St Margaret's, Barking


St Margaret's Centre

Since its opening in 1991 (see our architect's website for details), St Margaret's Centre has developed from being merely a Church hall into a high-quality multi-purpose town centre venue.

The Refectory is open from 10.00am-2.00pm serving snacks, teas and coffees, with lunch being available from 12 noon.

The Civic and St Paul's meeting rooms can be hired for conferences, meetings, dinners, seminars etc. The St Paul's room is a single room measuring 6m by 6.6m while the Civic Room (which can be hired as one large or two smaller rooms) measures 7.3m by 9.9m.

The Centre is fully accessible. On-site car parking may be available by arrangement. Catering, from light refreshments to buffet lunches, can be arranged.

If you would like more details regarding hiring, please contact:

Mrs Maureen Jarvis 020 8594 2932

Help is needed in the Refectory to help make tea and wait at tables Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 2.00pm. Please contact Dave Jarvis if you can help.

English & IT courses

Free training courses in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Information Technology (IT) are being held at the St Margaret's Centre and Christ Church. These half day sessions are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Creches are available.

If you have any questions about these courses, please call Jerzy on 020 8591 9855 / 07743 580032.

Please tell people about this new opportunity which we have created in partnership with Barking College and the Gascoigne Aid & Advice Centre. To see photos of successful students from these courses click here.

The partnership involves Christ Church and St Margaret's in providing community rooms for the courses. Thames Side Community Support and the Gascoigne Aid & Advice Centre recruit students onto the courses while Barking College provide tuition through Lifeline Community Projects.

"This partnership is a great example of the way in which faith groups can build community and provide new opportunities in the borough when we are supported by statutory organisations. Barking College are to be congratulated for seeing the potential in this partnership and supporting its development." Jonathan Evens

Urgent Help is needed in the Refectory on the following days:

Tuesdays - teamaking and waiting on tables
Wednesdays - waiting on tables
Thursdays - teamaking
Fridays - teamaking
Please see Dave Jarvis if you can help.



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