Facility Use @ St. Margaret's
St. Margaret's Church welcomes the use of its facilities for public gatherings by groups who agree to observe our rules and whose activities do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability.
Our first priority is to programs and membership needs of the church. Priority is then given to nonprofit groups that are supported by the church, and finally to other nonprofit organizations.
It is expected that all organizations and persons utilizing the facilities at St. Margaret's Church would treat the property and furnishings in a manner consistent with biblical stewardship principles.
Approval of the use of the grounds and facilities does not constitute or imply endorsement of a group, their mission, or their positions. Groups approved to use the facilities must not advertise the event in such a way as to imply endorsement by the congregation. No activity or advocacy may take place within our buildings or grounds that conflict with the bylaws and the practices of this congregation and the denomination. At the time of application, the expressed purpose and intent for the facility use must be made in writing. The Director will review and approve all one-time use requests. Repeated non-compliance with the Terms of Facility Use as stated within the Policy may result in discontinuing and/or non-renewal of the covenant. Renewal of an Agreement is not automatic and after issuance of a final warning, may be terminated if circumstances warrant.
Requesting and Scheduling Rooms
Rooms at SMC can be reserved by church members and non-profit organizations for various events and meetings. There are significantly reduced fees charged for pledging church members - with the possible exception of fees associated with weddings. Church-sponsored events have first priority on the use of the facilities.
If you are interested in reserving a room, please fill out and submit a User Application form located below.
Send the completed form: via email to firstname.lastname@example.org via mail to St. Margaret's Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Road, Annapolis, MD 21409
If your organization has liability insurance, please send a copy of the certificate of insurance with Episcopal Diocese of Maryland-St- Margaret's Church, named as an additional insured.
Send your application in AT LEAST 4 Weeks before your requested date.
If the application is approved, we will notify you by email and phone and reserve your time slot(s) while we wait for your insurance and liability forms (if applicable) and payment.
Space must be paid for in advance, with one check or money order made out to "St. Margaret's Church" and mailed or brought to the church office. Put your group’s name, rental space and rental date(s) on the check. Credit cards are accepted with a $5 additional charge. Please note that if you are renting on a regular basis, we will book an entire quarter for you and request a quarter’s payment in advance. The Director of Church Operations or a designee will meet with the user, or a representative, at a time convenient for all parties to review conditions of the church for usage, the expectations and needs for the event, and to set a schedule for room set-up and clean-up as needed.
Funerals and memorial services for our members preempt all other activities.
St. Margaret's Day School (SMDS) classrooms are not available for rental by outside groups.
Food or drink is not permitted in the sanctuary (except for liturgical purposes).
User Application Form with List of Fees
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