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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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Father Chris 1st Sunday of Lent Message and Newsletter link

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Dear Friends, here is the Newsletter for the 1st Sunday in Lent. Also, Bishop Barron has produced reflections on the Stations of the Cross. Here is the link: https://stations.wordonfire.org/stations-of-the-cross Best wishes for the comi... Read more ...

Ash Wednesday Live stream Update

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Dear Friends, MCN, who host our Livestream, are in the process of updating their website. Because of this access to the recordings of Mass through the parish website is not possible. They can be reached at the MCN main site. So, if you p... Read more ...

Stations of the Cross 2021

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Dear Friends, in normal times, our Parish Groups lead the Stations of the Cross on a Sunday at 4.00p.m. This year, our groups have prepared this series of reflections on the Stations for you to use at home. You may choose just to reflect o... Read more ...

Father Chris Ash Wednesday Information and Message

Saturday, 13 February 2021

Dear Friends, please find attached the Newsletter for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Also attached is an "at home" Liturgy for Ash Wednesday, a short Stations of the Cross and the Booklet for the World Day of Prayer. I will be sending ... Read more ...

Mens Group Lenten Scripture Meetings

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Lenten Scripture Group Meetings will start on Monday 22nd February at 19:30 and continue for six consecutive Sundays. These meetings are open to all parishioners. These will be virtual meetings held online using Zoom. You can join the ... Read more ...

St Margarets and Holy Name Annual Review Planning 2021

Saturday, 6 February 2021

Dear Friends, attached is the newsletter for this coming Sunday. I have also attached an analysis of the responses to our recent survey. The parish council and I will look at them and see what we can learn and what ideas we can take forwar... Read more ...

Safeguarding Update

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Safegaurding within the Parish is controlled by our safeguarding officers Marie Glancy( Parish Council Representative) has kindly provided an update on the current profile with regards to how this is controlled both within the parish and th... Read more ...

Lockdown Update Message Father Chris

Friday, 8 January 2021

Dear Friends, Attached is the Newsletter for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, the last day of the Christmas Season! The latest restrictions mean that the Christmas decorations in the Church will remain up for a while as our team of he... Read more ...

Suspension Of Public Worship (Effective Immediately)

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Dear Friends, To help curtail the spread of Covid 19 our Churches are to close for public worship from Friday 8th ( Now changed to effective immediately) at the latest for a period of, at least, 4 weeks. Mass will continue to be Live-strea... Read more ...

Father Chris Message re Movement to Tier 4 Mass Arrangements

Sunday, 20 December 2020

Dear Friends, The First Minister has announced that mainland Scotland will move to Tier 4 restrictions from midnight on the 26th of December. This means that only 20 people are allowed to attend services in a place of worship. 1. Christ... Read more ...