Holy Week 2015 20 March 2015
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week (March 30 to April 1):
the Eucharist will be celebrated at St. Margaret’s at 6.00pm with an address by Rev’d John Paton, Precentor and Chaplain at Christ Church.
Maundy Thursday (April 2):
8.00pm Sung Eucharist followed by stripping of the altars
Good Friday (April 3):
10.00am Children’s service followed by Hot Cross Buns
12 Noon Meditations
1:30pm Solemn Liturgy
Holy Saturday (April 4):
8.00pm Easter Vigil
9.00pm First Eucharist of Easter with service of light
Easter Sunday (April 5): normal Sunday services at 8am, 10.30am and 6pm
Get your name on the Electoral Roll! 07 March 2015
If you would like to join the church electoral roll which entitles you to vote the Annual Parochial Church Meeting in April (a very important event in the life of our church), please fill the application form which you will find at the back of church and hand it to Peter Judge or James Fairbairn (church wardens), or to one of the clergy.
Lent Bible Studies 20 February 2015
You can find a series of bible studies here which you might like to use for each week of Lent. The themes of these bible studies, six in all, are illustrated in the special Lenten prayer boards in St Giles’ Church. We hope that you will be able to spend some time with the prayer boards and with the bible studies.
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 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.