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Thanks and well done! 16 January 2015

A great big thank you from North Oxford Action Against Homelessness (NOAAH) and, of course, on behalf of Danny and Paul, the big issue sellers of Summertown. St Margaret’s raised an extraordinary sum before Christmas of more than £800, boosted by a very generous individual gift of £100 and a workplace collection of £125. This was a little less than half of the total raised by the various churches, all of which will now be circulated as to who raised what. The chair is now Diana Clews of St Peter’s Wolvercote and she will ensure that everything collected goes to help those affected by homelessness in this area. Thank you all so much. Ian Blair.

Partner organization for January 09 January 2015

Our chosen charity for January is Smile Train which works worldwide training local doctors, providing equipment and enabling hundreds of thousands of cleft surgeries a year in 86 countries… To be poor in a poor country is bad enough, but for your child to a have a cleft palate or lip is a disaster. More details here.

Other Notices 25 September 2014

Easy fundraising
St. Margaret’s has now raised nearly £500 from Easyfundraising as a result of purchases made by the 16 members of St. Margaret’s who have registered—thank you! Just think how much bigger this figure could be if there were double the number of people using the scheme. This is a painless way to generate funds for St. Margaret’s when you shop on line—please pick up a flier from the porch and think about registering, especially with Christmas shopping on the horizon. More info from

New volunteers for readings, intercessions and coffee-making are always welcome. Please contact Frances Bagnall-Oakeley on 01865 310886 or

St Margaret’s Church Stewardship Campaign —see this page.

Items for notices or pewsheet to Kathryn Bunch: by noon on Thursday

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.