Our Christian faith celebrates the stages of human life.
Birth - Giving Thanks
Its good to give thanks to God for a healthy new life. Thanksgiving after Childbirth can be celebrated as part of the main Sunday service at 10.30 a.m.
Marriage is a gift of God in creation which signifies the union of Christ with his Church (Ephesians 5: 32). In Church we celebrate the new relationship of a man and a woman in the gift of marriage.
We can help with flower arrangements, Church decoration and the choice of music and readings for a Church of England wedding, using wither the Book of Common Prayer (1662) or the modern Common Worship form.
At the end of life Christians wish to commend their loved ones to God, to remember them together and to give thanks for their life.
A funeral at St. Margaret’s can be arranged in the Church, lasting usually about 40-45 minutes, followed by an interment elsewhere or a Cremation. St. Margaret’s Churchyard is not open for new graves, but we have a section for the interment of cremated remains.
Alternatively, Fr. Andrew is happy to officiate at a Cremation at one of our local Crematoriums- Slough, Breakspear (Hillingdon) or Chiltern (Amersham). Fr Andrew can help you plan the content of the Funeral, together with family members.
The Church has a Book of Remembrance which records departed loved ones.
On or near 2nd November each year- All Souls Day, a Requiem Mass is celebrated for the faithful departed.