Staff clergy will preach no less than 75 percent of Sundays, usually more often, and always preach on these dates:
- The First Sunday of Advent
- Christmas Eve
- The First Sunday after the Epiphany
- The entire stewardship season (normally the month of January)
- The Last Sunday of January (Rector)
- The First Sunday of Lent
- Easter Day
- Pentecost Day
- The First Sunday after Labor Day
- All Saints’ Sunday
- St. Margaret’s Day (Rector)
Only clergy in good standing, canonically resident or licensed in the Diocese of San Diego, and lay persons licensed in the Diocese of San Diego under Episcopal Church canon III.4 may preach at St. Margaret’s, except at the invitation of the Rector and with the permission of the Ecclesiastical Authority (normally the Bishop).
Preaching Sunday mornings requires committing to preach both the 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. If the preacher is unavailable for both services, the preacher must either recruit a substitute willing to preach the other service, or forfeit the invitation.
No sermon is preached on Palm Sunday.
Those preparing to preach should be aware of guidelines surrounding the selection of readings for worship.