‘To do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God’
Welcome to the website of St Margaret’s church, West Hoathly where you can find out more about us.
We are delighted that the churches are now able to open for Sunday services and private prayer. Hours vary so please check the schedule before visiting. Please read this to learn more about how our churches are reopening and what precautions are being taken to keep you safe. If you are joining us for public worship on Sunday please reserve a place by midday on Saturday so that we can ensure a safe environment for all attending (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please click on the image below to watch this short film of a walkthrough tour of visiting the church for private prayer during lockdown and to see the measures taken to keep you safe.
Opening hours for private prayer.
Wednesday 21st October.
All Saints and St Margaret’s will be opened on Wednesdays until late afternoon.Rgua creates more access to our churches whilst allowing the spaces to remain closed for 72 hours following and before Sunday worship.
If you wish to visit the church, please maintain a 2m distance between groups, use the hand sanitiser at the entrance (you can bring your own if you prefer), wear a face coverings and sign-in (as part of our Track and Trace protection).
Sunday 25th October. Bible Sunday.
You are invited to bring your Bible to church with you for a blessing.
Don’t forget the clocks fall back to GMT on the night of 24th / 25th October
9.00am Mattins, BCP, All Saints’ Highbrook.
10.30am Eucharist, St Margaret’s West Hoathly.
This service will be livestreamed via Facebook
This will be followed by changing of chairs and cleaning of common areas.
11.30am Eucharist. A repeat of the 10.30am service & reserved for the vulnerable
A reminder that face coverings are currently a legal requirement for attending Places of Worship. If you plan to come to church, please bring a mask or face covering with you; remembering that they are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from coronavirus (COVID-19) and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing.
If you feel unable to attend church whilst the wearing of a mask is compulsory then the online streamed service will continue for your viewing whilst we are in these extraordinary times.
All streamed services will be archived later the same day here on our YouTube Channel.
Please click here to download the booklet “Worship for those who need to stay at home” (June 2020) – Readings and Prayers for Ordinary Time