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Here you'll find the current Parish Newsletter and previous editions. Use them to keep up-to-date with all the latest news and events in St. Margaret's Parish and the wider community. This page is updated each Saturday/Sunday.

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Car Park Barrier

Sunday, 14 January 2018

The Car Park barrier has now been in use for a year, and for those parishioners who applied to have access to the car park outwith times of services we hope you have found it useful, and have not experienced too many problems in making use ... Read more ...

Safeguarding Training

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Training in Level 1 Safeguarding will take place on Tuesday, 30th January 2018 at 7:30pm in St. Margaret's Primary School hall, Station Road, South Queensferry EH30 9JY. The session will last approx. 2 hours. This training is a legal requir... Read more ...

Christmas 2017 at St. Margaret's

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Fr. Chris Heenan wishes all Parishioners and visitors a very happy and peaceful Christmas, and best wishes for the coming New Year 2018. Here are some images of Christmas Masses and the Hogmanay event 2017 at St. Margaret's.... Read more ...

World Day of Peace 2018

Monday, 1 January 2018

Monday, 1st January 2018 is the World Day of Peace, and is also the feast of Mary, the Mother of God. The theme for Pope Francis' annual World Day of Peace message for 2018 is: “Migrants and Refugees: Men and Women in Search of Peace.” ... Read more ...

Pope Francis Christmas Message

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Pope Francis on Christmas Day said the commemoration of Christ's birth is an occasion to remember and pray for every child who suffers due to war, poverty and inequality, each of whom bears the face of Jesus. “Today, as the winds of war a... Read more ...

One World Group Update

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

At their most recent meeting the One World Group disbursed the following donations from general funds:- £1,000 to Mary's Meals to cover the cost of meals of the 120 children at the now renamed Geveh Fahncee School, Liberia. As this donati... Read more ...

Parish Donations

Sunday, 26 November 2017

The Parish has recently made the following donations: £250 to Dunfermline Food Bank; £200 to the Caritas Students from St Columba’s HS who are participating in the “Sleep in the Park” event to help end homelessness in Scotland. If... Read more ...

Church Opening

Sunday, 19 November 2017

From the start of Advent, and throughout the winter months, St. Margaret's Church will be open during the day from 10am (for morning Mass) until 5pm for visits and private prayer. The CCTV camera system around the Church has been enhanced t... Read more ...

Gift Aid Claim

Sunday, 24 September 2017

The Parish has recently received from HMRC £18,280.12 in respect of the Gift Aid Claim for 2016/17 (slightly down from £18,922.10 in 2016). Many thanks go to all Parishioners who Gift Aid their donations and help to realise this income. ... Read more ...

Sacraments of Initiation (RCIA)

Sunday, 20 August 2017

The first meeting for the new session of the Right of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) will take place on Monday, 4th September 2017 at 7pm in the Crypt. Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith is welcome to attend... Read more ...