Posts by stmargaretschurch

Posts by stmargaretschurch

Remembrance Sunday

This Sunday, 14th November, we will be gathering around the War Memorial at 10:30am for an act of remembrance. We will be joined by local organisations, dignitaries and the Kent Police Band As the service will be wholly held outside, the roads will be closed at 10:00am to enable a safe area for you to view the service. If you have any questions, do get in contact with us on remembrance@rainhamchurch.co.uk #RainhamChurch #Remembrance2021 #WeWillRemember #RainhamKent #WarMemorial

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Memorial Service – Tuesday 2nd November 7pmWe will be holding our annual memorial service in church on All Souls Day which provides the community with an opportunity to come together and mourn those who they love but see no longer. Please do invite friends and family to come to this service which will last no longer than an hour and be followed by refreshments. Remembrance Sunday – Sunday 14th November 10.30amThis year our service of remembrance will take place fully…

All Together

For a long time now the PCC has tried to think of ways in which the various congregations can come together as ‘one church’ throughout the year and this coming Sunday is going to be the first of our ‘All Together’ Holy Communion services which will be held at 10.30am. Therefore we have taken the decision to hold only one service followed by lunch this coming Sunday. Please do all that you can to make it as it would be…

Christmas 2021

Dear Friends, I want to take this opportunity to share with you our plans for Christmas which we have been thinking about for the last few months. We are currently enjoying the freedom of not being in lockdown and a more relaxed environment within the Church since October and the easing of restrictions. However I think it is fair to say that we are not out of the woods yet with there being 722 cases reported in Medway last week. This winter…

Making Miracles

We are so excited to be teaming up with Making Miracles for Baby Loss Awareness Week to display 400 umbrellas, suspended from the ceiling of the Church building. We are open at the following times to come and see this amazing display. Saturday 9th October: 2-4 Monday 11th October: 12-2 Tuesday 12th October: 10-12 Wednesday 13th October: 12-2 Thursday 14th October: 12-2 Thursday 14th October 18:30 – 20:30 Friday 15th October: 10-12 On Friday 15th October, we will be holding…

Opening Up

We have now reached the time when we are taking the next steps in ‘opening up’! What this means is that from the 1st October: – all pews will be open with cushions and bibles– the North Aisle will remain every other pew without cushions to ease cleaning and allow seating that has distancing– refreshments will be back– face masks are recommended but not compulsory Communion will remain in one kind only until further advice is sought. Thank you for…

New Service Pattern

New Service Pattern! We are moving to a new pattern of worship on Sunday mornings at 10.30am from Sunday 3rd October which is outlined below:   In the coming months Services of the Word will include musical accompaniment from a variety of individuals and groups as well as the Choir. Holy Communion will remain weekly at the 8am service. The ‘All Together’ Service is aimed at bringing together all the congregations that gather at St Margaret’s and provide an opportunity…

Update from Harare

Please pray for St Phillip’s Church and the Diocese of Harare. They are closing their churches because of coronavirus and probably will not open again until August or September. This puts additional strain on all those trying to find work to feed their families. We also need to pray as there is insufficient funds to cover Health Care for Clergy in the diocese of Harare. The funds help pay for many things from glasses to life or death situations. Our…

Bereavement Journey

It was so good to see so many of you in the last few days at church as well as seeing you engage online too. A new course will begin this June. The Bereavement Journey is run in small groups over 6 Sessions and is for anyone who has been bereaved. It will start on 8th June, 7.30pm at the Millennium Centre. By means of a series of films and discussion groups it gently guides bereaved people through the most common…

PCC Minutes April 2021

The Parish Church of St Margaret, Rainham Parochial Church Council Wednesday, 14th April 2021 via MS Teams, 19:30 PCC MINUTES Item Details Action 1. Opening Prayer:     NB opened the meeting with prayer.   2. Apologies:     NW chaired the meeting. Apologies were received from Janet Garnons-Williams (JGW), Frank Pantony (FP), Revd Jonathan Jennings (JPJ) and Charley Whittaker (CW).   3. Finance Committee Update:     The predicted general balance for the first quarter was £93,000, actual stands…

Update From Zimbabwe

Updates from Zimbabwe St Margaret’s church has for many years had links with St Phillips Church in Tafara, Zimbabwe. In the past some members of our congregation have visited the area and raised money to support projects. This year we are beginning to strengthen our links again. Each month we are going to be meeting with the Priest in charge Phillip via Zoom to discuss how we can develop friendships, prayer, teaching, and to support each other in our ministries.…