St Mark’s is an open, welcoming church for people from all walks of life who wish to learn more about Jesus and Christian faith and seek the freedom to ask the big questions. We have strong engagement with Christian communities and other faith traditions. People come from all over the country to participate in our Centre for Radical Christianity, where a lively climate of debate and learning can be found.
This week’s services & events
- Sunday 21st December
- 8:00 am: Holy CommunionService follows the Book of Common Prayer
- 10:00 am: Parish Eucharist: Preacher - Anne PadgetThe main act of worship for the whole community. Children's groups and a crèche run concurrently. Refreshments are served after the service.
- 6:00 pm: Nine Lessons and CarolsA traditional Advent service of nine lessons and carols with the full choir of St Mark's church, followed by festive mince pies and refreshments.
- 8:00 pm: Night Service - TaizeA night service in the style of a Taizé prayer.
- Wednesday 24th December
- 4:00 pm: Christingle, Carols, Crafts and CribPlease come and join us for a Crib and Christingle service on Christmas eve - everyone is welcome! 4pm - Children's crafts, Christingle-making and a snack. 4.30pm - Short service including carols and the telling of the Christmas story. You are welcome to come dressed as a nativity (or other) character!
- 11:30 pm: Christmas Eve Midnight MassMidnight Mass of the Nativity: the first Communion of Christmas, with Carols. Preacher: Mark Newitt
- Thursday 25th December
- 10:00 am: Christmas Day Festive EucharistFestive Eucharist (a celebration for all ages with Carols). The main act of worship for the whole community.
- 10:30 am: Holy CommunionMeet in the Chapel to share in thanksgiving and hospitality as we join for the Eucharist, also called Holy Communion.
- 11:15 am: Thursday Discussion GroupCome along to the lounge where a small open group of people gather after the morning service of Holy Communion. Light refreshments (coffee, tea and biscuits) are served as the group chats. At present the discussion focus varies and is stimulated by: Poetry (1st Thursday of the month) Bible Study (3rd Thursday of the month) "Sharing our journey" - sharing , listening and reflecting on our life journey together. (2nd and 4th Thursday of each month) All are welcome, whether or not you attend Holy Communion, and because each week stands alone, no preparation is necessary.
- Sunday 21st December