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Christian Worship and the Presence of Christ

At this point you are probably thinking to yourselves, ‘That’s not Richard Giles in the pulpit,’ and you wouldn’t be wrong. When we postponed yesterday’s Creating Uncommon Worship workshop, Richard requested that his preaching engagement be delayed as well. So, … Continue reading

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Holy Week at St Mark’s 2014

Holy Week at St Mark's

Travel hopefully towards the cross in the company of Love: find your way to life’s limits, embrace the fears that await you, be ready to yield to more enduring truths. Continue reading

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50th Anniversary Celebrations: Preachers at 10am Services

Chapel

As part of the celebrations for the 50th Anniversary of the re building of St Mark’s, former Incumbents and Clergy will be preaching at St Mark’s over the coming months. Continue reading

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Nurturing Community: In the Spirit! Parish Activity Day 18 May 2013

Parish weekend circle dance

On Saturday 18 May we’re building on our successful parish weekend through a parish activity day: Nurturing Community – ‘In the Spirit!’. It will be another chance for everyone in the St Mark’s community to come together, relaxing in the … Continue reading

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Calling all singers – Stainer’s Crucifixion

Stainer's Crucifixion

On Palm Sunday, 24 March, the choir of St Mark’s will be performing Stainer’s much loved work The Crucifixion. The scores have been hired, and we’re about to start rehearsing this fantastic work. So I’d like to invite you to be … Continue reading

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The ‘Horrible History’ Christmas Story and Crib Service 2012

Gathering in the Stable

The ‘Horrible History’ Christmas Story and Crib Service on Christmas Eve was one of the highlights of the Church’s festive season – a time when the whole Church family came together to experience the magic and hope of this special time. Continue reading

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Why don’t we sing some of the familiar hymns?

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

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Why don’t we always use authorised liturgies?

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

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Holy Week at St Mark’s

Holy Week at St Mark's

We belong to a story of faith centring around a particular person, Jesus of Nazareth. Holy week offers us a unique opportunity to to follow him in his final journey – in the way of the cross. Please make the journey from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday a priority by sharing in the services and events. Continue reading

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Being Valued

This is the first sermon in a series accompanying our Lent course, ‘Practising Hopefulness’ – a course that invites us to explore the characteristics of a community shaped by the kingdom vision of Jesus.  The aim is that each Sunday … Continue reading

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