St Margaret's Patronal Festival

St. Margaret’s Church, Rainham celebrated their patronal festival on Saturday 20 July with a service of Holy Communion in the Vicarage garden led by the Bishop of Rochester Rt. Revd. James Langstaff.
The service was followed by a barbeque.
The day also marked 100 years of the Dedication of the Bells in St Margaret’s Church following their augmentation from six to eight.
A complete new steel frame was installed and each bell had new fittings, the original having been made of oak.  The two new bells, the trebles, had been cast by Taylor’s at their Loughborough bell foundry.
All the costs of this augmentation were met by the Parishioners of Rainham.
The first peal on the new ring of eight bells was on 29th October 1913 and a peal attempt will be made on the morning of 29 October 2013 to celebrate this anniversary.

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