This week’s services & events
- Sunday 26th May
- 8:00 am: Holy CommunionService follows the Book of Common Prayer
- 10:00 am: The Parish EucharistThe main act of worship for the whole community. Children's groups and a crèche run concurrently. Sunday lunch is served at 12.15 pm for those who would like to stay. Preacher: to be confirmed.
- 8:00 pm: Night Service - "Completeness"A simple, open and reflective night service based on the theme of "Completeness". Led by Jen Ryder and Helen Stocker.
- Thursday 30th May
- 11:00 am: Pondering the Parables discussion groupPONDERING THE PARABLES After Holy Communion on Thursdays, 11.00am.
- Sunday 26th May
Sermons and articles by: Rev'd Shan Rush
“Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion? Without all doubt, we may. Herein all the children of God may unite, notwithstanding these smaller … Continue reading
For me, there are times when it is quite appealing to be the focus of attention, to be in the limelight, with everyone making a fuss of you. My ordination as priest was one such day, where it initially felt … Continue reading
We know that it’s possible to feed everyone on the planet, but many go hungry. Oxfam are campaigning to ensure that, in a world where there’s enough food to go around, no-one has to go to bed hungry. With your … Continue reading
This is a continuation of our sermon series Practising Hopefulness, and I get the feeling it’s a theme that will stimulate discussion about how we explore the characteristics of a community shaped by the kingdom vision of Jesus and how … Continue reading
“Wedding guest turns water into abundant wine. A servant from a rich household in the peasant village of Cana reported that a large number of guests, including a woman called Mary and her son, Jesus, were at a wedding feast. … Continue reading
Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. This is the third sermon in our series on … Continue reading
Last week in the sermon I focused on loving our neighbour through offering hospitality. I touched on the challenges that arise when we are called to demonstrate love towards those who are different to ourselves, especially those marginalized by their … Continue reading
Cast your mind back to early in 2009. St Mark’s is in vacancy and into the service, just as it is about to begin, walks someone new. They are greeted by the welcome team, handed a service sheet and take … Continue reading
“In human affairs nothing more sacred is striven for, nothing more useful is sought after, nothing more difficult is discovered, nothing more sweet experienced and nothing more profitable possessed, for friendship bears fruit in this life and in the next.” … Continue reading