Thank you... 25 July 2014
to everyone who brought such delicious food to the shared lunch last Sunday. A plate and a bowl were left at the Vicarage and can be collected from the back of church.
Holiday Friday Lite 25 July 2014
Friday, 1 August 10.00am to 12 noon in St. Margaret’s. There will be no formal holiday activities this summer but we are able to provide a change of scene, company, coffee, cake and some basic craft activities for anyone who is around and would care to join us. Crafts will include colouring, junk modelling, bead threading and (hopefully!) some of those loom bands that have taken the world by storm. There will also be toys and books available and maybe even some playdough! All very, very welcome.
(There will be a further session on Friday, 29 August 10.00am to 12 noon)
Debates at the University Church 26 June 2014
An interesting series of debates on Thursday evenings starting in October. For more details see this site where it is possible to register interest in the individual sessions.
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.