Welcome to St. Margaret’s
St Margaret’s is a family church seeking to serve the village community of Hapton. Our Sunday morning service begins at 11am and is usually a service of Holy Communion, although we have occasional Family Services. As our parish consists of St Margaret’s Hapton and St Leonard’s Padiham, we share ministry, so have quite a variety of leadership, whether one of the clergy or our Lay Reader – so no one gets bored!
A small choir leads our singing, accompanied by a pipe organ and a guitar and we sing a combination of traditional and more contemporary hymns and worship songs. Our liturgy is Church of England Common Worship and sermons are Bible-based and typically 15-20 minutes in length. We have a mix of all ages, and a Junior Church for our younger members, and we also have facilities so parents have a ‘Time Out’ option for small children or babies who become restless.
Lay people are fully involved, reading the first lesson each week, leading the intercessions, and administering the chalice. We also have 3 lay ministers; a Lay Reader and 2 Pastoral Assistants, as well as our Wardens and a friendly team of Stewards and Welcomers. A team of clergy and lay ministers take monthly Holy Communion to those of our members who are now housebound and to Wordsworth House, the care home in the village.
We have regular coffee mornings; Bible Study and discussion groups, and a Mothers’ Union branch; Guides and Rainbows meet on a Monday evening and there is a carers and tots group (Busy Bees) on Wednesday mornings.
But at the core of all that we do is family, fellowship, and a shared faith in Jesus Christ. We look forward to welcoming you!
For midweek activities, for information on baptism, weddings, and funeral’s, or for information for those bringing children to one of our services, please take a look at our ‘Church Life’ section.