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BUCKINGHAMSHIRE CHURCH ACTS IN A BID TO ESTABLISH CONTINUED USE OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER image

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE CHURCH ACTS IN A BID TO ESTABLISH CONTINUED USE OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

22nd February 2021

A Buckinghamshire church dedicated to one of the earliest saints – Margaret of
Antioch who was martyred in the ancient Greek city in 304 AD – is one of the latest to
join the Prayer Book Society as a corporate member.

Located in the Buckinghamshire village of Iver Heath near Uxbridge in the Oxford
diocese, the church is under the episcopal care of the Bishop of Ebbsfleet.

‘The decision to join the Prayer Book Society (PBS) was prompted by our wish to
establish the continuation of the use of the Book of Common Prayer in the parish
and, by doing so, to support the society,’ explains the rector of St Margaret’s, Fr
Andrew Montgomerie.

Praising the work of the PBS – which encourages rediscovery and use of the majesty
and spiritual depth of The Book of Common Prayer at the heart of the Church of
England’s worship – Fr Montgomerie describes the society as ‘a vital infrastructure
for the promotion of, and education about, the Prayer Book.’

Members of St Margaret’s, who comprise a growing Sunday congregation of more
than 40 local worshippers aged between five and 85, say that they appreciate the
‘depth and resonance’ of the BCP. Those who have opted for Confirmation in recent
years tend to prefer it, reports the rector.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, Sunday and weekday services of Holy Eucharist
and Evensong at St Margaret’s Church are available online. For details visit
http://www.stmargaretiverheath.org.uk/

Pictured is the Buckinghamshire church of St Margaret of Antioch which is the latest
to join the Prayer Book Society

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