Date posted: 29 September 2013
Ken and Jean Allen, long-standing members of the St Mark's congregation, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary today. They renewed their vows in front of friends and family, and there were a few tears shed by the females in the congregation! Ken and Jean were married on the 26th September 1953 at St Mary's, as at the time, St Mark's was not licensed for weddings. After the service, we celebrated with cake and bubbles, and got to see some of the photos from their special day many years ago. We wish Ken and Jean every good wish for the future.
Posted: 22 September 2013
St Mark's have recently invested in a new kitchen for the church hall, as the existing kitchen was in urgent need of replacement. The church hall is well used by a wide number of community groups and provides an important source of income for St Mark's. We hope the groups that meet in the hall will enjoy the new facilities.
Posted: 15 September 2013
This week the St Mark's Leadership Group met. The group consists of Clive our Vicar, along with both wardens, deputy wardens, our Pastoral Minister and Youth & Children's Worker. The remit of the group is to:
1.To further the mission of St Mark’s.
2.With the Team Vicar to engage in strategic leadership of St Mark’s.
3.To model to the rest of the congregations the power of close and effective Christian partnership.
4.To support each other within our different ministries.
5.To act as a generator and sounding board of new ideas.
6.To tackle complex or controversial issues within the life of the church.
The group has no legislative powers. We started our meeting this week by sharing positive thoughts and news about St Mark's, including the growing success of our Little Tots Group (now meeting on a Thursday), the growing numbers at our Wednesday lunchtime service and the uptake of the new mass setting.
The focus of the group for the coming months will be the preparation of our Mission Action Plan - our plan for the mission of St Mark's.
Last updated: 12 August 2013
Last week saw the final sermon in the series 'The Wisdom of the Christ', which focused on practical teaching on topics including loving others, juding others and taking control of your life. The majority of the sermons are recorded onto mp3 and uploaded to SoundCloud, enabling others to enjoy the sermons and members of the congregation to catch up if they wish. You can access our sermons on SoundCloud here. This week sees the start of a series of sermons looking at The Ten Commandments in more depth. You can find out more details here.