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Looking for a new Minister, Nomination Committee

As you will all be aware, St. Mark’s are beginning the process of looking for a new minister. This process has some formalities to go through and we will be working to explain these and to keep the congregation informed on where we are in finding our new Minister.

Firstly ,we have begun the process to form a nominating committee that will be responsible for bringing a nominee to the congregation of St. Mark’s.

The nominating committee will be formed of 13 people from St. Mark’s These need to be from the church’s nominal roll which consists of members of St. Mark’s congregation but can include also people who attend St. Mark’s @ Sainsbury’s, Family Church, Youth Group and our wider church family. For more information, please email St. Mark’s office  at:

Please make sure you contact us before Thursday 30th November 2017 to ensure that your name is on the Electoral Register. The Kirk Session will be meeting at 7pm that evening to finalise the Register.

If you discover that your name is not included, and you wish to be, you can write to our Session Clerk, giving the reasons why you feel your name should be included prior to this meeting. You are also welcome to attend this meeting to advise as to why you feel you should be included on the Electoral Register.

Our Session Clerk, David Russell made a few announcements recently at 2 of our Sunday services to inform the congregation about the upcoming meeting to select the nominating committee. Both these files are in word format.



On Sunday 3rd December 2017, following the morning service, we have the opportunity to nominate individuals to the nominating committee. We will be providing soup and sandwiches to all who join us.

Dates for your Diary

As we approach December and the run up to Christmas there are a few important events coming up please have a look at our Intimations sheet to see what’s on, if you would like to print it out please click on the image to view as a pdf file.

Latest LINK Issue Avaliable NOW!

Link Booklet Issue 5 Christmas 2017


( Click above link to read online or print in booklet format)

Deadline for the next issue of the LINK:

 21st January 2018


Come and Join Us


On Friday 10th November, a Remembrance Service with a difference was held at the Village Square in Raploch. A service is held annually but for the first time it was led by local schools and nursery children.

Children from Raploch Nursery, Castleview Primary, Our Lady’s Primary, Raploch Primary and Wallace High School participated. They were supported by the Noise Choir, Big Noise musicians; David & Veronica and of course, the Drip Road Churches.

During the service, we sang non-traditional songs written to Nursery Rhyme tunes which everyone recognised. Instead of the traditional trumpet, Simone from Wallace High played the trombone.

Highlights from the service were: the Makaton Choir, drawn from the nursery and all three primaries plus additional helpers, who signed for “Do you know where I find peace”; the young people from Big Noise who played the Lament, “Hector the Hero” which brought tears to the eye; and the Noise Choir singing “ The King’s Shilling.

Following the service, adults and children moved to St. Mark’s Halls to enjoy well-earned refreshments, (it was bitterly cold!) while the Makaton Choir headed for Castleview Primary for their warm up and refreshment.

Thanks to everyone who participated and to all who came.



Lynne Swanston

 Lynne says, “Thanks to everyone for all your hard work and generosity. We raised £274 for Church Funds at our Tabletop Sale.

                                                  Well Done!”


YC SuperGroup Poster 2016  So…  see you onWednesdays

from 6.30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

in the Church Halls!  🙂






Privacy Policy

Please visit our new page detailing our Privacy Policy.

The Congregation at St. Mark’s recognises the importance of your privacy and personal information and we have therefore outlined on how the congregation collects, uses, discloses, and protects this information on a special page..  


To book our Halls:

Please contact our Hall Convener, John Murie

Tel: 07583914619

As our Halls are in use most days, please make your booking in good time. We want your party to be as enjoyable as possible. so please be aware that we may not be able to accommodate you at your preferred time slot. However, we will do our best to do so.

Costs include the use of the Large / Small Hall, access to the Kitchen and toilet facilities:

£15 per hour and £10 for heating and lighting.

There is a  non-returnable deposit of £20.

NOTE : Booking is not valid until Booking Form is completed and non-returnable deposit is paid.














Latest Issue Available NOW!

Link Booklet Issue 4  inc. Holiday Club 2017 


( Click above link to read online or print in booklet format)


Deadline for the next issue of the LINK:

 21st January 2018




Sunday 3rd December

Join us for breakfast at 10.30 a.m.

The Service will follow at 11 a.m.


Our Special Guest, Pauline Edmiston will be working with us on a special St. Mark’s Silks picture during the service. Come and join us !

  Children, remember ……

you need to bring your adult with you!

Come along and join the fun!

 Activities include;

craft, games, drama, stories and singing

For more information:

TEL: 0772 931 6321



We hope you can come and join us !



on 1st Sunday each month

with the exceptions of January & August