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St Margaret of Scotland Welcomes You


Welcome to our Parish website!

If you are a newcomer to the parish, please come and introduce yourself to us. There are welcome forms in the narthex; please complete one of these and put it in the Presbytery letter box, alternatively please contact the Parish office.

If you are a regular worshipper and notice or know of someone missing because of illness please advise the Parish Office. Fr Peter is very happy to bring them Holy Communion and hear their Confessions

Sacramental Preparation 2017 - 2018


This forthcoming year new arrangements are being made with regard to the preparation for the sacraments. I am sure that I am not the only person to see a sharp drop off in the numbers attending Mass since First Holy Communion in May. This is a welcoming Parish, the standard of Liturgy is good, and children are welcome here. It is not for me to judge such families, and I have no wish to do so, but I do as a Parish Priest have a duty of care towards the precious things of God that runs in parallel with the commitment made by parents when they had their child baptised.

Our 2017 Lenten Project Breakdown

Big Raffle £285.00
Book Stall £78.00
Cake Stall £44.00
Chocolate Tombola £5.00
Fiesta Latina £1507.00
David Rose– Half Marathon £553.00
Murder Mystery Evening £1576.00
Name Pink Teddy £63.00
Shrove Tuesday Pancakes £21.00
Silent Auction (Opera Tickets) £100.00
Table Top Sales £60.00
Teddy Bears Picnic

Parish Pastoral Council


The first steps have now been taken to establish the St Margaret’s pastoral Council. The original meeting of Thursday 23rd March was well attended. For which I am very grateful.

The Council will be composed of fifteen members, three from each of the five different areas of Parish Life; Supporting Parish Life; Pastoral Outreach; Liturgy, Catechetics and Care of the Property. The Council members would help animate, with other volunteers the life and mission of the Parish.

Parish Pastoral Council Formation


Last Thursday, 23rd March, the groundwork for the formation of a Parish Pastoral Council was laid. The meeting was a very positive experience thanks to the able leadership of Patricia Erhardt-Lewis who led us through the evening assisted by Sarah Watts and Ann Edes. Those who came to the meeting divided themselves up into the five areas of parish activity identified beforehand namely the Liturgy, Catechetics, Parish Life; Pastoral Outreach and Care for the property. Each group was given the immediate task of helping prepare the Parish for Holy Week.

Lenten Project 2017


The results of our Ballot last Sunday to select 2 charities to bene-fit from the Lenten Project the results were as follows:

Home Start, Richmond 166 votes (Local)
GETA 142 votes (International)
Jesuit Refugee Service 134 votes (International)
INS 110 votes (Local)

Congratulations to Home Start & GETA who are the successful charities.