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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

Watching live streams

We’re really sorry about the recent technical issues which have meant some services haven’t been available via the website. We are working on resolving this,but we know it can be frustrating. Please be patient as we try and navigate technology in all its highs and lows! It may be helpful to know that our services are all automatically streamed directly to Facebook, the website, and our You tube channel. This means that if you can’t see it in one of…

Notes from PCC March 2021

Notes from PCC 10th March 2021Members received a full financial update. The accounts for 2020 are closed and beingprepared for independent inspection.Work needs doing to various parts of the boundary wall, both north and south complicatedby the fact that they are listed. Costings are being obtained.The ladies & Accessible toilets downstairs in the Millennium Centre have been painted andthe soap dispenser re-sited. The work was a little more involved than anticipated and we arelooking now more generally at the integrity…

ELECTORAL ROLL

ELECTORAL ROLL Parish of St Margaret of Antioch, Rainham The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held at 7:30 pm­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ on the 19th May 2021 at 7.30pm via Zoom. If you would like to be more closely linked to St. Margaret’s Church, please join our electoral roll. Your application must be received by the Church Office before 30th April 2021 to enable you to vote at the meeting this year. Download an application form to join the Electoral roll.

PCC MINUTES 13TH jANUARY 2021

The Parish Church of St Margaret, Rainham Parochial Church Council Minutes of the PCC Meeting on Wednesday, 13 January 2021 via Zoom, 19:30 Item Details Action 1. Opening Prayer:     CA opened the meeting with prayer.   2. Apologies:     JGW chaired the meeting. Apologies were received from Ian Bryant (IB) – guest; Revd Jonathan Jennings (JPJ); Kayleigh Ward (KW); Revd Nathan Ward (NW)   3. Decisions of Standing Committee:   i. Given the recent change in Government…

pcc minutes 23 dec 2020

Minutes of PCC Finance Meeting Wednesday 23 December 2020 19:30 via Zoom Present: Heather Baker (HB); Nigel Barfoot (NB); Ann Critchley (AC); Lorna Dyer (LD); Janet Garnons-Williams (JGW); Nick Grief (NG); Felicity Holton (FH); Jamie Jackson (JJ); Revd Jonathan Jennings (JPJ) left the meeting at 20:00; Davina O’Brien (DOB); David Ormiston (DO); Linda Randall (LR); Owen Smith (OS); Jodie Ward (JW); Kayleigh Ward (KW); Revd Nathan Ward (NW); Charley Whittaker (CW); Terry Whittaker (TW) Item Details Action 1. Prayer:  …