Ministries

Ministries

Here at St Margaret’s we undertake a number of ministries, all of which can be found below.

Churchyard Gang

St. Margaret’s Church has a large churchyard. This is maintained by a loyal team of volunteers known as the “Churchyard Gang” who meet most Saturday mornings to mow the grass and trim and prune wherever needed. It is an important task which ensures the churchyard remains as a tranquil space for all in the heart of Rainham. If you would be interested in helping maintain this community space then please do get in touch with the church office.

Prayer Ministry

As you may have heard, Rainham Recreational Ground has seen an increase in vandalism, littering, and anti-social behaviour in recent months. Nick Grief along with members of the congregation, have been regularly praying in the park and we’d love to see more join them. If you are praying alone in the park, do let us know so we can still connect with you about prayer points etc. for more information email office@rainhamchurch.co.uk.

252Kids

252 Kids is for primary school aged children (school years R to 6). We meet in the Millennium Centre every Sunday morning from 10.20am. We restarted on Sunday 23rd May in a socially distanced and COVID friendly way! We look at a different theme each month and learn more about Jesus and how to grow in faith whilst playing games, making, creating, reading the Bible and praying. Once restrictions allow, we may even sing and eat! Our team of leaders…

Thursday Coffee Morning

Coffee morning in Church has now restarted why not come and join us on Thursday Why not join us in Church on a Thursday morning for Tea, Coffee and friendly chat about anything and everything, There are always biscuits and sometimes cake as well. Everyone is welcome. Coffee morning is every Thursday from 10.00am – 12.00

Family Friendly Coffee Morning

Family Friendly Coffee Morning has restarted. Family Friendly coffee morning is held in Church every Monday during the School term only from 9.00am -11.00am It is for pre-school children and their parents, grandparents, or carers. There are lots of activities available such as drawing, and crafts, which the children and parents can take part in. There are also lots of toys for the children to play with and we usually have a story or some singing, Tea, coffee and squash…

Mothers’ Union

Mother’s Union is a Christian charity with over three million members worldwide. The headquarters of the Mother’s Union is at Mary Sumner House in London – named after the founder. We hope to resume when restrictions are lifted ,  but our first full meeting which will  be on July 21st will actually be in church in  the afternoon  (not the evening)  when we will be having a combined short service, AGM and refreshments afterwards with an opportunity for everyone to…

Exploring Ministry

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me! Isaiah 6:8 Our mission is to be a Christian presence in every community. There are a wide range of opportunities to serve Jesus. If you believe you’re called to ministry, please talk to one of the staff team as we would love to journey with you as you explore your vocation. Do pray…

Prayer

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God Philippians 4:6 Our daily lives are often very full. Full of things to do. Full of meetings and deadlines. Full of places to be. Full of people to meet. For some they may be full of time on our hands. Full of hopes we would like to fulfil. Full of things we don’t want to face. Where…

Messy Church

What is Messy Church? Messy Church is a way of being church for families that is found across the world. It is: is a way of being church for families involving fun is a church, not a craft club, that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour is found across the world values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship which believes, with the historic churches, in one God,…

Home Groups

Home Groups are at the heart of St Margaret’s church. They are smaller gatherings of people meeting throughout Rainham to build friendships, grow spiritually and transform the local communities in which they live and work. There are currently four house groups meeting at various days and times: Monday evening Fortnightly Tuesday evenings Fortnightly Thursday evenings Fortnightly If you are interested in joining a house group or would like more information, please contact the church office.

Bell Ringing

The Bells of St. Margaret’s Church St. Margaret’s Church has fine set of Bells, hung in a tower that was built around 1470 and stands 100ft high.  We have a dedicated team of ringers and are often visited by teams of visiting ringers. The peal consists of eight bells of varying ages, six of which are very old, and the remaining two being relative ‘new boys’.  The oldest surviving bell is the tenor which was hung in 1582 in the…

Twenties & Thirties Home Group

Due to current COVID restrictions, we are still meeting online. But we encourage anyone who is interested to come and join this friendly group of young adults from a range of church traditions, to grow in faith together. We’d love to meet you and hope we can meet in person before too long! Get in touch for more details
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