About St. Margaret's
St. Margaret of Scotland Parish
In 1999, Our Lady of Presentation was designated by the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph to be divided into two parishes, and St. Margaret of Scotland Parish in Lee's Summit, MO was born. From 1999 to 2004, St. Margaret of Scotland Parish met in temporary locations including the Prairie View Elementary School Gymnasium and Grace United Methodist Church. In 2004, our current church building on Blackwell Road was opened and we continue to worship there today. We currently have over 500 Parish families.
Our current space serves many purposes as our sanctuary, classrooms and Parish Hall. We hope to build a new church building in the future, but COVID-19 has paused our plans for the time being.
Why have you chosen St. Margaret's as your home church?
"I love the way we welcome all to our church as they are. A great example of nonjudgmental, unconditional love."
"The welcoming atmosphere at St. Margaret's keeps me coming back."
"My family were founding members and have always liked the friendly, laid-back, faith focused community of St. Margaret's."
Our Patron Saint
St. Margaret of Scotland's feast day is November 16. She married King Malcom Canmore in Scotland at age 24. Margaret, through great influence, rendered him one of the most virtuous kings to have ever occupied the Scottish throne. She added to civilization by encouraging education and religion. St. Margaret made it her constant effort to educate the people and priests of Scotland. With her husband, she founded several churches, notably that of the Holy Trinity at Dunfermline (where she is buried).
St. Margaret passed away on November 16, 1093, four days after the death of her husband. She exclaimed as her last words, “O Lord Jesus Christ, who by thy death hast given life to the world, deliver me from all evil!” St. Margaret was canonized in 1250 and was named patroness of Scotland in 1673.
You can see this statue of St. Margaret in the vestibule of our church building.