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Weekly Toddler Service resumes 29 August 2014

Friday 5 September at 9am in St. Margaret’s Church: a short time of worship followed by refreshments. A chance for parents and pre-school children to meet others, so do encourage anyone you know who is new to the area to come along.

Kneelers 29 August 2014

We hope to start sewing new kneelers for St. Margaret’s this autumn. Please email for more information if you are interested. There will be plenty of help and regular stitching sessions! (starting on October 20).

New Rota 25 July 2014

A new rota for readings, intercessions and coffee-making will be produced after the summer break, and new volunteers would be very welcome. Offers of tea/coffee-making after the 10.30 service would be particularly appreciated. It is not a difficult job and the commitment is only occasional (two or three times over a six-month period if numbers stay the same, less frequently if more people join the rota). Please get in touch with Frances Bagnall-Oakeley ( or 01865 310886) if you can help. Many thanks!

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.