Weekly Themed Services
The worship at St. Mark’s is the focal point of our life together. Our main Sunday service is quite formal but also relaxed, dignified and friendly, with sermons that aim to educate and inspire. There is always time afterwards for a chance to catch up with friends and new acquaintances over coffee in our hall and garden.
Our weekly pattern of services is:
Holy Communion (in traditional language according to the Book of Common Prayer)
Parish Eucharist with Sunday Club groups for children aged 4 – 11
At St Mark’s we follow our own themed services for half the year at our 10 am Sunday worship. This enables us to look at a given subject in more depth over a number of weeks, and to make it easier for the whole service to reflect that particular theme; this gives services a more coherent feel.
During the other half of the year (Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter) we follow the Church of England lectionary readings.
Please see below for details of our current service themes, including any special services. Sermons can be listened to and downloaded here.
Previous Themed Services at St Mark’s
"The Dawkins Delusion" - A Christian response to Richard Dawkins
"Choosing the Good" - The temptations we face
"The God of Darkness" - God is present in both dark and light times
“Understanding Tragedies” - Finding meaning when things go wrong
“First things First” - Re-ordering our priorities
"Believe it or not" - The place of doubt in the Christian life
"The love that will not let us go" - Peter's view of Christ is changed
"Inclusive Church" - We welcome the National Co-ordinator of Inclusive Church, the Rev'd Bob Callaghan
"Celebrating our Church" - The life of our church
"Jesus in trouble with the law" - Jesus heals a man on the Sabbath
"Unity in Diversity" - Jesus prays that Christians might be as one
"The Birth of the Church" - All-Age Eucharist
"Christ's Invitation" - Entering the Kingdom of God
One is Fun? Singleness
To have and to hold - marriage and divorce
Men in church - an endangered species?
Growing old gracefully
The Generosity of God - The Greatest Love
The labour of love - loving others
Your life is your own - taking control of your life
The life of change
Being slow to criticise - judging others
The Moral Maze: Living the Ten Commandments Today