Ministries

Ministries

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

Weddings

Welcome! Discover all you need to know about weddings and blessings at St Margaret’s. Marrying here is personal, meaningful, spiritual and beautiful, just as you want it to be. The church is so much more than simply a venue for your wedding. Unique and special things become part of your marriage, on the day itself and beyond. Why marry in church? A church wedding will add a spiritual dimension to your marriage. The ceremony includes God and looks to him for…

Thursday coffee morning

During Covid19 Coffee morning is held using Zoom contact the Church office for the link Why not join us in Church on a Thursday morning for Tea, Coffee and a 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 is not held until further notice. Family Friendly coffee morning is held 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…

mother’s 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. St. Margaret’s branch meets in Church on the first Wednesday each month at 9.30am for a service of Holy Communion followed by coffee.  There are evening meetings on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.45pm in the Millennium Centre, usually with a speaker.  There are also other events during…

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…

Churchyard

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.

Christening

First steps on an amazing journey. What happens at a Christening At a christening your child will be baptized with water. This is the heart of your child’s christening. There are several special moments in the service which can also be personalised: The vicar will pray for your child and for all those who will support them in their path of faith. You and the godparents will make some important promises for your child in the service. You can see…

Funerals

With you every step of the way. We’ll always be here to help you through one of life’s most difficult times. A Church of England funeral is available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as it’s needed. A Service for Everyone From the moment you are in touch with us, throughout the funeral service and for as long as you need us afterwards, we’re here for you. Anyone can have a Church of…
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