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St Margaret of Antioch is a much loved and well used 11th century village church, full of history, situated on the banks of the river Medway.
We will be marking 100 years since the end of World War I with a series of events over the weekend as follows.
Friday 9th November at the Memorial Hall
7-9pm Sing-along and poems from World War I
Saturday 10th November at the Memorial Hall
12-4pm Trench Lunch (Bring your own), exhibition, book signing (Alan Swift - 'Abide with me')
7-10pm Homecoming Hop Dance (Tickets 01795 8422720)
Sunday 11th November
6.00am Piper at St. Margaret's church
6.05am Torchlight procession to Memorial Wood
6.15am Short Act of Remembrance at Memorial Wood
10.30am Service of Remembrance at St. Margaret's church
6.55pm Lighting of the Village Beacon at the brickfield
7.00pm Ringing of Bells and short closing service at the church
A history of the village and church are available in the church. Our ancient font has been in use for over 800 years, and still in regular use today. There are some wall paintings and other item of historical significance.
We are a friendly worship community, who like to make our visitors very welcome as they come to share with us in the intimacy of this ancient place of worship. We offer a range of different services, ranging from a reflective traditional Book of Common Prayer Communion to informal family-oriented services suitable for all ages with activities for children. In particular our monthly 'Family Time' Service (on the 4th Sunday each month) is designed for those starting to explore what the Christian faith is all about in a relaxed setting. Whether you are a regular in church or not, we extend a warm welcome to you.
We hold produce sales through the summer and autumn.
Our normal pattern of monthly services
1st Sunday 8.00am Communion (BCP Spoken)
2nd Sunday 10.00am 'Family Time' All-Age informal worship
3rd Sunday 10.00am Communion (informal)
4th Sunday 10.00am 'Family Time' All-Age informal worship
For Christenings, Thanksgivings, Weddings, Marriage Blessings and Funerals
please contact Rev. Julian Staniforth