Welcome to the Website of St Margaret’s Parish Church Iver Heath.
................................................................... .. (Last updated July 3rd. 2019)
We are commited to being:
A Growing, Worshipping, Celebrating, Proclaiming, Christian Presence at the Heart of the Community.
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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
St . Margaret:
Slaying the Dragon!
On July 21st we celebrate the Feast Day of our patron saint, St Margaret of Antioch. The stories about St Margaret include a lot of legend of course (St Margaret lived and died 1,700 years ago).
She is usually depicted with the figure of a dragon, which represents the extreme temptation she suffered to compromise her allegiance to Christ in exchange for her father's approval and the position of wife of a wealthy and powerful ruler. Aged just fifteen, she chose to be faithful to Jesus Christ and to suffer the consequences from a furious and powerful suitor whose wrath led to her martyrdom.
The word martyr means ‘witness', and by her resolve to slay the dragon of temptation to sacrifice her Christian faith to save her life and gain earthly power and wealth, Margaret witnesses to us the power of faith in Christ to overcome the lure of this world and its attractions. Margaret encourages us to be steadfast in our faith and to heed the words of St John- “Do not love the world or the things in the world” (First Letter of John chapter 2 verse 15)
worship @ stmargaret's
8 a.m. Holy Communion (Traditional)
10 a.m. Sung Eucharist. Childrens' Activities (except 14 th July)
6 p.m. Evening Prayer (Book of Common Prayer)
Wednesdays 10 a.m. Holy Communion
Our Eucharist with Healing ministries - the laying-on of hands and anointing of the sick - will be held on Wednesday 3rd July at 10 a.m.
Everyone is welcome to join us as we pray for those in need.
groups @ stmargaret's
Jam Tots – toddler group.
Friday 5 th at 10 a.m. at 2, Pinewood Close
Friday 12 th at Church Centre
Jam Club – Summer Special
We end the school year on Friday July 5 th with a special party at the Rectory. There will be a jungle bouncy castle, ice cream & treats, face painting and lots more fun in the sun! This year the number of children attending Jam Club has beaten all previous records, and we pray that little lives have been impacted by the love of Jesus through our activities.
After the Summer Special we will be holding the annual evening dinner for all the Jam Club team.
Jam Club returns Friday 4 th October
Jam Tots – toddler group. Friday July 5 th at 10 a.m.
and Friday July 12 th at 10 a.m. in The Church Centre
Cafe . Sunday
July 14th ,
July 14th ,
,4 p.m. in the Church Centre
& snacks for free .
Childrens' activities, Bible story & music.
Lots' of fun- come & join in !
more about our childrens
Jam Club, see our Children
& Youth page.
For more about our childrens Jam Club, see our Children & Youth page.
The launch of our new seniors venture 'Vintage Jam '
will be on Thursday September 5th. 2019.
Free lunches will be available to seniors in the community
On Saturday 13 th July members of St Margaret's will be joining the annual Glastonbury pilgrimage. At noon, pilgrims from across the west country, the Midlands and the south, assemble in the medieval abbey ruins for the Solemn Mass, followed by a picnic. In the afternoon, we process behind the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of the town, proclaiming our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, before the service of adoration and Benediction in the Abbey grounds at the end of our journey.
Each year there is a pilgrimage theme - in 2019 it is ‘Mary: Disciple of the Lord'.
This will be our first pilgrimage to Glastonbury since 2015, and we already have people expressing a wish to join us next year. Please pray for us on the day, as we will pray for you.
Helping Slough Foodbank
Twice a month we deliver donated essential food items to the Slough Foodbank for those who are in need. Stan & Sue Smith kindly deliver the crates of donations. A list of currently needed items is posted on the noticeboard in the Church annexe and we welcome your donations. Thank you for your gifts!
Giving to the poor is at the heart of the Christian gospel.
The Bible says that ‘God loves the one who gives gladly' (2 Corinthians 9: 7).
To read about our Church in Community Project click here
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