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Christmas at St Mark’s

  • Sun 3 Dec, 10 am: Our Sunday Club give a Nativity Presentation at the end of the Eucharist
  • Sat 9 Dec, from 10 am: Decorating St Mark’s for Christmas
  • Sun 10 Dec, 10 am: All-Age Christingle Eucharist with Cantores Choir
  • Sun 17 Dec, 6.30 pm: Carols by Candlelight (a service for adults and older children) followed by mulled wine and mince pies
  • Christmas Eve, 11.30 pm: Midnight Mass in the Chapel
  • Christmas Day, 10 am: All-Age Christmas Communion

Note: there will be no 1 pm service on Wednesday 27 December.

Welcome to St Mark’s!

We welcome everyone. No exceptions.

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, civil partnered, divorced, widowed, LGBTQI+, questioning, well-heeled or down at heel. We especially welcome wailing babies and excited toddlers.

We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woken up, or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been to church since Christmas ten years ago.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over sixty but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems, are down in the dumps, or don’t like ‘organised religion’. (Some of us aren’t that keen on it either.) We offer a welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because granny is visiting and she wanted to come to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throat as kids, or got lost and wound up here by mistake.

We welcome pilgrims, tourists, believers, seekers, doubters… and you.

Okay, so we’re not there yet. But the above is our aim. Come join us.

Services at St Mark’s

Our main Sunday service is at 10 am—a parish communion service.  

Our Sunday Club is also meeting during term time for all pre-school age children and above.  Do join us!

You can also join the 10 am service by Zoom; please contact the Vicar, Revd Clive Gardner ([email protected]) if you would like the Zoom link details.

Our Wednesday Communion is a more reflective service meeting 1-1.30 pm in the sanctuary of St Mark’s.  A beautiful way to pause mid-week and find some space to re-focus your life.

The Vicar (Reverend Clive Gardner) and the Pastoral Minister (Paula Thorvaldsen) are in regular contact with congregation members who are on their own or have particular needs. If you would like them to contact you, their details are:

Revd Clive Gardner, [email protected], 020 8944 0184
Paula Thorvaldsen, [email protected], 07711 887 430

You can contact the Administrator and Church Office on [email protected].

Updated November 2023