Rainham: St Margaret, Rainham

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St. Margaret's Church is a 13th Century Church and is Grade 1 listed. The Tower can be seen for miles around. It has an ancient Yew Tree over 1400 years old in the churchyard. We have a celure (canopy) which was painted before the War of the Roses with White and Red Roses in the middle of a sunburst (keeping up with the politics of the era). We are a parish of over 30,000 people. It is a very beautiful church with parts of the parish boundary going out into the River Medway.  We are church that is open 7 days a week for anyone to come in and just sit and pray or have a coffee on a Thursday morning. There is always someone around to help you.

The Earls of Tufton (Thanet) gave their name to the chapel and many Tuftons and Bloors are buried in the crypt after being moved from Yalding Church during heavy flooding. We have some brasses in the Chancel which have  been covered up to protect them and a number of  wall paintings that have recently been restored



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Mrs K Canton - Parish Administrator
St. Margaret's Parish Church
High Street
Kent ME8 8AN
(01634) 362023

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Holy Communion
Said Communion
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Parish Eucharist
Every second third fourth fifth and last Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
All Age Worship
Family Eucharist Service
Every first Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments


Holy Communion
Mid-Week said service of Holy Communion
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour


Coffee morning
Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and a chat.
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments


Messy Church
Every first Saturday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight

Brass Rubbing
Church Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to Midday, Saturday Mornings, Sundays 8 a.m. - Midday.

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
www.backtochurch.com Hall for Hire Millennium CentreGatekeeper ChaseRainham, Kent Mrs. B Walsh (Manager) 01634 374038
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd Judy HENNING
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 9898
Diocesan ID: R0101
Built: Saxon church 800AD then 1066 re-build
Style of worship: Anglican
Our Patron: Bishop of Rochester
Archdeaconry: ROCHESTER (312)
Deanery: GILLINGHAM (31203)
Benefice: Rainham (31/155 K)
Parish Legal Name: Rainham (310109 )
CofE Church Info: (631109 31/109)
Short URL: acny.uk/9898/
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The current editor is: Katrina Canton

This page was last updated on Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Rainham: St Margaret : High Street, Rainham, Kent, ME8 8AN - On the main A2 road opposite Station Road Rainham, Kent

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