The Churches of St Margaret's Benefice-Welcome!-The Churches of St Margaret's Benefice

The Churches of St Margaret's Benefice-Welcome!-The Churches of St Margaret's Benefice

Welcome to our little corner of England!

We are here to reach out 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.

Looking out...

Well, football(ers) coming home - but won't they get the welcome they so deserve.  Done us proud, they have.

90 divers led 13 safely out - What an astonishingly selfless act of bravery and absolute determination.  Humans are pretty amazing, when you think about it.

Blue sky again - Phew! Normal service resumed.

Clouds?! - What are these strange things in the sky?

Some days just seem like a rose-tinted cliché - running along the White Cliffs in the early morning sunshine, Skylarks twittering up in the blue, a Spitfire doing acrobatics overhead.  Honestly, if Vera Lynn appeared singing "There'll be bluebirds over..." I wouldn't have batted an eyelid.  Let's hope for more of those moments.

One year on from the devastating Grenfell Tower fire - yet it still seems so close, so visceral was our reaction to the events of that night.  The presence of 24 hour news means we can stumble upon unfolding events quite by accident, drawn in to what is happening in real time, as was the case that night.  It was difficult to switch off and go to bed - it felt like abandoning people in their time of utmost need.  A year on and people are still in desperate need for suitable housing, care and support, and probably will need it for the rest of their lives.  We pray today for all those touched by the Grenfell Tower disaster, that they may find peace and a way forward. 
“God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength but with your testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it” (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Sometimes it can seem like He has more faith in us than we have in Him.

Next Services...
For a full list of the current month's services, click here.
Sunday 15th July  
St Margaret's8.00amCommunion BCP
West Langdon9.30amCommunion CW
St Margaret's10.00amCommunion CW
Sunday 22nd July  
St Margaret's8.00amCommunion BCP
East Langdon9.30amCommunion CW
St Margaret's10.00amCommunion CW

visits to this website

  St Margaret of Antioch @ St Margaret's-at-Cliffe
  St Peter @ Westcliffe
  St Augustine @ East Langdon
  St Mary @ West Langdon
  • Looking for a good source of information and support for a teenage girl in you family?  Then I would highly recommend you go to - a great resource created by Charlotte Ford and Sam Stanley of this parish, full of honest advice and information.  It wouldn't hurt if a few boys read it as well...
  • Kent Dementia Action Alliance have a 24hour helpline - 0800 500 3014.  You can find more information on the Crisis Response page.

  • This is a fantastic website and phone app to enable easy reporting of a rough-sleeper to services that can help - click here
    for more information.

  • Dover Food Bank'most wanted' list (updated 8th July 2018)
Upcoming Events...

Contact us...
01304 852179

General enquiries:

Diocese of Canterbury Safeguarding:

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Diocese of Canterbury Safeguarding:
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Benefice Disclosure Officer:
Jannine Hyde tel: 853565
Benefice Safeguarding Co-ordinator:
Barbara Broughton tel:853840