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LOCAL CHANCE TO THRIVE MEETING

THURSDAY 16th NOVEMBER

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.

 

 

 

 

St Mark’s @ Sainsbury’s

St Mark’s @ Sainsbury’s Dates 2017 PDF – St Marks (A3) 2017

St. Mark’s are glad to say that we’ll be meeting as a Family in Sainsburys’ every two weeks.

If you’re interested in coming to join us for tea, coffee and more, then please do.

We’ll be gathering from 5.30 p.m. till 7 p.m. just off the Café upstairs.

 (Someone will point you in the right direction.)

Come together and let’s see how we go!

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We’re thankful to Sainsbury’s for letting us use some rooms

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Interested in finding out more about Jesus?

Then why not join us every other Tuesday when we’re NOT in Sainsburys but in the Church halls as we gather to explore the bible, pray together and enjoy tea, coffee and friendship. We meet from 5.30 to 6.30 p.m. 

 For more information Contact us:

 Please note that due to a change in the Data Protection Act, the Hospital Trusts no longer allow access to Admission Lists. These lists previously allowed the ministry team to notice when a member or a parishioner was in a ward and pay a visit. 

The Ministry Team are happy to visit members who are admitted to hospital , however, visits to patients are very much dependant on either patients or the family of patients letting us know they are in hospital.

There are two ways of doing this: 

1. On Admission to a hospital: tell the nurse or secretary admitting you or your family member you would like a visit from one of the Ministry  Team from St. Mark’s Church. They will note your request on an admission form.

2. When a member of your family is admitted to hospital: contact the Deacon either by telephone, Email or on a Sunday morning at Church.

 

The responsibility for letting us know you or a member of your family is in hospital lies with yourself or your family. If we are not told, we do not know who is in hospital.

In all cases, except for emergencies (and again is should be the family who contacts us), the permission of the patient is necessary. In some circumstances the visit of a member of the Ministry Team may be the last thing someone wants. Patient confidentiality is paramount.