Holy Communion, Mass, Lord's Supper, Eucharist - what is it?
Since the earliest days of the Apostles, Christian people have gathered together for worship, remembering Jesus by the sharing of bread and wine. This act of worship has many names: the Lord's Supper, Holy Communion, Eucharist, the Mass.
Every member of the Church has a part in each service they attend. The service is not something that is 'performed' by robed professionals in front of an audience. We each bring to the service the experiences, concerns and hopes that are uniquely our own. We pray for God's strength and guidance, and in the Communion receive the assurance of God's love. Photos: Peter Downham
8.00 am Holy Communion (said)
9.30 am Parish Communion (sung)
9.30 am Sunday Club (children 5 to 11-12 years
during term time.)
10.00 am Holy Communion
Followed by light refreshments after the service
St Mark's uses the New Common Worship form
of service and Anglican Hymns Old & New.
The Church is open:
Monday - Friday 10.30am - 11.30am for private prayer. Stewards are on duty to offer advice and wedding and baptism forms.
Revd Julie L Smith, Vicar
Children's Worship - The Sunday Club
The Sunday Club meets at 9.30 am on Sundays during term-time. The children join the congregation at the beginning of the service then enjoy group activities in a side room until they return for a blessing and to show us the results of their activities before the final hymn.
Children in church
Children are welcome at all our services. There is a children's corner with soft toys, books and activities at the back of the church, near the coffee counter.
Weddings, Baptisms and Confirmation:
Please contact the Vicar to discuss your plans and requirements 01642 270123
For more details visit these special pages
Special services - in thanksgiving for the life of a loved one,
renewal of wedding vows, personal confessions
by arrangement with the Vicar
Funerals: please discuss your requirements with your
Funeral Director who can make all the arrangements
Interrment of Ashes: ashes can be laid to rest in St. Germain's churchyard.
Please contact the churchwardens for more information.