A warm welcome to St Margaret's Community Church 


At St Margaret's Community Church, we hope that you feel welcome and relaxed.  Offering the community a chance to come together and worship with others. 

Our Sunday service is 4 pm-5 pm and we have provision for children. 

Our style of worship is lively and informal with a real passion to encounter God and enjoy his presence.

We aim to create a community where everybody feels welcome and experiences the love of Christ. 

During lock-down, all our services are live-streamed on Facebook/YouTube 4pm - 5pm each Sunday.   

The church building is under refurbishment (new worship space,  cafe, children's soft-play area and community shop)

Job Opportunity - Cafe, Shop and Foodbank Manager

Another very exciting opportunity at St Mags!

We are recruiting for a CAFÉ, SHOP & FOODBANK MANAGER


St Margaret’s - A passion for God - a passion for leading people to Christ.

We are looking for a dynamic individual with experience in charity, hospitality or retail management, and a heart for community engagement to lead our outreach through the café, shop and foodbank.

St. Margaret’s has recently undergone a major refurbishment which has included fitting out new café, shop and foodbank facilities within the church. We are now looking for the right individual to lead the development of this important outreach and manage a busy team of committed volunteers as we look to engage with our community and show the love of Christ.

Further details, and an application form, are available from the Operations Manager, Stephen Dawson at stephen.dawson@stmagscc.uk

Closing date for applications: 17 December 2020

Interviews: 8 January 2021.

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THURSDAY 3 DECEMBER: From 6pm @ Church. We need people to help move stuff from the Altar to Mezzanine level, and also to clean and tidy the church - snacks will be provided. Wear old clothes as very dusty. 

SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER: From  10:30am, we need people to help put up the Christmas tree and decorate, and make the church look Christmassy! 

SUNDAY 6 DECEMBER: 4:00-5:00pm- Sunday service back in the main church building!  we are very excited about this.  You will need to book your seat via Church Suite, if you have never done this before, contact  Sue Lynes   sue.lynes@stmagscc.uk     

MONDAY 7 DECEMBER: 6:30pm - we are moving the Foodbank to its new home inside the church.  If you are free, come on down, we need all the help we can get.  Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.

WEDNESDAY 16 DECEMBER: 6:00pm-7:30pm  - 'Carols on your Doorstep'  Starting @ St Augustine Road (more details to follow)

SUNDAY 20 DECEMBER:  4:00pm-5:00pm - St Margaret's Carol Service.   An opportunity to invite your friends.

WEDNESDAY 23 DECEMBER: 09:00-12:00 Packing the 'Hampers of Hope' and delivering.

FRIDAY 25 DECEMBER: 10:30-11:15am - Christmas morning service.  Encourage your child to bring an unopened present to church.  Everyone welcome.

SUNDAY 27 DECEMBER: 4:00-5:00pm Sunday service.

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An update.......

The underfloor heating, together with a finished polished concrete floor that looks amazing is now in place!

New toilets, including an accessible toilet,  and a baby-change area are in place.   The Cafe and kitchen are being fitted.  The next phase will be to install children's soft-play equipment. 

The refurbishment of the church building started July 2020, and is well underway and on track, however, we are running slightly low on funds and need help!   And this is where you can play your part in helping create an amazing vision for our community. 


Please look at our fundraising page!

GoFundMe  https://bit.ly/stmagsheartbeat

For further information please contact:  info@stmagscc.uk 



OPERATING   Monday, Wednesday and  Friday  (0800-1100 for donations, 1000-1100am for those needing food)

Because of the refurbishment in the church, we hired two metal containers that sit on the forecourt to house all the food and serve from.  We are very excited to move back into the church in the next two weeks, where it will have its permanent home. 

Our response to the pandemic is to continually love and serve our community.  We have a team of volunteers who regularly give their time to serve the community.

Food needed:

  • Cereals

  • Tinned soup (and packet soup)

  • Pasta and pasta sauce

  • Tinned meat

  • Tinned vegetables

  • Tinned fruit

  • Crisps

  • Biscuits

  • UHT Milk

  • Long life apple juice/orange juice

If you are unable to donate food in person for any reason, we have a donate button on this website, where the money will be used to buy food.


This year, St Margaret's Community Church, is hoping to make Christmas extra special and brighter for those most in need in our local community. 

We are planning on providing 60 Hampers of Hope.  Providing Christmas dinner, lots of goodies (everything to make Christmas day special)   You can help by donating:  Christmas Crackers, Christmas Cake, Selection Boxes, Mince Pies, long-life cream. Chocolates, Stuffing. 

Photo - drawing by local artist Kevin Dean. 


Alpha Online



Started 7 October @ 7.30pm

Already running but you can be part of the next course, do look out for new dates on this website which is regularly updated, we are also very active on Facebook.



Opening soon - our newly refurbished cafe and shop.  Serving fresh coffee and homemade cakes.  An opportunity to sit, relax, and meet new friends.


Operation Christmas Child

You can collect your shoebox from the Foodbank on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 0800-1100.  St. Mag's is delighted to be involved this year with Operation Christmas Child. Run by the charity, Samaritan's Purse, it involves people packing a shoebox with small items that are then sent to children in other countries who would not otherwise receive a Christmas gift. If you would like to be involved, it's as easy as one, two, three:

1-Collect a leaflet and flatpack shoebox from the foodbank at St. Margaret's any Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 8am and 11am

2-Pack your shoebox as shown on the leaflet

3-Return it to the foodbank by the  first week of December 

We will then take all the filled shoe boxes to the distribution centre to begin their onward journey.

It really is that simple!

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Groups that are running

Groups you can join

From fitness, to breakfast, fun for families and prayer and worship - there is a group for you at St Margaret's.

Come as you are and make new friends - no perfect people allowed!   (photography by Susan Commons)

Simple Steps to get into the life of the church

Find out how we can help you become a part of the St Margaret's community and get into the life of the church.



Come as you are

Join us in meeting in the main church on Sundays at 4 pm, lively worship, and bible teaching relating to life.  Join us for coffee, tea and cake after the service.

Children's Groups

There are children's groups each Sunday. The children stay for the first block of worship, then they go off to their fun groups.


Following the service at 5pm, there will  be a dedicated prayer team who will be there to pray with you.  This will be done via Zoom, details:-

Click on the link below with the Meeting ID (below)


Meeting ID: 824 9507 7686

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Leading St Margaret's Church

Pioneer Minister - Fran Carabott

We hope that you find a home here at St Margaret's Community Church, you will be made to feel very welcome, and encouraged to get involved in the life of the church. Jesus is calling us together, as a church family, to grow the kingdom here on earth.  There are many areas of the church where you can serve. Fran has led this church plant since October 2017, and continues to do so with a strong faithful core team.

(picture: Fran, and his wife, Clare)



St Margaret's Community Church

Located in Southsea, Portsmouth, St Margaret's Community Church welcomes you. Led by Pioneer Minister Fran Carabott,  and the St Margaret's Team, we are committed to sharing God's love in our community.  We would love to get to know you.


Contact Us

Want to find out more? Contact St Margaret's Community Church today.

CHURCH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:   Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10.00am - 2.00pm.  

Our vision    

Jesus is calling us to reach out into the community; loving the lost, bringing new life, seeing lives transformed, sharing our faith, hope and love. 

Registered Charity:  St Margaret's Community  Church is a registered charity (charity number 1189666)  

019467 69003 or 0800 368 8882

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