Welcome To
St Margaret’s Barking
The Abbey Church
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St Margaret’s Barking is a wonderful historic church. It stands on the site of Barking Abbey, one of the most ancient Christian sites in the country, where people have prayed for over 1,300 years. Today it is home to a vibrant multi-cultural and inclusive Christian community.

We join in worship at 11am every Sunday morning

Our café is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday lunchtime.

Whoever you are, wherever you are from and whatever place you find yourself on your journey of faith; you are welcome here.

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The Church

St Margaret’s Church is home to a vibrant Christian Community. Follow this link to find out more about what we do and the history of our beautiful building

Barking Abbey

Barking Abbey has a rich history dating back to 666AD. Read on to find out more about this fascinating story and why the Abbey is no longer with us


Our Café is normally open from 11am-2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with a variety of lunches and snacks.


We welcome people of all ages for baptism, from new born babies to adults. For adult baptism please contact the Vicar, Revd Mark Adams.

For Infant and child baptism please click the button below.


If you are looking for a wedding venue, we would be delighted to welcome you to St Margaret’s.

We hope that your day with us will have the extra meaning that getting married in church can bring, especially in such an historic site.


If you would like to funeral of your loved one to take place at St Margaret’s, then we would consider it a privilege to do so.

Please ask your Funeral Director to contact us and we will make all the arrangements with them.

If you would like more information or have concerns then please contact our Vicar, Revd Mark Adams, who will be pleased to help you.


St Margaret’s Barking is committed to the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults.

We aim to support everyone affected by abuse, in all its forms: physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, spiritual, neglect (including self-neglect), financial, discriminatory and organisational.

If you are at risk of harm or know someone who is, please report your concern by contacting Carol Brabender our Parish Safeguarding Officer safeguarding@stmargaretschurchbarking.com Every concern matters – no matter how small.

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