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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:  …

PCC Minutes 9th DECEMBER

Present: Revd Christine Allen (CA); Heather Baker (HB); Nigel Barfoot (NB); Alex Brewer (AB); Ian Bryant (IB); Ann Critchley (AC); Lorna Dyer (LD); Janet Garnons-Williams (JGW); Nick Grief (NG); Felicity Holton (FH); Jamie Jackson (JJ); Revd Jonathan Jennings (JPJ) joined late; Davina O’Brien (DOB); David Ormiston (DO); Frank Pantony (FP); Linda Randall (LR); Owen Smith (OS); Jodie Ward (JW); Kayleigh Ward (KW); Revd Nathan Ward (NW); Charley Whittaker (CW) joined late; Terry Whittaker (TW) Item Details Action 1. Prayer:  …

UPDATE from nathan

Dear all, I’m writing to share an update regarding our plans to pause in-person ministry within the Church building following the Prime Ministers speech earlier today. As you will be aware, Rainham will be in tier 4 as of midnight tonight and as a church we have a duty to do all we can to protect the community and those who serve it. For that reason I, in consultation with the Church Wardens, have taken the hard decision to close…

PCC Minutes 14TH october

          THE PARISH CHURCH OF St. MARGARET, RAINHAM PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL Wednesday 14th October 2020 AT 7.30PM To be present: Revd. Nathan Ward, Revd. Jonathan Jennings, Revd Christine Allen, Ann Critchley,  Jodie Ward, Mr Terry Whittaker, Mrs Janet Garnons-Williams, Miss Lorna Dyer, Mrs. Davina O’Brien, Mr. Frank Pantony, Mrs Heather Baker, Mrs. Felicity Holton, Mr. Jamie Jackson, Mr. David Ormiston, Mrs Linda Randall, Mrs. Kayleigh Ward, Mr Nick Grief, Miss Charlie Whittaker, Mr Alex Brewer, Mr Owen Smith, Mr Nigel…

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…