The Churches of St Margaret's Benefice-Welcome!-The Churches of St Margaret's Benefice

Welcome to our little corner of England!

We are here to reach out to,
serve, connect and support everybody in the villages and hamlets surrounding
St Margaret's.  We strive to be a welcoming and friendly Benefice and look forward to meeting you on your faith journey.

Looking out...

47 - that's the average life expectancy of someone who is homeless in the UK (figures: NHS).  Shocking, isn't it?  Want to do something to make a difference to someone in need?  Then joins us as we spend one night sleeping out to raise money for Porchlight, Catching Lives and Dover Outreach Centre - three charities that work with the homeless and vulnerable in our local community.  Click here for more information.
You can sponsor us either online by clicking the button below, or via sponsorship forms available in the church and church porch. 

Visit our charity page on BT MyDonate then click on the  Donate now  button.
Our current total is
750!  That is fantastic!  Thank you all so much for supporting this event, and more importantly, supporting these charities.

Dover Outreach Centre have published their latest annual report - click HERE to read about the important work they are doing in our local community.  If you want to sponsor the  sleep-out we are doing on the 23rd March in aid of the DOC, Porchlight and Catching Lives, please click on the link further down the page.  Every donation will make a difference.

The numbers of people rough-sleeping in England rises by 15% from last year - that doesn't include figures from the rest of the United Kingdom (  That doesn't include all thoses sofa-surfing, in bed & breakfasts, hostels and other emergency temporary housing.  Surely this is a catastrophy, in 2018, in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, yet the story doesn't even make the 'Top 10 Most Read' on the BBC website. 

Next Services...
For a full list of the current month's services, click here.
Saturday 24th March
St Margaret's 11.00am Easter Craft Workshop
Sunday 25th March - PALM SUNDAY
St Margaret's 8.00am Communion BCP
East Langdon with West Langdon 9.30am Combined Communion BCP
St Margaret's 10.00am Communion CW
Reading of the Passion Gospel according to Mark

visits to this website

  St Margaret of Antioch @ St Margaret's-at-Cliffe
  St Peter @ Westcliffe
  St Augustine @ East Langdon
  St Mary @ West Langdon
  • LiveLent_header_RGB#LiveLent 2018 is the upcoming Lent reflection from the Church of England, looking at the Gospel of John
  • Don't forget that clocks go forward over night on Saturday 24th March!
  • Kent Dementia Action Alliance have a 24hour helpline - 0800 500 3014.  You can find more information on the Crisis Response page.
  • Christians Together in Dover (CTiD) are holding a Mission Week Monday 19th to Saturday 24th March.  For more details click here.
  • A vacancy has arisen at number 7 Amy Temple Cottages - click here for more information if you think you, or someone you know, might meet the criteria for residency.

  • This is a fantastic website and phone app to enable easy reporting of a rough-sleeper to services that can help - click here
    for more information.

  • Dover Food Bank 'most wanted' list (updated 5th March 2018)
  • There will be a Deanery confirmation on the 18th June at Capel-le-Ferne - if anyone is interested, please contact the vicar.
Upcoming Events...
  • St Margaret's Big Night Out : Friday 23rd March
  • Easter Children's Craft Morning: Saturday 24th March, St Margaret's Church, 11am
  • Spring Walk : West Langdon's annual fund-raiser will be on Sunday 29th April from 3pm, with the much anticipated tea afterwards!  See you all at Maydensole Farm for a lovely afternoon stroll.

Contact us...
01304 852179

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