St Margaret’s

We are a lively, forward thinking, child friendly community of Christians drawn from many different denominations and backgrounds. We rejoice in our diversity, yet share the desire to assist one another in discovering our full potential in Christ.

We are also an outward looking church, which engages with the world around us in a variety of ways. Our mission is to help people become devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Our Vision For The Future
For some years our vision for St. Margaret’s has been that through our worship, prayer, fellowship and pastoral care, God’s love and the good news of Jesus Christ will be more widely known and understood in the village. We know that if others are to come to faith we must be a community of believers which has Christ at the centre, inspiring our personal and church lives, and that the Church must be a significant presence in the life of the village.

Our Priorities Are:-
1) To encourage the faith of our members.

• by maintaining and developing our regular midweek fellowships for enjoyable sharing, discussion and learning
• by developing our children’s ministry, including our nascent Sunday morning ‘Earlybirds’.
• by inspiring and nurturing a new generation of leaders and ministers for the church over the long term
• by ensuring that all Sunday worship, regardless of its wide variety, celebrates our faith and encourages people in their faith.

2) To engage with the wider community

• by providing opportunities to experience worship in ways attractive to this community
• by building lasting relationships through all ‘rites of passage’ and pastoral care opportunities.
• by using the relationship with Betley Primary School to nurture young people throughout their primary years.
• by encouraging involvement in ‘Alpha’ type experiences and resourcing their leadership.
• by maximising involvement in existing and new Church sponsored activities (e.g. bells, choir)

The Future
We are aware that notwithstanding the wonderful things God has already done in the parish, we will be involved in development and change for the sake of the Gospel.

You can find more information about our church via the following links.

Committees

In order to keep the "cogs" moving, we have various committees, or sub-groups, that meet on a regular basis.  

Reading Room Committee

The Readin g Room is held in trust by the Lichfield Diocesan Trust through a deed made between that Trust and St Margaret's Parochial Church Council. The Trust "stands possessed of the property" on behalf of the Administrative Trustees who are the PCC...

The Ministry Team

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. Luke 10:1         The Ministry Team shares with the Vicar responsibility...

The Parochial Church Council

A parochial church council (PCC) is the executive committee of the parish and consists of clergy and churchwardens, together with representatives of the laity.  The PCC is responsible for the financial affairs of the church and the care and maintenance o...

Fellowship Groups

  24 Let us consider how we can stir up one another to love. Let us help one another to do good works. 25  Let us not give up meeting together . Some are in the habit of doing this. Instead, let us cheer each other up with words of hope. Let...

Our Graveyard

St Margaret's has two graveyards, loving referred to as the "old graveyard" and the "new graveyard". The graveyard adjacent to the church is closed to new burials. However, the "new graveyard" across the road from the church is operational and...

Headstone Regulations

The rules about what types of memorials are allowed in Church of England churchyards are very strict. People generally believe that because there are already white marble/black granite/ kerbs etc. in a particular churchyard that they will be allowed...

Memorial Inscriptions

Entries supply name, date of death, and age. Abbreviations: w=wife; h=husband; s=son; d=daughter; &c. A1. Margaret, w/o Joseph GLOVER, Of Adderley Green, 28 Oct 1864, 80 Joseph, above, 4 Feb 1866, 84 A2. Hannah BIRKS of this...

Prayer

We at St. Margaret's, are committed to prayer. We hold regular prayer meetings and support one another through this vital ministry. Please contact us if you have any specific prayer requests, or join us in the Church every Tuesday morning at 9.15am. ...

The Community of St Chad

Drawing inspiration from the life of St Chad, the 7th century missionary bishop of Lichfield, the Community of Saint Chad is an expression of modern-day monasticism. It has a geographically dispersed membership united by a common commitment to a spiritual...

United Benefice

The benefice comprises two thriving parishes, each serving distinctive village communities. St Margaret's is part of the United Benefice of All Saints’ Madeley and St. Margaret’s Betley We are energetic and pro-active in our commitment to t...

What to Expect

A warm welcome! We will be delighted to welcome you to our church but we promise not to overwhelm you. You will be entirely at liberty to sit at the back (or the front) or anywhere else you feel comfortable. You can stay for the whole service or for...