St Margaret's Church
St. Margaret's Church is now "One Church with many Congregations".
Each congregation shares in the Parish vision.
"To see lives transformed by knowing God's love and living Christ's way".
When we meet we aim to worship wholeheartedly, by offering ourselves to God in the power of the Spirit, and as we are worshipping we seek an ever deepening relationship with Jesus Christ that brings wholeness to our lives.
Each congregation meets at a different time, and the style of worship varies somewhat according to the needs of the congregation.
Our aim is always to be welcoming to newcomers, and our style is generally pretty relaxed. You are welcome to join us at any time. See www.uxbridgeparish.org/services for details of this week's services.
Here is a brief description of each congregation which may help you to decide what would suit you best.
This congregation worships in a reflective style with more traditional music, and using the rhythms of the liturgy (Common Worship Order One) to connect with God.
Most weeks the worship is Eucharistically based, but on the second Sunday the service is Morning Prayer.
There are children's groups for 3-11 year olds.
A family atmosphere and a relaxed feel, that seeks to cater for all ages. There are groups for children aged 0 -11 years, and for young people from 11-15 years.
The music is led by a band, and we have found the value of connecting with God through modern worship songs, and more traditional hymns.
We strive to make the teaching biblically based, and relevant to people's everyday lives (judge for yourself how successful we are at that!).
Again Holy Communion is often a central part of our worship.
On the first Sunday of every month this service is signed for the benefit of the hard of hearing.
Our evening style is very relaxed! We tend to use less liturgy and to seek to meet God through worship and teaching. There is often an opportunity to listen to God together, and we consciously make space in our worship for the exercise of Spiritual Gifts such as prophecy.
We also seek to create opportunities to respond to what God seems to be saying or doing amongst us.
This lunchtime service normally lasts about 40 minutes, and is an opportunity to sing some favourite hymns, and try some new ones.
There is normally a chance in the service to hear a short story from someone about the impact God has had on their lives, and there is always a brief reflection on Bible passages used in the service.
The timing of the service means that it often attracts visitors to Uxbridge, who may well be coming to the town for shopping or other reasons. We find that this congregation is attracting people who have been to church in the past, but for whatever reason have drifted away from church and perhaps from God. As in the story of the Prodigal Son, we are praying that through this congregation many people will find their way home to God.
There are refreshments after the service, including home made cakes!
This is a simple and quiet service (normally without music), that gives space for people to connect with God both as He speaks to us through the Bible, and as he nourishes us through receiving Holy Communion.
The service takes place in the Chapel, and has a more intimate feel. It has become a mutually supportive and friendly community that welcomes newcomers.
After the service there are refreshments and some people stay on to meet in a smaller group for discussion and prayer.
This service is similar in style to the one on Thursday, and for many people it is an 'Oasis' in the middle of a busy town where they can meet with God and reflect on life.
Because of the timing of the service it can be particularly suitable for those who are working in the town.
Normally on the 4th Friday of each month we have a service with prayer for healing.