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 by clicking on their logo

  • Articles for the Parish News can be put in the Drop Box in St Margaret's church porch
  • Want to see a cute picture? Click here to say hello to our latest baptism babe!
  • Very sorry to hear of the recent death of Ted Finnis - such a lovely, fun man.  His funeral will be Tuesday 26th October 12.30pm at St Margaret's.

  • for more news, go to our News... page. I know, it's seamless!

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Our churches were looking so pretty for their Harvest Festivals - what a lovely altar front at St Augustines!  Perfect theme for celebrating the variety of wonderful things that grow in our fertile soil.  Warm Autumnal colours at St Peter's, catching the low morning light.  And the vibrancy of St Margaret's blooms - there's something about how the light comes through a church window.  Those Normans knew what they were doing.

Myths and Misconceptions

Asylum seekers? Refugees? All scroungers, aren't they?

Well, no.

Think what would make you leave everything, cross a contintent and turn up on another shore at the mercy of strangers. Not a casual decision. There's very good myth-busting information from Canterbury Diocese that you can read HERE to dispell misinformation and be better able to answer people's questions.

Delighted to welcome St Margaret's Primary School into church today (1st Oct) -   celebrating Harvest Festival with songs, readings and prayers written by the children, it was a joy to see a full church after so long.  For the school, this was their biggest whole school event since Christmas 2019, and a special moment for the staff in particular.

Youngsters from around the Benefice have been making amazing artwork on the theme of dragons - have a look at our Gallery page to see what they've achieved.

2.5million emergency food parcels given out by Trussell Trust food banks from April 2020 to March 2021 - that's up from 1.9 million the previous year.

Whilst the Trussell Trust are the largest foodbank organisation, they are by no means the only ones. Food poverty is real and should not be happening. In all of 2010 the number was 41,000. I'll just let that sink in.  You can read more on