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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…

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…

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…

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.

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…
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