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

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...

Samphire are a National Lottery funded charity that support ex-detainees - they are currently looking for volunteers to help in their Ex-Detainee Project conducting telephone surveys with their service users.  For more information, click here, but be quick - the deadline for expressions of interest is the 14th August. 


St Paul’s Canterbury Parish Centre, Church Street St Paul’s, CT1 1NH
(car parking nearby at Longport Car Park)

Thursday 27th September at 7.30 pm

Bishop Richard Llewellin offers an invitation to hear the inspirational nonviolent peace activist Hamed
from Hebron speak about the current situation in Palestine and the work he and his organisation – HIRN – are doing to sustain communities living under occupation.

The Hebron International Resources Network (HIRN) was established to serve Palestinians most adversely affected by the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.  The organisation specifically targets communities that receive little or no support from aid agencies and NGOs as a result of their fragile and temporary status.

Some days just seem like a rose-tinted cliché - running along the White Cliffs in the early morning sunshine, Skylarks twittering up in the blue, a Spitfire doing acrobatics overhead.  Honestly, if Vera Lynn appeared singing "There'll be bluebirds over..." I wouldn't have batted an eyelid.  Let's hope for more of those moments.

One year on from the devastating Grenfell Tower fire - yet it still seems so close, so visceral was our reaction to the events of that night.  The presence of 24 hour news means we can stumble upon unfolding events quite by accident, drawn in to what is happening in real time, as was the case that night.  It was difficult to switch off and go to bed - it felt like abandoning people in their time of utmost need.  A year on and people are still in desperate need for suitable housing, care and support, and probably will need it for the rest of their lives.  We pray today for all those touched by the Grenfell Tower disaster, that they may find peace and a way forward. 
“God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength but with your testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it” (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Sometimes it can seem like He has more faith in us than we have in Him.

Next Services...
For a full list of the current month's services, click here.
Sunday 19th August  
St Margaret's8.00amCommunion BCP
West Langdon9.30amService of the Word
St Margaret's10.00amCommuniion CW
Sunday 26th August  
St Margaret's8.00amCommuniion BCP
East Langdon9.30amNO SERVICE
St Margaret's10.00amCommuniion CW

visits to this website

  St Margaret of Antioch @ St Margaret's-at-Cliffe
  St Peter @ Westcliffe
  St Augustine @ East Langdon
  St Mary @ West Langdon
  • "Thank you" to everyone who continues to drop used ink cartridges into the box in St Margaret's church porch - our last load has earned us £80.35, which all helps fund our printing of colour posters and resources.
  • If you want to find out more about becoming a volunteer for Migrant Help, go to our Crisis Response page to find out more.
  • Find out about how to help sponsor a refugee family by clicking here.
  • Looking for a good source of information and support for a teenage girl in you family?  Then I would highly recommend you go to - a great resource created by Charlotte Ford and Sam Stanley of this parish, full of honest advice and information.  It wouldn't hurt if a few boys read it as well...
  • Kent Dementia Action Alliance have a 24hour helpline - 0800 500 3014.  You can find more information on the Crisis Response page.

  • 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 26th July 2018)
Upcoming Events...

Contact us...
01304 852179

General enquiries:

Diocese of Canterbury Safeguarding:

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Diocese of Canterbury Safeguarding:
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Benefice Disclosure Officer:
Jannine Hyde tel: 853565
Benefice Safeguarding Co-ordinator:
Barbara Broughton tel:853840