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: forgiveness
This week I received an email directing me towards an article about how congregations facing decline are sometimes bound by shame (the article is called “Bound by Shame” by Susan Beaumont). It suggested that some indications that shame is directing … Continue reading
It’s not difficult to work out why the early church would have struggled with our Gospel reading this evening, narrating Jesus’ encounter with the woman accused of adultery. Quite simply, it doesn’t reinforce his teaching on marriage elsewhere or indeed … Continue reading
This is the first of three sermons in response to questions I’ve been asked in recent months relating to worship at St Mark’s. It is now nearly two years since our last major worship review, the outcomes of which relating to this service were gathered together in the leaflet, Worship at St Mark’s: Foundational Insights, Aspirations and Commitments, which is readily available on the card stall and which has largely determined our course during the intervening months. Continue reading
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me I once was lost but now am found was blind but now I see. I thought I understood the idea of Grace until I started trying to speak … Continue reading
This is the fourth in our sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer and by now it will have become apparent that although this prayer consists of various acclamations and petitions they are intimately related to one another to the extent … 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