The Benefice of St Margaret's with Westcliffe, and East & West Langdon

Part of the Dover Deanery, in the Diocese of Canterbury, Kent.

Welcome to our little corner of England!

  • We are here to serve, connect and support everybody in the villages and hamlets surrounding
    St Margaret's.

  • We strive to be a welcoming and friendly Benefice and look forward to meeting you on your faith journey.

News in brief...

  •  Check Dover Food Bank logopng  for their 'most wanted' page
  • Lots of fun at the Toddler Group Fun day!
  • New WW1 memorial dedicated at East Langdon - find out more here.
  • For more news, go to our News... page.  I know, it's seamless!

Looking Out...

Delighted to have Jonathan Wheeler from Dover Food Bank at our Family Service in St Margaret's yesterday - Jon gave us a real insight into the ethos, aims and function of the food bank, and of the incredible generocity that this Benefice has shown in supporting it.

Saw this...   Screen Shot 05-26-19 at 0842 PMPNG ...thought it was kind of lovely.

1.6 million - that's the number of food packs issued by food banks run by the Trussell Trust, the UK's biggest food bank network, last year. In ONE year. That's a 19% increase on the previous year. Add in the smaller charities and trusts and it rises even further. But don't worry, austerity is officially over, so it can't possibly be that that's causing the problems.

Came across a video by the RSA on rural poverty issues - it's based on case studies in the Peak District but is equally relevant to our little corner of the land:
God's Lone Country from the RSA

A 2% drop in rough sleepers last year hailed as an achievement - what do we call the 165% rise in numbers since 2010? Please think about supporting charities that help the homeless and vulnerable - they are the ones working on the frontline, picking up the pieces, day after day. Humanity is not reserved only for those with a roof over their heads, everyone deserves dignity.