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The Sacrament of Love

1. Whether Love is Destroying Marriage Several modern writers on marriage claim that marriage is being destroyed by love. That is a very strange opinion! Once marriage was a formal institution, they say, conferring rights and duties, roles and responsibilities. … Continue reading

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The Humility of Christ

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

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Sermon Preached at the Marriage of Rosemary Sharpe & Andrew Thomas

Well, Roz and Andy, you have finally arrived on the threshold of marriage.  All the preparations are now behind you.  In a few minutes time, with barely 50 words, you will enter into a covenant that could and hopefully will … Continue reading

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Hiring spaces

St Mark’s is a real community centre with many interesting architectural features and a good range of facilities.  We offer rooms for hire so that as many people as possible from the community can make use of the building and … Continue reading

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Marriage

We welcome inquiries from couples whose relationship has reached a stage where they are ready to enter into a life-long commitment with one another. A Marriage in church is both similar and dissimilar to a ceremony at a Register Office … Continue reading

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Beginnings, Belongings & Endings

There are certain transitions in life that are particularly significant. The birth of a child, entering into a life-long commitment with another person and the death of someone we love are the most obvious examples, but there are others. For … Continue reading

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Covenants of Love: Marriage & Civil Partnerships

“To have and to hold, from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.” These are extraordinary vows to make.  How can … Continue reading

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