120th anniversary of St Margaret’s

On Sunday 20th November 2016 St Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Tayport, celebrated its 120th anniversary at a special service, led by Rev Jim Thomson, in honour of the church’s patron saint, Queen Margaret of Scotland. The congregation of St Margaret’s were joined in this celebration by their friends from St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Newport-on-Tay. The organist was Iain Flett, and we were also treated to some fine violin music by his daughter Elisabeth.

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Upcoming Event

On Sunday 20th November St Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Queen Street, Tayport, will be celebrating its 120th anniversary with a special service at 10.30am, followed by refreshments in the hall. The service, which also commemorates the church’s patron saint, Margaret of Scotland, will be conducted by Rev Jim Thomson. The organist will be Iain Flett. Please come along and join us for this special occasion.

Malawian Visitor

Alufeyo Manda, a librarian from Muzuzu in Malawi, received a warm welcome from the congregation and during the service he shared his faith journey and other aspects of his life as well as teaching us a Christian song from his home church. Alufeyo is in the UK on a one month study tour sponsored by the Association of Librarians in the Landbased Colleges and Universities and hosted by a number of colleges including Elmwood College in Cupar.

Diamond Jubilee Afternoon Tea

The day may have started wet and cold but the skies brightened a little after lunch to allow people to make it along to our Dickson Hall without arriving soaked to the skin and what a party we enjoyed – the décor, the wonderful spread of eats and the fellowship shared by all who came along was almost palpable and Margaret’s appropriately themed quiz brought out the competitive spirit in us all!

Sea Sunday

Members of our regular congregation were joined by a number of visitors for Sea Sunday and we welcomed Commander Jim McRae and his wife Betty to share our worship. Jim is Director of Development for the Mission to Seafarers Scotland. Our retiring collection in aid of their work was augmented with the proceeds from the afternoon tea we held on 6th May and Jim and Betty also left St Margaret’s with three boxes of knitted hats and scarves for distributing to the seamen they support.