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Please find below an introduction to our Parochial Church Council (PCC).
Hannah   John Wates
Rector: Revd. Hannah Gordon (from 30th May, 2023)
PCC Chair
  Hon Curate: Revd. John Wates OBE
Ex Officio Member
"I am excited to have been appointed as the Rector of this wonderful parish. I am looking forward to getting to know you all over the coming months and years, as we journey forward together into this new season, trusting God to guide and shape us.   John has been a Minister in Chipstead for forty years; 20 as a Reader, 20 as a Priest. He has been much involved in musical and mental health charities. He has one son living with a family in London and one in New York. His wife, Carol, is an artist.
Sally Bowes   Jen Smith
Churchwarden: Sally Bowes   Churchwarden: Jenny Smith 
Deanery Synod Rep.
    Jen was married at St Margaret's in 1986 and has been involved in most areas of church life since then.  She and Nigel have two children and a granddaughter. In her spare time, Jen enjoys writing, camping, comedy, reading, holidays and travelling and she and Nigel are attempting to walk the South West Coast path (in very small chunks!).
Eamonn Davern   Perry
PCC Secretary: Eamonn Davern   Perry Esparon: PCC Member 
Health and Safety Rep.
    Perry is married to Samantha and has 1 child and use to live in the area. He works in the industrial and medical gas industry and travels around quite a bit. He is a big fan of Formula 1 and enjoys spending time with his family and walking.
Ray King   Blank Image
Ray King: PCC Member   Jill Lindsay: Deanery Synod Rep.
Co-opted PCC Member
Roz Lunberg   Madeleine MacCallum
Roz Lunberg: PCC Member   Madeleine MacCallum: Deanery Synod Rep.
Co-opted PCC Member 
Tom Sanderson   Nigel Smith
Tom Sanderson: PCC Member   Nigel Smith: PCC Member
Tom is married to Rachelle. They live near St Margaret’s and have 3 grown-up children.     
Ian Thirlwall   Kat Wicksteed
Ian Thirlwall: PCC Member    Kat Wicksteed: PCC Member
Janice Whittle    
Janice Whittle: PCC Member    
This is where you add a friendly biog of your PCC, so that people know who they are when they get in touch with the church.    

If you need to contact the Church then please visit the Contact Us page.

Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

New to Church?

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When
We meet at St Margaret’s Church for our Sunday Service starting at 10am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you will be greeted by someone on our Sides Team, please make yourself known, that you are visiting for the first time so that we may give you a welcome pack.
We serve tea, coffee and biscuits after the service from 11.15am. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Sides Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is also a disabled toilet and baby changing facilities.

Our Service
The main service begins at 10am with a warm welcome from one of our team members. We have a mixture of services, comprising of Morning Prayer, Morning Worship, All Together and Holy Communion. Our music is organ and band. We typically have 3 or 4 songs. We then share news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church. One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song. There is always an opportunity to receive private prayer at the end of the service.

What about my children?
We have a great programme lined up for children of all ages:

  • Creche (0 months to 2 years). Children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their parent/carer at all times.
  • Bubbles (3-5 years)
  • Juniors (6-11 years)
  • Ignite (11-14 years)
  • Youth (14+ years)
Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service for the welcome, songs, and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the notices someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups. You will need to go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our child safety policy.

The children’s group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games, and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes, usually around 11.15am.

Getting Connected
Small Groups
While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons, and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.
Serving and Volunteering
If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us, make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.

We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes