Services

Worship lies at the heart of the Christian life. It is in worship that we express our theology and define our identity. It is through encountering God within worship that we are formed (and transformed) as his people.

Sundays

8.00am Holy Communion
9.15am Family Mass
10.45am High Mass
6.30pm Choral Evensong
   

Weekday Masses

Tuesday  7.00pm
Thursday  11.00am
Friday  7.15am
   

Morning Prayer

Monday to Friday - 7.45am  Saturdays and Bank Holidays 9.00 am
 

Special Sundays

On certain special Sundays we combine our morning services and join together as one Church Family. These are usually for Mothering Sunday, Harvest and St. Margaret’s Day in July. During the most important parts of the Christian year we also hold a number of other special services, for example the annual Christingle Service, Christmas Crib Service and Good Friday Family Service.

Feast Days

During the Christian year there are a number of important feast days which do not necessarily fall on a Sunday. For example: the Epiphany; Ascension Day; Corpus Christi; and All Souls’ Day.

On these Feast Days St Margaret’s normally hosts a High Mass similar to that which takes place at 10.45am on a Sunday.

These feast days commemorate important events in the life of Christ or significant aspects of the Christian life.

On All Souls’ Day we particularly pray for our departed loved ones and there are opportunities before this day to request that a loved one is named during the service.

Special Occasions

Baptisms

At St Margaret’s we are always delighted to welcome children or babies into the Church through baptism.

Baptism normally takes place in one of our main Sunday morning services and our parish priest, Father Philip, would normally prepare you for this.

Weddings

We are delighted to have weddings at St Margaret's, however there are always some legal preliminaries to be completed before a marriage can take place in a Church of England Church.

These are to do with where you live, or whether you have a “qualifying connection” with St Margaret’s, or whether you have been married previously.

It is always best first to speak to Fr Philip who will guide you through the process and what might be required. We always try to find a way for you to enjoy your special day in St Margaret’s!

Funerals

A funeral can be held at St Margaret's if that is what your loved one has asked for, or you would wish as next of kin of the deceased.

Funeral arrangements are usually made by your undertaker with Fr Philip. However, if you are planning for the future or making arrangements for your last wishes, Fr Phillip would be pleased to discuss your own funeral arrangements with you.

Many do leave instructions for their funeral arrangements with the Church many years ahead and this can be very helpful for all involved. If you want to discuss matters relating to any funeral, please speak toFather Philip.

You can usually speak to Fr Philip on a Sunday morning, or on a Friday morning at Playtime in the Parish Hall, or contact him on