To make it a bit easier for some people to attend, from this Thursday, 3rd March the Thursday Eucharist will be celebrated at 1200 instead of 1000.
Ash Wednesday – 2nd March
If you haven’t brought your palm cross from last year, please drop it off in the porch before Tuesday ready for burning for Ash Wednesday. A Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes will be celebrated at 1900.
These will resume on the first Sunday of each month at 1700, beginning on Sunday 6th March, to coincide with the beginning of Lent and the second anniversary (almost) of the first national lockdown of the pandemic.
Funeral this week
The funeral of Pat Vine RIP will be held in church on Wednesday at 1400.
Knit & Natter
The group will meet this week on Tuesday, to avoid clashing with the Ash Wednesday service. It usually meets on Wednesdays at 1900 in church. New members always welcome. We knit and we natter. Just come along! The group will break for Easter and will not be meeting on Wednesdays 13th and 20th April. Meetings will resume on 27th April. Sue Leaney – 07803 179 617
We have received notification of an unrestricted bequest of £5,000 from the estate of the late Peter Leigh RIP whom many members of the congregation will remember for his devotion and service to St Margaret’s, especially in his work as Sacristan.
Medicine blister pack recycling
Unfortunately, due to a lack of volunteers, we can no longer recycle blister packs at St Margaret’s Church. The only re-cycling point in Brighton is at the SUPERDRUG store at 77 Western Road, close to Waitrose.
As part of the celebrations of Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th Jubilee, we will be holding a Songs of Praise with film reel and images on Sunday 5th June at 1500. Please start thinking about choosing your favourite hymn, and be ready to tell us why it means so much to you!
Saturday 12th March at 1930
Peter Mallinson and Matthias Wiesner (2 violas) and Evgenia Startseva (piano)
Take a journey through time and history with music for two violas. From J. S. Bach's wonderful Sonata in G minor to one of the latest works in the repertoire by Edwin Roxburgh. Hear work by the fabulous local composer John Alexander, get nostalgic with well-known Gershwin tunes, and discover the joy of the Chinese Shidaiku – a form of popular song influenced by American jazz and Hollywood. Tickets £10.
Friday 25th March at 1930
Some Enchanted Evening with Mike Christie (baritone) and Jonathan Hodgson (piano)
An evening of well-known opera, music theatre and pop classics including some self-penned songs. Tickets from £13 are available online: www.mikechristie.co.uk
Sunday 10th April (Palm Sunday) at 1930
Ovingdean Choral Society
Maunder’s Olivet to Calvary; pieces by Fauré, Brahms and Salieri.
Friday 15th April (Good Friday) at 1900
Haydn – The Seven Last Words from the Cross
String Quartet with reflections by Margaret Howard. Tickets £10.
Saturday 30th April 2022 at 1800
The Girls’ Choir of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge
Works by Purcell, Fauré and Pergolesi, also songs by Richard Rodney Bennett. Organ pieces played by the College Organ Scholar. Concluding with songs on scientific themes, from the choir’s project ‘Stem in Song’. Tickets £10.