Quarterly Newsletter

St Mark’s Newsletter

Autumn 2021

 

It is wonderful to meet together and to be able to sing hymns again.  We are so grateful for the support of visiting clergy and licensed lay ministers from St Peter’s. Keith Bristow from Ash, Haydon Wilcox, and Martin James.

This arrangement will continue until Gareth Dicks joins us with a graft from St Peter’s, which will enhance worship here at St Mark’s.  Hopefully this will mean more families will attend, to enjoy worship and fellowship at St Mark’s.  The church should be open and enjoyed, not just at the Sunday service.

Before Lockdown, on Sundays, we had an 8 am Eucharist as well as the 10.30 am Eucharist with hymns.  We used to have Junior Church, a mid-week service and ‘St Mark’s @ 5’, once a month on Sundays, evensong for Saints’ days during the year, full Easter, Advent and Christmas.

We also have the benefit of the use of rooms in our Parish Hall with regular events in the past, eg: Pig Racing, Afternoon Teas, 90th & 100th Birthdays, 25th Wedding Anniversaries and catering after baptisms and funerals.  St Mark’s Hall is what St Mark’s is about.  We have had occasional services there too.  I hope also that we can start Bible Study Classes as well.

So what is happening now:

Normal service, 10.30 am each Sunday

Sunday 17th October, 10.30 am

Harvest Festival, in church

Please bring your contributions for the Farnborough Food Bank, to add to those brought by the pupils of St Mark’s Primary School.

 

Sunday 17th October, 3.30 pm

Afternoon Tea Party, in the Church Hall

Tickets: £10.00 (under 10s: £5.00).  Tickets available now from Colin or Carole (01252 678 628)

 

Sunday 31st October, 3 pm

Service of Remembrance, with Haydon Wilcox

For those who have lost loved ones

There is a form on the table at the back of the church to add your name if you are attending this service

 

Sunday 7th November, 8 am Eucharist

Followed by Continental Breakfast and the 10.30 am Eucharist

 

Saturday 13th November, 10 am - 4 pm

Open Church for Remembrance

 

Saturday 27th November to Saturday 4th December

'Alternative' Christmas Tree Festival  (details on the St Mark’s website)

 

Sunday 5th December, 8 am Eucharist

Followed by Continental Breakfast and the 10.30 am Eucharist

 

Saturday 11th December, 7 pm

Christmas Carol Concert & 9 Lessons

by the Cecilia Singers

Members of the Congregation are invited to read 8 of the 9 Lessons! 

Please see Anne if you are interested in doing this.  There is also a form on the table at the back of the church, to add your name if you are interested in attending.

 

Friday 24th December

Midnight Mass, with Haydon Wilcox

 

Saturday 25th December

Christmas Day Service, with Martin James

 

Details of other Christmas events to follow