Saint Margaret’s Church

The Church is a family of people not a building. Our doors are fully open for public worship in the normal way; we are not ceasing our daily ministry of prayer worship and most critically at this time, pastoral care in this parish. Our prayer and worship cycle will continue as advertised. If you wish to assist in making our objectives so, please contact Fr David on 07768687605 

All material for you to join us in a Public Mass or to enjoy a “Virtual Service” in you own home can be found by clicking HERE. The page also has Father David’s latest Pastoral Letter

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We welcome you to the Parish of  Saint Margaret of Antioch Leigh-on-Sea where in 2019 we celebrated 100 years of serving West Leigh.  The Rev’d Fr.David Wylie RN has been parish priest since November 2017.

At St.Margaret’s we are orthodox and traditional in our belief and practice as a parish church in the Church of England for the whole community.  This essentially means that we welcome all people who live, work and pass through our parish and we would seek to serve them regardless of age gender denomination faith background or none. We are not perfect but try our best to honour God with the resources we have and you are welcome to help us be a little better.


We are committed to ensuring that St Margaret’s is a safe place for all. The Parochial Church Council of St Margaret’s has adopted the House of Bishops’ Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy Statement which can be seen in full here

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Tracey Searle, who may be contacted at church or by email

St Margaret’s is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford. For further information about Safeguarding in the Diocese of Chelmsford click here. For information about the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and Safeguarding contacts in the Diocese of Chelmsford click here.

If you believe that somebody is in immediate risk of danger or harm you should call 999 and ask for the police.

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