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...

 

We pray for the victims of the Westminster attack - we pray for the dead and the injured, for those traumatised by what they witnessed, and their families and friends who will need to support them.  We pray for the emergency services and passers-by that acted selflessly, running towards the danger rather than away from it.  We pray that fear does not overcome peace and hope.  Many of us have walked Westminster Bridge, ate lunch on the green outside Parliament.  These places are important to us and our nation, and will remain busy with people who work, live and visit our capital city, whatever tragic events happen there, because we are the nation who invented the stiff upper lip, and we will indeed, keep calm and carry on. 

The Disasters Emergency Committee has launched a campaign to provide urgent relief for the people of East Africa - go to the
East Africa Crisis Appeal to see how they are trying to help the 16 million people on the brink of starvation.

Delighted to see that the correct envelope was opened at the Oscars for the Best Documentary Short - The White Helmets followed the work of the civilian humanitarian workers in Syria, themselves under fire, as they tirelessly try and save lives.  It is just a shame that it had to be made in the first place.

What a fascinating series on the House of Lords on BBC 2 at the moment - it really emphasises the deep, rich history that our democracy has, as well as the quirky procedures that make it all work.  There is always the constant call for modernisation of working practices, digitisation of voting etc., but somehow, being physically required to walk through a division lobby gives more weight to the decision being made and the effort the Lords go to to debate and scrutinise the issues before them.  A true representation of 'vote with your feet'.


Had you thought about coming to church but weren't sure whether to or not? - Liz has written a terrific guide to the church services held in the Benefice, and why people decide to join the congregation.  It might just be the nudge you were looking for.

 

There are Commonwealth war graves in St Margaret's Churchyard - we now have an official plaque from CWGC to acknowledge their presence, and there are a team of dedicated people working on the 'Living Memory' CWGC project to provide histories for each of the seven souls we have buried there.  Have a look at our CWGC page as we continue to add fascinating information to this project throughout the year.

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

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Next Services:

 

Sunday 26th March    
St Margaret's 8.00am Communion BCP
East Langdon 10.00am Mothering Sunday Service
St Margaret's 10.00am Communion CW
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...
  • Foodbank UPDATED LIST (as of 20th March) - click here
     
  • The CWGC Living History Project now has it's own page on the website!  We will be adding information on each of the graves as we progress through the year.
     
  • You can read about the lovely ceremony at East Langdon, to plant a tree in memory of Jan Tjoonk.
     
  • Feel like finding your voice this year?  Click here   to find out a little more about St Margaret's Church Choir
     
  • Events coming up -
    - Mothering Sunday Craft Morning: Saturday 25th March 10am to 12noon.
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    Easter Craft Morning: Saturday 1st April 10am to 12noon.

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General  Benefice email:
outreach@stmargaretsbenefice.org.uk

Vicarage email:
stmargaretsvicarage@hotmail.co.uk

 
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