Harvest Festival is on 4th October, and we are collecting goods for Crawley Open House. Bring your gifts to church on Sunday*, or during the week when the church is open 10-4 Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
*If you're coming on Sunday be sure to book - it's 'ticket-only'. See here for how.
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From the Vicar, Revd Jules A. Barnes:
We are gradually opening the church building again during the months ahead. We will be taking this slowly, and working strictly within the guidelines, so things will look, and be, rather different inside. The recycling facility remains closed for the time being.
For details on opening hours and services please click here.
Most importantly please remember that we are to wear a face covering and must keep 2 metres apart from each other at all times when inside the church. And a reminder that if you are shielding, or otherwise in a vulnerable or high risk category you should not yet come to church. Please help us all, by abiding by the ‘rules’, so that we can avoid any setbacks, and in any way inadvertently contributing to the feared ‘second spike’. Thank you for your flexibility and co-operation.
Meanwhile, we have an email list to keep everyone connected. If you would like to be on the circulation list for our weekly worship links, news updates and so on email Ros Parker, the PCC Secretary, on email@example.com.
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.
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 Annual Parochial Church Meeting was held on Wednesday 2nd September at 6pm in church. To read the 2019 Trustees' Annual Report and Accounts please download by clicking on the button below.
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.