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EasyFundRaising is a UK based service that has set up discount deals with over 4300 online retailers and services. Join the service and nominate St Mark's PCC as the charity that you support - it's free!
There are over 4,300 shops and sites ready to make a donation including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S, Plusnet, Sky and Vodaphone. It won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
These online websites donate between 1% and 5% of the value of your purchases to help us maintain St. Mark's church. The donations are taken from their 'mark-up' - they don't cost you a penny extra!
To join the service, sign up to EasyFundRaisingand download a small app that will alert you whenever you visit a website that supports the service. That's virtually all you need do.
The website will automatically donate a small percentage of the value of your shopping basket - at no cost to you - and pass it to your nominated charity.
Church Calendars now on sale!
St. Mark's Calendar 2021 With more than a dozen fabulous pictures of Marske by Peter Downham - Valley Gardens, Beach & Cliffs, Countryside, St Mark's Church and lots more - all full page A4 pictures with one page per month for reminders, anniversaries etc. No kitchen wall, study or office is complete without one!
Available from Church - open 10.00-11.00am daily inccluding Saturday and Sunday or from church members. £6.00
New Flat roof on the meeting room
The old roof was completely resurfaced at the beginning of November. The new improved roof incorporates a layer of thermal insulation and is finished with a plastic polymer resin which will far outlast the previous mineral felt covering. The total cost was around £10,000 as budgeted.
Floor coverings - Immediately after the roof, the new floor coverings was laid in the man hall. We have already rasied about £1000 towards the £2600 needed for the new floor in the smaller 'coffee bar' room. The new meeting already has a new floor.
Sale of pews - when GiftAid was added in,the recent sale of pine pews raised £800
New Meeting Room
The White House
Major building improvements
We have raised and spent over £54,000 during the lock-down period. While the building has been standing unused during the Covid-19 lock-down we have siezed the opportunity complete a wide range of improvements.
New heating system
A new small meeting room
Flat roof replaced over new meeting room
New floor covering in the main hall
The work continues:
As funds become available we plan to:
New floor covering in small hall (Coffee bar) £2600
Install a new kitchen £10,000
Decorate the two main halls & new light fittings (£13,000)
- Improve wheelchair access
Resurface the drive/parking area
Paint the outside
We already have over £16,500 in the 'kitty' towards the current phase of the work (Target: £20k) and plans are in hand for the new kitchen. Please help if you can. There is still a long way to go and we need all the help we can get in order to create a building we can all be proud of.
The church has a Just Giving page. Please support this essential work which benefits so many of Marske's community groups.
Sign up to our Easy Fund Raising scheme. When you purchase from any of 4400 online retailers and services, they will donate a small percentage of the value of your 'basket' to St. Mark's PCC. It costs you nothing! Sign up to our 'Silent Army of Fundraisers as you go Christmas shopping.
If you prefer to make a BACS transfer, please email the church treasurer for our bank details.
Please check with group leaders during the 'lockdown' restrictions
Al Anon: Mondays, 10.00am
Healthy Fit: Wednesdays 5.00pm & Fridays 6.00pm
Sing Song Community Choir: Alternate Saturdays -
Slimming Mondays 9.30am - Bridget 07429 624987
World: Mondays 3.30pm - 5.30pm - 7.30pm - Julie 07989 673359
Tai Chi: Fridays 9.30am
Take Heart: Tuesdays 9.30am & Thursdays 6.30pm
Weight Watchers: Thursdays 9.00am
Yorkshire Countrywomen's Association: Monthly 2nd Tuesday 1.00pm
The White House is available to hire for your community or charity event as well as for functions such as children's parties, weddings, family celebrations and regular meetings.
Enquiries: Mrs. K Callaghan - 07412 656492
The Most Reverend Stephen Cottrell was enthroned as the 98th Archbishop of York at a service of Evensong on Sunday 18 October at York Minster during choral evensong.
Archbishop Stephen said: “I am delighted and humbled to be the 98th Archbishop of York. I have begun my ministry at a time of huge hardship and challenge and at the moment Covid19 is having a particularly devastating impact in the north.
“As Archbishop Stephen took his oath on the York Gospels, he placed his hand over gospels that have survived over a thousand years.
Click the links for a full report and photo gallery and to see a short video introducing Archbishop Stephen
Lynne Tembey appointed a Lay Canon
Mrs Lynne Tembey, wife of St Mark's Vicar, David, has been appointed a Lay Canon and Prebendary of York Minster for a period of 5 years. We congratulate Lynne on her appointment, and offer her our support as we pray for her in her new role.
Wikipedia tells us that a Lay Canon is responsible for sharing the Chapter's responsibility for the governance, oversight and leadership of the Cathedral and for providing external perspectives on the Cathedral and for ensuring proper governance in all areas of Chapter's work. As a Prebendary, perhaps Lynne can look forward to sitting in one of the Prebendal Stalls at the back of York Minster's choir stalls.
The new Lay Canons at York Minster were collated by the Archbishop of York oin 11th September, swearing traditional oaths in a ceremony, conducted in line with Church of England and Government requirements for physical distancing, at York Minster on 10th September. The new Lay Canons: Claire Townson, Nimble Thompson, Lynne Tembey OBE (extreme right) and Alan Dunsmore. (Photo by Duncan Lomax)
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Can you serve? Confirmed members of the congregation are invited to assist at
the communion table, to help with home communion, or to serve by joining the
bible reading or prayers rota. Contact the Vicarage to discuss how you might help.
David Tembey, Vicar
Tel: 01642 482896 or send an email via the CONTACT button at the foot of the page