We are a family church where everyone is welcome – from babies to grannies. We want to be a Kingdom people who are inspired by the Word and empowered by the Spirit to make a difference in our local community.


Brits Tim and Becca McGowan emigrated to South Africa in June 2014. Tim ministered as Assistant Priest at All Souls, Umhlali, before being posted to St Margaret’s as Rector in February 2016. Becca worked at Christ Church, Addington in the late 1990s before returning to the UK to write her Ph D thesis on street children and human rights in South Africa. During his theological training, Tim ministered at the Anglican church in Lenasia and nearby informal settlements. They volunteered for three months at LIV Village in 2013. Before coming to South Africa Tim worked as a priest in central London. Prior to this he was a landscape gardener and designer.

St Margrets Vision; Worship, Belong and Serve

Where we are ALL FOR JESUS – why, because Jesus transforms lives

Our dream is to grow a diverse church of people who are inspired by the Word of God and open to the ministry of the Holy Spirit

Luke 4 18-19 The spirit of the Lord is upon me for He has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see and that the oppressed will be set free, and the time of the Lord’s favour has come.

To be a home where everyone feels welcomed and develops meaningful relationships.

John 15:12 My comman is this, love each other as I have loved you.

To be a church, motivated by God, to engage with current social issues, making a difference in our community

1 John 2:6 Whoever claims to live in Him must live as Jesus did.

To find out more about St Mags you can read our Monthly newsletter 

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