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lh churchLower Halstow

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. 

100We 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
6pm Exhibition
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.

We have a monthly youth group for secondary school age and a monthly breakfast club for KS2 children.

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)
                              6.00pm   Evensong
4th Sunday            10.00am   'Family Time' All-Age informal worship

For Christenings, Thanksgivings, Weddings, Marriage Blessings and Funerals
please contact 
Rev. Julian Staniforth

Church opening times 
St. Margaret's is open every Saturday, from June through to September, from 2.00 pm until 4.30 pm. We offer a cup of tea/coffee free of charge and a cool place to sit on a hot day. If you’ve recently moved into the village, do feel free to come and get to know our oldest building.