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!  🙂






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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

Watch this Space!



7 p.m. in the Side Aisle

News from the Chance to Thrive Network Gathering held here at St. Mark’s on 28th October plus working on the next phase of our building project. Come and join us – this is your church!

This is a least an architect’s image of the proposed St. Mark’s building of the future.

(Copyright © 2016 Page \ Park Architects)

There is no doubt in the minds and hearts of many that over these past years since we’ve been going through the Chance to Thrive process that it is a cause for much Celebration!

Here are just some of the things, we believe, which give us cause for celebration:

  1. When the community has seen the Ministry Team going about their daily routines, people have felt they are hearing the same thing from the team and from the Church.
  1. There is always an open door at St Mark’s – whether it be for people needing our services through funeral care, weddings, school chaplaincy which the team take part in and the service that the Church family offers to the wider community.
  1. The perception of St Mark’s in the community is that we are a Church who want to be involved in the projects and activities in our communities.
  1. We’ve been described by someone who heard of all that we are doing, have done and want to do as people who are “punching above our weight.” What they were saying, was that given how things seem to the human eye in terms of resources and people, we as a Church family are doing what we do with heart and a desire to see our community and Church transformed and full of life.

So please keep your eyes open for more information and if you’d like to know any more about this next stage in St. Mark’s journey, then please contact an Elder.