In the Presbyterian tradition, a congregation calls a minister and elects elders to form a Session to undertake spiritual oversight, leadership in mission, pastoral care and provide for governance. It plays a role in the wider community. St. Margaret's Session meets once a month.
We are currently unable to use our Church building as it has been assessed as being earthquake prone. The congregation is working hard to have this unreinforced brick building strengthened and again available for use. In the meantime we are enjoying worshipping in our hall.
The Family Team consists of representatives from each of the children and youth activities within the congregation together with the Ministers and representatives from Session. The team has oversight of the activities for our young people coordinating their programs for at least a term in advance. Additionally, it acts as a point of contact for all new families in the congregation.
The Board of Managers is elected at the St. Margaret's Annual Meeting. They look after the maintenance of the buildings and church finances.
The voluntary weekly offering may be given in cash or by cheque at any Church service, or via Internet Banking or Automatic Payment Authority. See the Treasurer for details. With occasional retiring offerings, we are pleased to be able to support specific local community needs and humanitarian appeals.