Remembering His Royal Highness Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh
Due to Covid safeguards, it is with regret that we cannot have a condolence book in church, neither can we light candles.
However, you are invited to write a message of condolence and light an online candle at www.churchofengland.org.
You are welcome to leave a floral tribute at the foot of the flagpole in the churchyard, where the Union flag is at half mast.
On 9 April 2021
Statement from the Bishop of Chichester following news of the death of Prince Philip
(left, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and St Margaret's flag at half mast)
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty the Queen and with her family, on hearing the news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Beyond the love and commitment of marriage and family life, Prince Philip has been a remarkable consort in his commitment for nearly seven decades to the demands of public life – a rock of support in good times and bad.
Let us now give thanks for his steadfast love of the Queen, their family and the nation that he served with pride. May God grant to him rest and peace and a share in the glory of eternal life." +Martin
Please click here to see the latest Sunday Worship live stream
Please click here to see a gallery of Holy Week 2021 photos
Please click here for the News Sheet, published weekly
Please click here to find out how to get help from the community in COVID time
St Margaret’s is a friendly church, built around a shared loyalty to Jesus Christ and a desire to be made new people in him. Worship is central to everything we do, and we enjoy it. As the only
church in the village, we try to provide something for everyone, and are proud to be able to offer a wide range of services, from the quiet dignity of early morning Communion to Messy Church,
from the exuberant celebration of Family Communion to traditional Evensong (we are one of the few villages locally still able to offer this). Whatever the style of worship, we expect to encounter
the living Jesus through the words of scripture and in his sacramental presence. We have a strong musical tradition, with both a robed choir and a worship band: you might hear anything, from
Tallis to Tim Hughes, with most stops in between.
We have an active, successful bellringing band and we are very proud of our work with children and young people. The Church's year is fully celebrated with many moving and well-attended special services at festivals. Our congregation expect intelligent, relevant preaching and we are beginning to discover the value of home fellowship groups and other less formal ways of being in church together.
We want to be a church which serves the community, and we encourage our members to volunteer for a wide range of civic, local and charitable roles. In serving others, we see the face of Jesus.
If you know of anyone who regularly worships at St. Margaret's but does not have access to a computer, please do give them a call and share our weekly bulletins. Alternatively, please contact our Parish Administrator who will contact them. Many thanks for your help and support!
The church has reopened and is open for private prayer on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10-5.
Our services are also now open to in-person attendance with booking necessary. Strict systems are in place to keep everyone safe, and we ask you to keep a distance in church and to wear a mask.
We are still live-streaming services from the church at 10.30am each Sunday. You can get the link to these services each Saturday evening from the services page, from our Facebook page or from the weekly email Newsletter.
If you would like to be on the email circulation list for our weekly worship links, news updates and so on contact Ros Parker, the PCC Secretary, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be assured of our love and prayers for you and yours, and let us all continue to be diligent in doing those things that are within our control to keep each other safe.