Partner organization for December 30 November 2013
Médecins sans Frontières is a medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 75 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics and natural or manmade disasters. They are working in Syria, the Philippines, and many places with lesser known medical emergencies. They are treating people with HIV/AIDS or drug-resistant TB in places where it is dangerous to go… With its ministry in dangerous, remote, rural, or war torn areas, MSF seems quite well suited as our partner organization for Advent and Christmas. Please take a look at the Noticeboard where there are some good informative leaflets. More on the side table in the Porch.
Please take one home to read… See their website.
Season of Advent 29 November 2013
During Advent this year, the sermons at the 10:30am Eucharist will focus on stories from the Old Testament. The stories chosen help us to look at the themes of Advent from a slightly different perspective.
Christmas Journey 2013 29 November 2013
The St Margaret’s knitted Nativity Set is going on a journey around the community. Every day, it will come to rest in a different house—will you look after it for us? Sally will arrange to leave the nativity at your house in the evening of the day you sign up for and will collect it the following day. Families who host the nativity will be able to keep a knitted sheep or donkey as a ‘thank you’. Please sign up on the rota at the back of the church.
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 (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.