~ St. MARK'S CHURCH ~
NEW PROCEDURES from Sunday 25th July 2021
We have a New Order of Service for use at most services. Please take a copy and leave it in church for next week, or you may keep a copy. Please bring it back for your future use. It incorporates some alternatives and the Leader will advise, for example, if it is CREED 'A', or CREED 'B', or the traditional Lord's Prayer, or otherwise.
This will replace the RED book/the weekly service sheet and should make it easier to follow. This means you will need the new Order of Service and a hymn book only. We will put pew Bibles back in the Church.
We resume singing of hymns and thank you for the favourite hymns selected. We will continue this theme.
You are encouraged to continue to wear a FACE MASK and to hand sanitise. If you wish to sing hymns without a face mask, you will be directed where to sit in the Church.
[Update effective 24/07/21]
For the latest Sermon, please click HERE.For 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 'Summer Worship Programme' button in the menu bar, for details of our Worship Programme for 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!