Part of the Dover Deanery, in the Diocese of Canterbury, Kent.
St Margaret's Benefice is currently in a period of Interregnum.
"Interregnum? I thought that was when Charles I was removed from his head?"Well, yes, it was, but it is also the term used in the Church of England for when a parish no longer has a licenced priest. Our wonderful Reverend Diane retired Autumn last year, and so we are embarking on the process of finding a new incumbent. In the mean time, we are extremely lucky to have a number of retired clergy (ie are no longer licenced to a particular parish) living in the village and surrounding area, who will be taking services that require an ordained minister. Take a look on our Clergy page to see who they are.
We are OPEN FOR SUNDAY SERVICES! - After what seems like forever, we have been given permission to hold services again. We held our first Communion at St Margaret's and a Family Service at St Augustine's. It was so lovely to see all your smiling faces again and to spend a little peaceful, thoughtful time together. It was strange not to have hymns, especially, I think, because there is a real desire to express some joy and thankfullness, but Emma provided beautiful music for us at St M. With waves instead of hugs during the Peace and a stripped down service, things were different, but it was a start and we will build on this as we work out what shape and form 'church' takes from here on.
A reminder - if you want to attend a service at St Margaret's, please call Sandy on 852265 to reserve your place as numbers have to be limited. No pre-booking is required at St Augustine's and they can safely accommodate 20-25 people.
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