Welcome to the Website of St Margaret’s Parish Church Iver Heath.  

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We are commited to being:

A Growing, Worshipping, Celebrating, Proclaiming, Christian Presence at the Heart of the Community.

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How to find us - click here  for a map.

St Margarets from the East

 

 

     St. Margaret's is the local parish church of Iver Heath in the south of Buckinghamshire.

 

00We are here to serve God and to serve the people of Iver Heath by sharing our worship, our faith and fun!

 

00You are welcome to visit our services on Sundays and weekdays, to join one of our courses exploring the Christian faith and for your children to join in the fun at

our weekly children's clubs.

 

00You can be sure of a warm welcome whatever

your age or situation.

 

 

Rector: Fr. Andrew Montgomerie

On Sunday November 5th we celebrate All Saints

Everyone needs encouragement, and at this time in our Church's journey we need it as much as ever. Of course our Lord Jesus himself encourages us, and the written word, the Bible, is full of encouragements for Christians. But on Sunday 5th November we are given a very special reminder of an encouragement which is always present, but often forgotten. The letter to the Hebrews reminds us of this source of encouragement- ‘a cloud of witnesses' Hebrews chapter 12 verse 1 (page 1008 of the Church Bibles). This assemblage of women and men who have been through what we go through (and often worse stuff), surround us, Hebrews says- an invisible throng or cloud of witnesses who witness to the grace and the power of God in his son Jesus. In chapter 11 of Hebrews, (pages 1007-1008) the author lists some of these great men and women of God- and what stories they have to tell of how their trust in Him was rewarded!

It is worth quoting in full Hebrews 12: 1:

‘Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the founder and perfecter of our faith'

 

The gift of remembering

If you think about it, memory is something we take too much for granted. One of the great aspects of human life - it influences our moods, our feelings and our actions. For those who sadly lose their memory in old age, little things which stir deep memories are priceless. When a loved one loses her memory it is very distressing.

Memories lead us to keep photographs and letters, to take time to share funny times, happy times, and times when shared sorrow drew us closer together. Memory is such an important gift in our lives! In November, we remember together on two particular occasions. The first is on November 2nd the day called All Souls Day, when as a Church we gather to remember together the faithful Christians who have died.

The second occasion for shared memories is on November 12th , Remembrance Sunday , when we commemorate the sacrifice of those who died for our country in war time.

The special service of Remembrance takes place at 10.45 a.m. on November 12th . Scouts, Guides, Cubs, Brownies & Rainbows as well as Sea Cadets from Denham will be marching from the British Legion to Church, departing at 10.15. After the service there will be free lunch at the British Legion Club in Church Rd.

The special act of worship which we share as Christians is to remember the sacrifice of Jesus. He took some bread and said, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me"   (Luke chapter 22 verse 19).

It's good to remember!

 

First meeting of Jam Tots                                New for 2017  - Jam  Tots !

    We have launched a new group for pre-school children and their parents and carers on Fridays. The activities begin at 10 a.m. in the Church,Centre (attached to the Church) for an hour of play, music and story-time, all with a Christian flavour!

  Please tell any young mums that you know about Jam Tots

  and please pray for the Jam Tots    team - Marjorie, Dee, Mary/and Father Andrew.

..for all the details of our Jam clubs   click here.

 

"From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise"

 (Psalm 8 verse 2)

 

Focus on Giving

Although we have seen some exciting growth in our ministry with children, we are facing difficulty meeting our normal commitments. We have a projected shortfall of £4,000 at the end of this year.  This is about our on-going commitment in Christ's service to pay our way and build the Christian community at St. Margaret's. For this reason, I am asking you to search your hearts and to respond, if you are committed to Jesus Christ and his Church, by revising your giving, with a target of 5% of income in mind.

Please prayerfully consider how you may be able to help us as together we reach out to our community with the Goodness of Jesus!

‘Each one of you must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.'

                                                                                                                                      (Second Corinthians chapter 9 verse 7)

 

To read about our Church in Community Project   click here 

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