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remembrance sunday

Tomorrow’s Remembrance day service will be live streamed from 10.30am on Facebook and the Website. We are unable to Live stream to the Concorde Pub or Millennium Centre due to the new Covid-19 restrictions.

pcc minutes 9th september

          THE PARISH CHURCH OF St. MARGARET, RAINHAM PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL Wednesday 9th September 2020 AT 7.30PM To be present: Revd. Nathan Ward, Revd. Jonathan Jennings, Mrs Jodie Ward, Mrs Janet Garnons-Williams (Chair), Miss Lorna Dyer, Mrs. Davina O’Brien, Mr. Frank Pantony, Mrs Heather Baker, Mr. Tony Fairclough, Mr. John Gilkison, Mrs. Felicity Holton, Mr. Jamie Jackson, Mr. David Ormiston, Mrs Linda Randall, Mrs. Kayleigh Ward. This meeting was online with all participants connecting through the Zoom cloud platform to…

Open Letter Regarding IICSA

Wednesday, 7 October 2020 Dear Parishioners, I am writing to you following the publication this week of the report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse into the Anglican Church (IICSA). The report is based on public hearings held during July 2019, which examined the response of the Church of England and Church in Wales to allegations of child sexual abuse, as well as the adequacy of current safeguarding policies and practices.  ‘ It found systematic failings within the…

Revd Nathan Ward APCM

Here is what Revd Nathan Ward said at the APCM held on 30th September 2020. This year we have faced the biggest challenge to the people and Parish of Rainham since the Blitz. To date, 1240 people have tested positive for COVID in Medway of which 194 have tragically died. Some known to us here at St Margaret’s. As we approach Christmas, there is great uncertainty. And yet, like that first Christmas, within great uncertainty there is great hope. It…

thursday coffee morning

Virtual Coffee Morning Grab a cupper and join us on Zoom for a natter on Thursdays 10.00 -11.00am. Get in touch by Facebook or email (Jodie@rainhamchurch.co.uk} to get the meeting ID and password which you will need to join the meeting

pcc minutes 17TH june

Minutes of the meeting of the PCC on 17th June           THE PARISH CHURCH OF St. MARGARET, RAINHAM PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL WEDNESDAY 17th June 2020 AT 7.30PM To be present: Revd. Nathan Ward, Revd. Jonathan Jennings, Miss Jodie Sullivan, Mrs Janet Garnons-Williams (Chair), Miss Lorna Dyer, Mrs. Davina O’Brien, Mr. Frank Pantony, Mrs Heather Baker, Mr. Tony Fairclough, Mr. John Gilkison, Mrs. Felicity Holton, Mr. Jamie Jackson, Mr. David Ormiston, Mrs Linda Randall, Mrs. Kayleigh Ward. This meeting was online…

pcc minutes 1st june

Minutes of the PCC meeting held on 1st June.           THE PARISH CHURCH OF St. MARGARET, RAINHAM PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL MONDAY 1st June 2020 AT 7.30PM To be present: Revd. Nathan Ward, Revd. Jonathan Jennings, Miss Jodie Sullivan, Mrs Janet Garnons-Williams (Chair), Miss Lorna Dyer, Mrs. Davina O’Brien, Mr. Frank Pantony, Mrs Heather Baker, Mr. Tony Fairclough, Mr. John Gilkison, Mrs. Felicity Holton, Mr. Jamie Jackson, Mr. David Ormiston, Mrs Linda Randall, Mrs. Kayleigh Ward. This meeting was online with…

RIP DAVE

We were sad to hear that Dave the donkey who has led our Palm Sunday procession for a number of years now has died. We will miss you Dave.

PCC minutes

Minutes of the PCC meeting on the 18th May 2020 THE PARISH CHURCH OF St. MARGARET, RAINHAM PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL MONDAY 18th May 2020 AT 7.30PM To be present: Revd. Nathan Ward, Revd. Jonathan Jennings, Miss Jodie Sullivan, Mrs Janet Garnons-Williams (Chair), Miss Lorna Dyer, Mrs. Davina O’Brien, Mr. Frank Pantony, Mrs Heather Baker, Mr. Tony Fairclough, Mr. John Gilkison, Mrs. Felicity Holton, Mr. Jamie Jackson, Mr. David Ormiston, Mrs Linda Randall, Mrs. Kayleigh Ward. This meeting was online with…

st margaret’s day

Ready to celebrate St. Margaret’s Day weekend ? Even though our patronal festival celebrations are looking rather different this year, we still can’t wait to celebrate with you all. Get in touch today to join in any of the Zoom events.

Pastoral Letter

Dear Friends, As our country begins the process of re-opening—and as opinions and passions swirl about the best way to do that—I want to share a few words about our process of resuming services and activities in St Margaret’s in light of the Government’s announcement yesterday. Let me start off by saying that no one is more excited about that day than I am! I truly miss seeing you and while I’m so thankful for the ways we’ve stayed connected…

Holy Week and Easter

Please find below our Holy Week and Easter resource for use when the church building is closed. If you would like a printed copy posted to you, please e-mail online@rainhamchurch.co.uk . We will be posting them out the week beginning 29th March.