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  • Our new Rector 

    Published 18/04/18

    The Reverend Tim Goode

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  • Whats on Spring & summer 2018

    Published 16/04/18

    What's on at St Margaret's

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  • Harmony Sinfonia - Family prom

    Published 01/03/18

    Family Prom

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  • Freedom of the Borough for Sir Ian Mills

    Published 10/01/18

    Sir Ian Mills, current and founding chair of Lewisham’s pioneering social enterprise Youth First, will become an Honorary Freeman of the London Borough of Lewisham in recognition of his service to the borough’s citizens over three decades. This is only the 14th such award in 47 years.

    Sir Ian, who was knighted for his services to the NHS in 2001, has played a leading role in the bold move to create Youth First. Youth First reaches over 7000 young people across the borough of Lewisham through youth clubs and adventure playgrounds, tackling the growing needs of young people in South East London.

    Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor of Lewisham said:

    “Sir Ian’s personal contribution to Youth First and a number of other Lewisham initiatives has been extraordinary and he continues to support the local community with an enthusiasm and a commitment that epitomises a lifetime of service and demonstrates why he is an appropriate recipient of the highest award the borough can make.”

    As a measure of his commitment to Youth First, Sir Ian has established a £2 million trust fund dedicated to the memory of his wife Elizabeth. The fund uses their life savings and allows Elizabeth’s influence to live on through Sir Ian’s work in supporting young people in Lewisham.

    Sir Ian Mills said:

    “None of my achievements would have been possible without the support of Elizabeth who was my rock, critical friend and constant companion. This Trust Fund is public recognition of the shared values which brought us together in 1968 and sustained us through 49 years of happily married life.”

    A legacy of success across Lewisham provides a unique qualification for Sir Ian’s Youth First challenge. He was: 

    • The first Director of Finance for the NHS (1985-89) and the first chairman of the Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority (1991-96)

    • Trustee and Chair of St. Christopher’s Hospice Sydenham (1992-2003)

    • The Director of restoration of St Margaret’s Church, Lee (1984-2004) – managing a £4.2m programme to recapture the gothic revivalist characteristics of the building and transform it into a major performing arts centre.

    • Chair of Age Exchange (2008-2014) - raising over £2m to develop its Blackheath Village site into a community centre and library and a hub for local not for-profit organisations and to extend its reminiscence services to support the NHS and older people suffering from Alzheimer’s and loneliness.

    Mervyn Kaye, Chief Executive of Youth First added:

    “Sir Ian’s personal dedication and inspiring leadership of Youth First means we can offer the best possible provision for young people with growing needs across South London. This is a title well deserved and  we’re honoured to have his guidance to lead our success.”

    A celebration event will take place to mark Sir Ian’s new title as Honorary Freeman on 9 March 2018 in the Council Chamber at Lewisham Town Hall.

    About Youth First

    Owned by its staff and young people, Youth First mutual exists to support Lewisham’s 35,000 young people between the ages of 8 and 19. Over 30% of whom come from homes living beneath the poverty level, 50% live in single parent families where there are few male role models, and virtually all of them need help in developing the life skills and self confidence that they will need to fulfil their potential and enjoy rewarding and happy adult lives. www.youthfirst.org.uk 

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  • CHORAL SCHOLARSHIPS now available for 2018/19

    Published 03/01/18

    CHORAL SCHOLARSHIPS

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  • Old church yard access

    Published 02/11/17

    During works on a neighbouring property the old church yard is currently locked. If you would like to arrange access to the site please email the church office on guy@stmargaretslee.org.uk

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  • St Margaret's Open house - 1st Saturday of the month

    Published 08/11/15

    St Margaret's Open Days

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  • Sam Smith's Lay me down Filmed here

    Published 10/02/15

    St Margaret's is the setting for Sam Smith's Lay Me Down. Our magnificent church has now been viewed by nearly 200 million viewers from all around the world! If you look carefully you should be able to spot the Rev Alan Race, church warden Wyn Kirkman and Madeleine Dobson as guests in the video.

    British soul singer Sam Smith won an amazing four Grammy Awards in 2015, including the prestigious prizes for record and song of the year and best new artist. Smith was also rewarded for being the only solo artist to sell more than a million albums in both the UK and US in 2014.

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  • Why was Edmond Halley buried at St Margaret’s ?      ​

    Published 02/12/14

    The Tomb of Edmond Halley

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