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

...................................................................                             .. (Last updated September 7th. 2018)

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. 

 

Misty autumn mornings can be very beautiful, and the whole day becomes more beautiful

if we begin it by seeking the Lord

 

‘O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you' (Psalm 63 verse 1)

      Psalm 63 is a great scripture to begin the day, and early mornings are so precious, full of hope for the

      new day to come! 

      Why not try to get up a few minutes earlier, check out Psalm 63 and seek the Lord,   to bless him with

      our hearts and words, knowing that he can satisfy the deepest needs of the soul?

 

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

 

A New Year for our Jam ministries

Our Jam Tots   ministry to toddlers and their carers re-starts on Friday September 7th . We are looking forward to welcoming Sue Brain to join the team as we seek to develop this ministry. Jam Tots meets Fridays at 10 a.m. in the Church Room, attached to the Church.

Jam Club   starts on September 14th at 5 p.m. at Iver Heath Scout Hut, St Margaret's Close.

                                                                                                                                                      (next to the library).

We are pleased to welcome Nichola Taylor to the team for the new year.

The team have a ‘Planning & Pizza' evening on Friday September 7th .

Jam Club is for children rising 5 (the term of their 5 th birthday) to 7 years old. Our meetings include- stories, songs, games, crafts and sometimes drama!

Jam Café   is a new ministry giving young families an informal church experience on Sundays at 4 p.m. in the Church room. This month Jam Café  is meeting on September 16th and September 30th .

Our first Jam Café event in July was very well attended and we look forward to welcoming new families to share the experience with food, fun and fellowship this month.

 

'Walk for St. Margarets'

 

We are holding a fund-raising walk on Saturday 29th September for St. Margaret's.

The walk of about 4.5 miles is from Old Windsor to Runnymede along the bank of the River Thames and should last about 3 hours, including a refreshment break half-way.

The walk is ideal for families and people who wish to bring their dogs to share the experience!

To sign up and receive a sponsorship form contact Eileen Hemsworth on 01753 651925.

The walk starts at ‘The Bells of Ousely' at 10 a,m.

 

 

Musical change

After five and a half ears with us, our talented and much-loved organist and choir leader, Chris Daubney,

is to leave us in November.

Chris has taken our choir to new places, especially at Easter and other festival occasions. His expertise has helped us acquire a new sound system, and to make a fuller use of our modern organ. We will miss Chris very much!

Please pray for God's guidance as we plan the future of our church's music.

 

Afternoon Tea at the Rectory

The weather was perfect on Saturday 1st September for an open afternoon tea at the Rectory! Friends old and new met together for a social afternoon with cream cakes, scones, sweets and savouries, and, of course, lots of tea!

               

 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 and in June the lychgate was re-roofed, thanks to 'The Friends of St. Margaret's'

The lychgate was originally erected in memory of those from Iver Heath who died in the First World War, and it is fitting that it has been restored in time for the centenary of the ending of that war 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.

 

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

Nine people participated in our recent pilgrim course on the Bible.

 

   Please contact us for more information about these courses.

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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