Welcome to our beautiful corner of england  
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We are here to reach out to, serve, connect and support everybody in the villages and hamlets surrounding St Margaret's.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our services and events.

Looking out...


It's that time of year when the countryside starts to change - fields turn from golden to brown as the crops are gathered in and the ground ploughed anew.  'A' level results are in, GCSE's are just issued, as our young people move from secondary education on to new challenges.  We all need goals, little way-markers in our lives.  They don't need to be big - clean out that cupboard you've been artfully ignoring; replant that border; learn a piece of scripture off by heart; phone that person you haven't spoken to in ages; do that project you always wanted to do.  Reach out, ask for God's guidance, plough your own furrow and plant new seeds in your life.

One thing that doesn't seem to be changing is the desperate situation in Aleppo - no aid convoys have been through in a month. The only thing delivered are barrel bombs and chlorine gas.  The images of the little boy rescued from airstrikes today, filthy, bloodied but too traumatised to cry, should be the final picture we ever see like this.  Why is the world not shouting at the top of its lungs for this barbarity to stop?  48 hour truces are not good enough.  There is still stalemate in Calais, with over 100 unaccompanied children still waiting to be reunited with families in the UK - inactivity is inexcusable.  Love thy neighbour - it's not a tricky concept to grasp.

We all pray for those affected by the Italian earthquake - it feels almost unreal for such an event to happen so near to our shores.  We hope the miracle rescues happen to bring hope in the devastation.


Find out more what's been happening in the Benefice at
Reaching Out...

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Next Services:

 Saturday 3rd September  
 St Margaret's 10.30am Saturday Service
 Sunday 4th September  
St Margaret's8.00am 
10.00am
Communion BCP
Matins
 East Langdon 9.30am Family Service
For a full listing of Services, click on When we Worship...
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The
St Margaret's Benefice consists of four
historic village churches and is part of the
Dover Deanery, in the Diocese of Canterbury:

St Margaret of Antioch in St Margaret's-at-Cliffe
St Augustine   in East Langdon
St Peter   in  Westcliffe
St Mary the Virgin   in West Langdon
Find out more on Our Churches...

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 News...
Have a look on our Reaching Out... page for photos from Roger's last service at St Margaret's.

Bank Holiday Monday - Local & Family History Day at St Margaret's Village Hall

Saturday Service returns for our younger ones on the 3rd September at 10.30am - love to see you all there

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General  Benefice email:
outreach@stmargaretsbenefice.org.uk
For more information and to sign up to our mailing list, go to Contact Us...