Medical Aid for Palestinians works for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees. For more information, please visit their website.
Charitable Giving by St Margaret’s 24 May 2013
The end of Trinity 2013 marks the completion of our second three year period of charitable giving. We have a system of giving to and praying for twelve charities, focussing on one each month and giving each £500 a year for the three years. This means we will now review the charities we support. Members of our congregation are invited to submit for consideration any new charities they feel are worth supporting, and the PCC will make a final selection to start with the new academic year. Usually whoever has nominated a charity that is chosen will be asked to be the point of contact to the congregation to highlight the work it does. This includes a notice board display and some literature, and possibly organising a speaker to come and tell us more about their work, we have an info sheet with advice. If you have a suggestion please do email Martin Carr with details or write it on the list which will be at the back of church.
Current List of charities we support: The Gatehouse Oxford; Mothers Union; Friends of Mangochi Orphans Education; Us. The new name for USPG; Diocese of Northern Uganda; Medical Aid for Palestinians; Romanian Foyer Trust; Wells for the Maasai; Family Links; The Art Room; Camphill Communities; Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders).
Oxford-China Church Project 24 May 2013
The Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (OCMS) is working on establishing an Oxford-China Church Project and in pursuit of this is hosting a China Conference with 90 senior Chinese Church delegates in late August this year here in Oxford. The organisers at OCMS would be keen to hear from anyone who might be interested in supporting this, including financially, and who would like to attend a Banquet to be held in Merton College Hall on Tuesday 20th August. In addition the organisers would like to hear from any local musicians who would be interested in taking part in the Conference. Names of those who might be interested in either of these requests should be given to Andrew Anderson, OCMS Chaplain (email@example.com) who will pass them on to the organisers.
We are a traditional, vibrant church. The Eucharist is central to our worship.
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 (contacts here). 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 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.