St. Margaret's hosts two weekly church services. Our Sunday service begins at 11.30am, includes full communion and lasts 1 hour. We also offer a 30 minute communion service on Wednesday evenings at 7pm without Hymns.
Services are traditional in format and follow a liturgy given to all attendees on arrival. There is no dress code or expectations! The building is fully accessible and a hearing loop is in operation.
Newcomers can expect to be welcomed on arrival. We sing hymns, pray and hear a short sermon during the service. There is also a Sunday School/creche available for children and young people on Sunday.
St Margaret's welcomes babies, children, adults and whole families for Baptism / Christening - whatever shape that family may take. You do not have to be married to have your child baptised. Nor do you need to be a regular churchgoer or have even been baptised yourself.
Services are traditional in format and follow the Baptism Liturgy. Services are upbeat and celebratory occasions in St Margaret's. Our congregation love to see babies and young people joining our Christian faith during regular Sunday services however we can also arrange private baptisms should you prefer.
St Margaret's is an incredibly beautiful and intimate church which can accommodate approx 100 for a wedding or celebration.
Wedding services follow the Scottish Episcopal Church’s Marriage Liturgy and can incorporate readings, music or specific individual requests discussed with the Priest in advance. We are an open and inclusive church and welcome anyone, including same-sex couples who wish to worship and celebrate their marriage here.
Anniversary celebrations, vow renewals and funeral services also follow set services and are tailored to appropriately mark your event or meet any individual request.
If you are considering St Margaret's for a life celebration or event, please come along to our Sunday or Wednesday service and speak to our Clergy or contact Rev. Reuben directly at Rector@SECStJohnStMargaret.org.uk.
Funerals at St Margaret's follow the Scottish Episcopal Church's Revised Funeral Liturgy. These rites provide a framework for prayerful celebration of the life of those ‘we love but see no longer’, commending them to God’s keeping and proclaiming the hope of the fulness of the life of God’s Kingdom.
Services can be tailored to meet individual needs and music, poems and speakers can be incorporated. For more information contact Rev. Reuben Preston at Rector@SECStJohnStMargaret.org.uk
Please note, our clergy can also arrange a visit and offer communion to anyone local who is unable to attend our regular services, i.e. local elderly, vulnerable or frail residents. Please get in touch if you want to arrange this.