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.