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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.

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:

 28th January 2018


Come and Join Us



Lynne Swanston

 Lynne says, “SuperGroup resumes in February. Watch local press for details! “

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 4th February

Join us for Lunch at 1.30 p.m.

The Service will follow at 2 p.m.

  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

St Mark’s @ Sainsbury’s

Click on Link forSt.Mark’s@ Sainsburys 2018 dates 

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!


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


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.