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.
In 2018 our church and hall were strengthened to withstand earthquakes. For over five years we were unable to worship in the church itself, but we are now joyfully back. Further improvements are currently under way and almost complete.
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.
Contributions to St.Margaret’s offerings are completely voluntary.
Preferred methods of giving are Automatic Payment or Internet Banking. The Envelope Secretary, Jacqueline Kitchen Ph. 528 2113 or the Treasurer, Lance Hurly Ph. 528 5461, can assist with information for this.
Offerings may also be made by cash at any weekly service. Envelopes can be provided for this. For assistance, contact Lance or Jacqueline.
Retiring collections are held occasionally to support specific local community needs and humanitarian appeals.
As a registered charity, we are able to issue tax receipts which can be used for Tax Rebate purposes.