Home & Overseas mission


We have had a link with the parish of Kristinehamn in Sweden since 2000 (the Diocese of Karlstad is linked to Chelmsford). Members of the Swedish Parish, including their Youth choir, have visited us and we have also visited them. We are hoping to renew it.

Both churches have shared in each other’s services and we remember those of their congregation who are ill each week when we pray for our own members who are unwell.

St Margaret's Church used to support Overseas Mission but not since the last mission partner returned to the UK. We see a great opportunity here being blessed with a large international congregation.

Close to home St Margaret's Church is involved in several charity programs and this is expected to grow in the near future. Our community has a significant need for outreach.

Every Tuesday morning we serve breakfast to the homeless in the community

Our involvement so far includes a local homeless charity, Feeding the homeless and several more. With the growth and influx of new residents in the community the opportunity to reach out is very rich.

St. Margaret's hosted the Diocesan service in January 2004 when the Agreement between Chelmsford and four dioceses in Kenya was signed.



Tusteeship of a Chairitable Trust

The Rector and Churchwardens are Trustees of a Charitable Trust that give money to the poor. The P.C.C. also administers the Lake Bequest.

Rich in Christian worship, dedication and giving St Margaret’s church is surrounded by evidence of a strong Christian heritage. A walk through the surrounding gardens is a discovery of the impact of Christ in the lives of his saints, long gone but still positively touching the lives of the community today.

From Endowments to charities our church continues to share the love of Christ, home and abroad.

The Vicar is also expected to lead a short service in the churchyard following the Nepton Trustees distribution of Alms “to the Poor of the Parish of Barking” in June each year. This takes place at the grave of Ann and Thomas Nepton. The Trustees, from the worshipful Company of Poulters, attend with the Mayors of the London Boroughs of Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham. The Vicar also has links with the local Alms Houses.




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