THE FUTURE OF ST. MARK'S - THE NEW VISION
UPDATE from The ARCHDEACON OF SURREY ...
... and Message from the Churchwarden
Following the 'visit' to our Church (via Zoom) by the Archdeacon of Surrey on 7 February, you will all now know that the proposed future plan for St. Mark's is to involve a partnership with our friends at St. Peter's Church. The details of the plan are to be found on the NEWSLETTER issued by the Archdeacon's Office (click on link). Our PCC is very excited about this new venture, and hope that you will all support it. If you have any additional questions (or comments), please follow the guidance printed on the Newsletter. And, in the meantime, I as your Churchwarden - and my colleagues on the PCC - would value your continued support during the coming months as we prepare for our new life.
[Update issued 10/2/21]
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St. MARK'S … is open again from 10.30 am
and you are very ... WELCOME!
We have opened for Restricted Public Worship, and - following our
re-organisation of the side aisles - are now able to welcome an
increased number of about 40 "persons" into our Church
(a "person" is either a single individual, or a couple/family 'bubble' who are permitted to sit together and are counted as 'one person')
Social-distancing and Hand-sanitising procedures are operating throughout the building.
Following a change in Government policy, The mandatory wearing of FACE MASKS is still required at present within the building, unless you have a valid/medical reason for not doing so.
[Update effective 7/3/21]
We are offering ONE ABRIDGED EUCHARIST per week
SUNDAYS at 10.30am
so do join us if you can …
On occasions, the Eucharist will be replaced by a 'Service of the Word',
but the time remains as always, 10.30am
For the latest Sermon and earlier Sermons, please select the 'Recent Sermons' button in the menu bar.
During our Interregnum, we look forward to welcoming all who have offered to lead worship for us. Please select the 'Spring/Summer Worship Programme' button in the menu bar, for details of our Worship Programme for Spring/Summer 2021. You will see that we are also looking for volunteers from our Church community who would like to Read the Lesson, and/or Lead Intercessions. If you are interested, please speak with Deglan & His Team.
FUNERALS, WEDDINGS & BAPTISMS
As the 'lockdown' situation evolves, the regulations now allow for certain additional acts of worship to take place within churches, all subject to restrictions and regulation, and dependant upon the conditions within the building.
At this point in time, here at St. Mark's we are now able to offer FUNERALS within the Church, so if you are looking to organise such, please contact the Church for the latest update concerning the limitations on numbers attending and the style of service available.
We are now looking at taking provisional enquiries for WEDDINGS in 2021. If you are considering organising a Wedding, please be sure to speak with us before you attempt to book a venue as we will have very limited availability.
At this stage, BAPTISMS are not currently available here at St. Mark's - but keep an eye on this website for updates.
Our monthly cycle of Prayer for the whole parish is, once again, available via the 'Prayer & Scripture' button in the menu-bar, and we hope it will continue to help you in these challenging times.
Our friends at St. Peter's have recorded some worship resources which you can access on their YouTube Channel. There is a large range of items, including talks, prayers and worship itself. They also have some material for children: PJ Church (for Juniors & Infants) and Youth Online (for teenagers). There is a lot to choose from, so do take a look!