Services

A warm welcome awaits you at every service of worship at St Marks

The services are listed by each Sunday of the month:

1st Sunday
9.30 am           Morning Prayer
11.00am        Worship for Everyone
2nd Sunday
11.00am       Holy Communion for Everyone
3rd Sunday
9.30am           Holy Communion Traditional Form
11.00am       Worship for Everyone
4th Sunday 
11.00am      Holy Communion for Everyone
5th Sunday
9.30am      Joint Service with St Margaret’s Garden Village (Details on Front Page)
At Holy Communion, we gather at the altar or the Lord’s Table to share bread and wine together symbolising the body and blood of Jesus who died for us on the cross.   Hymns are sung, the bible is read and explained and prayers are said.  Everyone is very welcome to come along although it is usually those who worship regularly and have been baptised* and confirmed* who will receive communion but all can come for a blessing.
Morning Prayer is a very old and traditional service of the church with hymns and psalms and prayers.  The bible is also read and explained in the sermon.
‘Worship for Everyone’ is a chance for children and grown ups to pray together.  There are activities for everyone to take part in to help us understand the bible.  Alongside older hymns are lively simple songs.  It is a very informal time when we can enjoy being together.   Baptisms sometimes take place in this service.
  • Refreshments are served after every service, a good time to catch up and have a chat

 

*Baptisms otherwise known as Christenings take place by arrangement usually during Sunday worship.  If you want your family to know Jesus personally and to be part of his church, then baptism is a good idea.  Please make contact with Jonathan, the vicar is you would like to explore this possibility.  You will be invited to join a Sunday worship service to make the arrangements.

 

*Confirmation is the ceremony when the bishop lays his hands on and prays for those who want to take their baptism seriously in adult life.  It happens to those over the age of 11 years and after preparation.  People who wish to be Godparents should be both baptised and confirmed.

 

Weddings are arranged through the vicar, Jonathan.  There is a charge, but we would not want lack of money to be a reason not to get married in St Mark’s.

 

Funerals We welcome funeral services in St Mark’s which are followed by cremation or burial elsewhere.  The Funeral director will make contact if you were considering using St Marks.  Again, there is a charge but it can be negotiable if things are tight.