Posts by stmargaretschurch

Posts by stmargaretschurch

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.…

PCC minutes March 2021

The Parish Church of St Margaret, Rainham Parochial Church Council Wednesday, 10 March 2021 via Zoom Item Details Action 1. Opening Prayer:     TW opened the meeting with prayer.   2. Apologies:     These were received from Revd Christine Allen (CA); Revd Jonathan Jennings (JPJ) and Owen Smith (OS).   3. Finance Committee Update:   i. 2020 Accounts – TW referred to the finance documents previously circulated and confirmed that we are close to closing the 2020 accounts.…

Important News!

Important News! Our much-loved office administrator, Kate Canton, who will be known to so many of you, will be retiring before the summer. Kate has worked tirelessly and selflessly in the office for many years now and we are so grateful to her for all she has done in and for the life of St Margaret’s. We will be so sorry to see her leave the staff team.Do be praying for Kate in her last few months in her role,…

Details Of The APCM

Details of the APCM The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held virtually at 7:30 pm on the 19th May. This meeting is open to anyone on the electoral roll. Therefore, in order to attend please get in touch with the office, so that we can confirm you are on the roll and are therefore eligible to attend. The cut off point to attend will be noon on 18th May, the day before the meeting. The annual report will be posted on…

APCM notice 2021

NOTICE OF ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING Parish of St Margaret of Antioch, Rainham Below are details of the APCM 2021. Please note that if people want to attend, they must notify the Church office by noon on 19th May and they will be sent the zoom link. The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held virtually at 7:30 pm­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ on the 19th day of May 2021. For election of parochial representatives of the laity as follows:-. To the Parochial Church Council…

Terry ‘s Licensing

Terry Whittaker’s Licensing Service Tomorrow (Tuesday 13th April), Terry will be licensed as Chaplain to Medway Police and as a Lay Funeral Minister. We celebrate these callings on Terry’s life and trust that God will use him powerfully in these areas. Do join us in praying for Terry at this time.

Alpha course

The end of our latest Alpha Course We recently concluded our latest Alpha course, the second one we’ve done virtually. It is never quite the same as meeting in person, but we had a wonderful group of 8 people meet weekly on Zoom to chat about the big questions of life and faith. It was a great time for growing in our understanding of prayer, the Bible, the Holy Spirit, and so much more!You can email jodie@rainhamchurch.co.uk if you want to express…

Church Warden

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to serve St Margaret’s Church Rainham? Wehave a vacancy for a deputy churchwarden, starting in May. This is a leadership role thatsupports both the clergy and the congregation and there will be plenty of on the job training. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Janet Garnons-Williams atjanet@rainhamchurch.co.uk, Davina O’Brien at Davina@rainhamchurch.co.uk or Lorna Dyer atLorna@rainhamchurch.co.uk or via the church office