual talks and speakers here.

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.