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

The Feast of August  -  The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This great celebration occurs each year on the 15th of August. We celebrate the way in which God chose in his grace to unite Mary, body and soul, in heaven, at the end of her earthly life. In his great love God shows us through Mary what his grace can do in every human being.  

As Karl Rahner put it - “If God's grace is doing in us what it did in her, then we too are blessed by grace, and beloved.

We will be celebrating the Assumption on August 15th at St Margaret's with a Sung Eucharist at 10 a.m. and we look forward to Fr Arthur Taylor joining with us

Our Jam Clubs   ended the school year with a party at ‘Go Jump!' in Slough .

A whole hour of vigorous jumping, climbing and jousting made the children very hungry!

Parents came along to join in the fun!

 

All the  Jam   ministries will resume in September,

Jam Tots on Friday September 7th and the Jam  Clubs on Friday September 14th .

 

For news about Jungle Jam party and Iver Heath's own ‘World Cup'!

plus information about our Jam clubs   click here.

"From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise"   (Psalm 8 verse 2)

 St Margaret's needs TLC!

Our lovely little Church was built nearly 160 years ago and is always in need of tender loving care!  In May, stonemasons spent two weeks replacing worn stone in the tower and around the Church.

In June the lychgate was re-roofedT.

Thanks to the ‘Friends of St Margaret's', we now have a beautiful new roof for the lych-gate which we all use to enter the church and church yard. 

It was originally erected in memory of those from Iver Heath who died in the First World War. The centenary of the ending of that war is in November this year.

 

The PCC (Church Council) has also decided to replace the existing path to the Church, at a cost of around £6,000. We are really grateful for a donation of £2,500 from the ‘Friends of St Margaret's'. We hope the new path will be installed this summer.

For information about the ‘Friends of St Margaret's' please contact the Secretary, Sue Brain or John on 01753 652266.

A group of enthusiastic volunteers hold working parties on Saturdays twice a month to look after the Churchyard. Have you got green fingers or would like to enjoy the open air this summer?

Contact Martin on 651276.

 

            Pilgrimage Weekend:  8th - 10th June


Eleven of us went on pilgrimage to Walsingham in Norfolk 8-10th June. We enjoyed good weather and fellowship and received many blessings in our worship and devotions. We were joined by Anne and Ruth, two former parishioners of Fr Andrew in Derbyshire. Thanks to Rob Penn, our driver, for taking us safely there and back!

Faith in Action: the message of James.

The letter from James is a short book towards the back of the Bible. Because it is a short book it is often overlooked or even ignored. But in this short letter to Christians, James has a lot to say!  Here are two messages for us from James:

 

•  Christians should never be prejudiced

James says - ‘Brothers, as believers in our Lord Jesus Christ…  you must never treat people in different ways according to their outward appearance'. (James 2: 1)  

Again and again Jesus crossed the barriers of prejudice - against women, against foreigners and minorities, against those whose lifestyle was disapproved of by 'religious' people. Following Jesus means treating everyone with respect, not showing favouritism based on outward appearances.

 
•  Faith is proved by action

James says - ‘My brothers, what good is it for someone to say that he has faith if his actions do not prove it?...Suppose there are brothers or sisters who need clothes and don't have enough to eat. What good is there in your saying to them, “God bless you! Keep warm and eat well!” -if you don't give them the necessities of life?' (James 2: 14-16). Faith is not a warm feeling or nice thoughts, it is proved by action!

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.

Giving to the poor is at the heart of the Christian gospel- for the Bible says that ‘God loves the one who gives gladly' (2 Corinthians 9: 7).

  'pilgrim courses', for new followers and those who want to grow spiritually.

Nine people participated in our pilgrim course on the Bible before Easter.

 

   Please contact us for more information about these courses.

 

To read about our Church in Community Project   click here 

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