Did you know…
it costs nearly £300 every day to keep the church doors open, the churchyard maintained and the parish running? Our income comes only from the congregation, church fees, donations and legacies. We do have other funds which are legally restricted to our Development Project. It is not an easy time for anyone just now, but if you are able to increase your giving to St Margaret’s, please consider doing so to help secure our future. You can also donate online via our website.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2023
Once again, I hope to be busy receiving ‘shoeboxes’ (or goods/donations) and that we can exceed last years’ total of 130 boxes. Leaflets are at the back of the church and 31st October is the closing date. Also on display on the kitchenette door is a poster showing ‘all year round projects’ supported by ‘Link to Hope.’ Thanks! David Hunt 01273 303 236

Church Flowers 2023
Remembrance workshop on Saturday 11th November at 1000.
Christmas workshop on Saturday 23rd December at 1000.

Quiz Night…
… in the Village Hall, Park Road on Saturday 11th November at 1800 for 1830. Fish & Chip supper included! £10 each. Bar and raffle. There is a sign-up sheet in the porch.

Parish Christmas Lunch…
… at Ye Olde Black Horse on the High Street on Tuesday 5th December at 1230. Three courses for £25 per person, plus drinks. Please sign up on the list at the back of church.

Melody Magpies
A return visit by this popular group on Saturday 2nd December at 1300. Details to follow.

Christmas Music & Readings
Afternoon concert sung by a newly formed choir directed by Greg Moore on Saturday 9th December (probably at 1500 – TBC).

Shepherds Arise!
Another return visit on Saturday 16th December at 1430. Details to follow.

Knit & Natter
The group meets on Wednesdays at 1900 in church. New members always welcome. Some of us knit, and we all natter. Just come along!

Bible Study
The group meets in church on Tuesday mornings at 1000 for an hour or so of discussion, reflection and fellowship, currently working through the Gospel of John. Do feel free to dip in and out.

The Deans Senior Tea Club
Coffee mornings at The Plough Inn on 2nd November and 7th December from 1000-1200.

Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18; Matthew 22:34-end
Related readings: Psalm 1; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

Lamentations 3:17-26, 31-33; Psalm 23;
Romans 5:5-11; John 5:19-25