7.8.20 - UPDATE
St Margaret’s Church is now open for services as follows:
Thursdays 10.00 am to 11.00 am
Sundays 11.00 am to 12.00 noon
From 8 August 2020, worshippers are required by law to wear face coverings for services in places of worship (unless they have a valid exemption) and people are reminded to continue to self-distance (2m / 6ft 6in). Thank you.
If you wish to attend the church for private prayer at another time, then please contact the Parish Office (details below) to arrange so that someone can let you in.
Weddings can now take place in church but only a total of 30 people (including church personnel) can be in church.
Baptisms can also take place but only one family at a service again with a total of 30 people (including church personnel) in church.
Funerals & Graveside Burials. The regulations have now changed and funeral services in church and burials in the churchyard can now take place with a total of 30 people (including church personnel).
Further updates will be on the church’s website: www.stmargaretsgreatbarr.org.uk or contact the Parish Office on email@example.com or leave a voicemail on 0121 357 1390.
Updates will be on the Coronovirus page of the website or you can contact the Parish Office on email or leave a voicemail on 0121 357 1390. As soon as these restrictions are lifted, we will update this page fully.
For details of other Digital Resources & Services, click here
Worship at Home
21.5.20 - For Ascension and Pentecost, please find below the posting from the Vicarage and prayers.
Prayer 6b - Compline for Night Prayer (Modern), click here Prayer 7 - Guidance on Spiritual Communion & Coronovirus, click here
17.5.20 - click here for this week's posting from the Vicarage
10.5.20 - click here for this week's posting from the Vicarage
3.5.20 - click here for this week's posting from the Vicarage
26.4.20 - click here for this week's posting from the Vicarage.
20.4.20 - For the latest from the Vicarage, click here to download
9.4.20 - Message from the Vicar, Martin Rutter
Tomorrow, on Good Friday, the 1.00 pm Prayer on the diocesan Facebook page will take the form of a 15-minute meditation called 'Way To The Cross' by Bishop Michael. It will also be on the diocesan website..
Bishop Michael also invites all in the diocese to join him for an Easter Vigil service at 5.15 am on Easter Sunday, which he will be live-streaming from his garden, on the Diocesan website and on the Diocesan Facebook page. Whether or not you are able to join him at this early hour, he encourages everyone at some point on Easter morning to light a candle and say the Paschal candle prayer which is also on the card he recently sent to all clergy and licensed ministers:
Jesus Christ yesterday and today,
the beginning and the end,
Alpha and Omega,
all time belongs to him,
and all ages;
to him be glory and power,
through every age and for ever.
Let these days be a strength and blessing to us.
6.4.20 - for those who would like to access streamed services for Easter and would like more information, please click here.
If you are looking for details on Worship at Home, the digital resources of the Church of England or a variety of prayers, then please see the "Coronovirus" Page for more details.
Details of our Services are set out below:
After all our services, we pass around a plate and you can put in an offering of money. All donations are much appreciated and helps the running of the church - most of it going towards the paying of our bills and the cost of having a vicar.
When you come to a church service, you will receive a warm welcome & be given the appropriate service sheet / book.
8.00 am Holy Communion
9.30 am Informal Family Worship & Children @ Church
(last Sunday of month) with coffee between services
11.00 am Morning Prayer
(first and third Sunday of month)
Family Communion & Children @ Church
(second Sunday of month)
(last Sunday of month)
6.30 pm Evensong
10.00 am Said Communion
9.30am - On the first Saturday of the month, we hold a Service for Spiritual Wholeness. This involves the laying on of hands and anointing for healing and wholeness.