The responsibility of running the church resides jointly with the Rector and the Vestry, who work closely together.
The Vestry is a volunteer body elected by the church members at the annual general meeting, held in November. They are also the Trustees of the church.
The Vestry consists of:
Chairman – The Rector
Secretary – Sandra Young
Treasurer – Gordon Pryde
Members – Sue Forman, Erica Lock, Sue Masson, Myra Tarr and Alan Taylor
Lay Representative – Valerie Leslie
[Alternate Lay Representative – Erica Lock]
Methodist representative – Dave Ward
Two Vestry members represent St Margaret’s on the Methodist Property Committee, and one on the Methodist Church Council.
Vestry and the Methodist Church Council meet jointly twice a year.
Members of both churches lead our Sunday@Six worship, four members are licenced to administer the chalice during communion, and two members are licenced to administer home communion.
Some members assist in administering Methodist communion during the joint service, while others are part of the Methodist communion stewards’ team.
Gordon Pryde administers the Gift Aid scheme; Jan Benvie is our Protection of Vulnerable Groups Co‑ordinator.