During the years following the 1st World War up to the 2nd World War started 1939, St. Margaret’s parish was flourishing and stable. All Sunday services were well attended, 180 plus each week and special services, including Easter, were particularly well attended. There were 294 parishioners attended on Easter Day 1938!! … More A continuing history of St Margaret’s and St George’s churches
Welcome to our service of holy communion for Sunday 21 May – between Ascension Day and Pentecost. Rev Sue Presides.
We begin with the hymn “Alleluia, Sing to Jesus” … More Patiently Waiting
The Exodus story is thought to have taken place in around 1250 BC, and the story enables Christians and Jews to understand a key facet of God’s nature – his intervention in human suffering and his ongoing will to save his people by providing them with freedom and a moral code for living … More The book of Exodus – and what it teaches contemporary Christians and Jews
Good morning and welcome to our service of holy communion for Sunday 14 May. Rev Sue will preach and preside.
We begin with the hymn “Alleluia, Sing to Jesus” … More Truth and Falsehoods
At St Margaret’s we are blessed to welcome highly talented musicians to perform concerts for us. One of the more recent groups to do this is HeartEdge Manchester. This is a group of choral scholars from across Greater Manchester, led by Andrew Earis – the Director of Music at St Martin-in-the-Fields. You are probably aware that St Martin-in-the-Fields is a hub for music of all kinds, and Andrew Earis is internationally respected as a choral director … More The Lord is my Light and my Salvation – Brad Nix
This month sees the coronation of King Charles III in Westminster Abbey by the Archbishop of Canterbury. King Charles will have the title “Defender of the Faith” and be the Supreme Governor of the Church of England (He’s not the head of the church – that’s Jesus!) … More Whose church?
Have you ever noticed a change in someone and wondered what had happened? The person who recently had been quiet and preoccupied suddenly seems much happier and without a care in the world. Perhaps they had been worried about a diagnosis and been given the all-clear or had passed the exam they were really worrying about, or had fallen in love. Once you found out the reason, it all made sense … More Breaking out
It is traditional in the sermon on the day of the APCM to talk about the life of the church over the last year. Quite honestly, I simply don’t want to do that. We have suffered from bereavements – our beloved Deborah, and others as well and we have had to contend with practical problems in the shape of electric wiring and boilers. So many people have contended with illness, accidents and family issues and yet have continued to contribute to the life of the church. And the backdrop has been a country in political turmoil, a cost-of-living crisis and wars in Ukraine and now Sudan. Enough said. We have survived. We have in many ways got back to normal after covid. We can congratulate ourselves that we have had the strength and courage to persevere. Just staying afloat has been an achievement … More Abundant life
Welcome to our service of Holy Communion for Sunday 30 April, the day on which we remember Jesus as the Good Shepherd. It is also the day of our APCM, during which we review 2022. Rev Sue will preside.
We began with the hymn “The King of Love my Shepherd is” … More The Good Shepherd
I wonder when you last felt really hungry? I remember the first time I went on a retreat after becoming a vegan. The elderly catholic nuns who did the cooking were lovely, but not very clued up about nutrition. The first night the standard option was quiche and chips. I was dismayed to find the vegan alternative to the quiche was a little plate of cooked carrots … More The bread that satisfies.