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Us (the new name for USPG) Emergency Appeal for Nepal 02 May 2015

A message from Us: ‘Donations will support Anglican relief work in Nepal. We are working with Anglicans in Nepal to support emergency relief efforts following Saturday’s massive earthquake. 

As the death toll passes 5,000 – with an estimated 1.5 million in need of food and water – please support this work with your prayers and donations. 

Please make a donation to our Nepal Rapid Response appeal. 

Donations will directly fund the work of ACROSS (Anglican Crisis Relief Outreach and Support, Singapore). 

The Revd Lewis Lew, the Anglican Dean of Nepal, told Us: “Thousands have lost their homes and loved ones. There is a great shortage of food, water and shelter, plus the monsoon season has arrived early. 

People are in despair. We are trying our utmost best to arrange for relief and supplies.” 

Please make a donation today. 

Please pray

  • For God’s comfort and healing for Nepal.
  • For the Nepalese government, aid agencies and the wider international community as they organise an effective response.
  • For speedy recovery for the injured and divine comfort to the bereaved.

Read more and make a donation.’

Help with SAMS 25 April 2015

Even if you don’t have young children, we would welcome your help at the monthly Saturday morning SAMs sessions. You don’t need any special skills: just a willingness to handle glitter and sticky stuff and to help children with the crafts. Contact: rachel.reeves@gmail.com.

Christian Aid Week May 10–16 10 April 2015

Christian Aid Week is May 10–16 this year and you should find a Christian Aid envelope in your seat—please take it home and return it with your donation on either May 10 or 17. Please do take time to fill in the Gift Aid form incorporated in the envelope as this further increases the value of your contribution.

Members of St. Margaret’s will also be out during Christian Aid week collecting from houses in the parish and Jose Harris would love to hear from anyone else who would be able to collect—please think whether you could give a little time to this very worthwhile cause. jose.harris@stcatz.ox.ac.uk.

About Us

We are a traditional, friendly 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.