This week’s services & events
- Thursday 23rd May
- 11:00 am: Pondering the Parables discussion groupPONDERING THE PARABLES After Holy Communion on Thursdays, 11.00am.
- 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 23rd May
Tag Archives: faith
Tombs don’t need to be emptied. They can remain occupied. It’s so much more manageable when they do. For all the grief and loss that surrounds them, there is at least a path to follow, albeit a painful one. Unoccupied … Continue reading
Thomas often gets a bad press. Doubting Thomas sounds like moral censure. But the story as told by John does not condemn Thomas. Thomas was not there when, as the first part of the gospel told us, Jesus appeared to … Continue reading
CHRISTMAS UNWRAPPED: A fresh look at the gospel stories of Jesus’ birth. Discover how to read them as the evangelists intended. A two-part seminar on Mondays 10 and 17 December at 7.30 pm in the lounge. All welcome.
This is the first sermon in our series on ‘Things we would rather not think about.’ It is concerned with death, one of society’s remaining taboos. And because death is a reality affecting us personally, both in terms of experiencing … Continue reading
This is the third of three sermons looking as some of the questions relating to worship at St Mark’s which have been raised in recent months. Today we explore why we tend not to sing some of the ‘golden oldies’ – hymns that some of us have grown up with; but, equally, why it is that we sing the hymns that we do. Continue reading
This is the second of three sermons in response to questions raised by members of our church community in relation to worship at St Mark’s. I offer them, however, not simply as a response, but also as an invitation for us all to engage in further reflection and discernment as, together, we seek to enable the worship of this church to evolve organically and fruitfully, within the Anglican way. Continue reading
1st July, 2012 and Ian Maher is being ordained Deacon in the Cathedral. In the Service today Ian will hear the words from the ordinal about the role of the deacon: “They are to work with their fellow members in … Continue reading
If I was to ask you to raise your hand in you believe in resurrection, I wonder how densely-populated the area above your heads would be? Before responding, in St Mark’s fashion, some might seek clarification over what is meant … Continue reading
THE SCHOLARLY SEARCH for Jesus of Nazareth can be likened to a cosmologist’s quest for the origins of the universe. Billions of years ago, an high-temperature explosion of super-dense matter occurred, the so-called ‘Big Bang’, giving rise to all that exists. The enormity of this split-second wonder makes investigation into its causes (if, indeed, there are any) extremely difficult. What is more, those clues to date, black holes and the like, suggest a radically different order of things. Continue reading