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Services and opening times

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We are delighted that services can now take place inside the church again.

However, we realise that not everyone will feel comfortable attending services in the church at the moment, so we will also continue our on-line services.

We have implemented a number of measures to create as safe an environment as possible within the church. You can find out more about these further down this page.

In particular, please note that it is a legal requirement that people wear face coverings at services in the church (find out more about this here)Thank you. 


Our current weekly pattern of services is as follows...


When What Where

St.Margaret’s@Home (find out more)

a short service with music and a reflection on a Bible passage

Internet (Zoom)

Holy Communion (modern language)

with organ and choir

In Church

click here for more information about our on-line offerings. 

See this page for details of services that are live streamed

Although the 11am service in the church will include music, congregational singing is not yet permitted.



 Evening Prayer 

(please contact the Vicar if you'd like the joining instructions for these services)

Internet (Zoom)

 We look forward to seeing you at one of these services

Please see the note below about the use of face coverings during services in the church.


Church Opening Times

The church will also be open for private prayer at the following times:

Sundays: Midday until 3pm
Wednesdays: 9:30am until 3pm

We have implemented a number of measures to create as safe an environment as possible within the church. These apply during services and also periods of private prayer.

These measures include the following:

  • from the 8th August 2020 it is a legal requirement to wear a face covering inside church buildings, unless someone has a "legitimate reason" not to; please help us to comply with this rule and, in doing so, to protect those around you  [click here to find out more about this]
  • please use the provided hand sanitiser on entry and exit
  • please touch as few surfaces as possible and be aware that others may have touched them earlier
  • please maintain a distance of 2 metres from other people inside the building
  • be especially aware of this on entry, exit and whilst moving around inside the church
  • please do not enter the building if you feel this will not be possible (when the church is open for private prayer, we recommend a maximum of 20 people in the church at any one time, as people will be arriving and leaving at different times)
  • In order to assist with NHS Test & Trace, we would be grateful if you would register your attendance at the church. You can do this by either
    • using the "QR code"  that's on display inside the building (if you have the NHS Test & Trace app on your phone)


    • at services, completing a Test & Trace contact details form that can be obtained from one of the stewards.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping us keep everyone safe. Thank you!

Thanks and glory be to God