THIS SUNDAY - 22nd January

Morning Service

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Title: Hope is never lost.
Speaker:  Catharina Olsson Gisleskog
Readings: Romans 8:18-25

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Children’s groups will be meeting as usual on Sunday. Parents can drop their children off from 10.15am and pick them up at 12pm. 

More details about Youth 


Home Groups
Throughout the week
Joining a home group is a brilliant chance to meet and pray with others, build relationships, support one another, exchange views and explore God's word together. Take a look at the groups and sign up here or contact the office. 
Standing in the Gap (Prayer meeting)
Saturdays | 7 - 8am | Online

On Zoom, join us online here.
[Meeting ID: 223 851 1807 | Passcode: inthegap]
Open Church
Tuesday | 10am - 12pm | Church

Come along for a chat, fellowship or private prayer. Refreshments will be served. 
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Dammy via
Parent & Toddlers
Wednesdays / 1.15-2.45pm / Vicarage Hall

Fun space for children to play and for parents/guardians to connect. No need to book, just drop up. Wednesdays in term time. 
Dementia Cafe

25th January |1pm to 3pm | Church
Ladies Group

We will meet on Wednesday at 10am at the Old Vicarage.

25th January will be games morning with men invited.

News and Important Information
Prayer Meetings for 2023

Meetings between 7 and 9pm
1st February, Old Vicarage, Vicarage Road, ME7 5JA. 1st March, Old Vicarage.
5th April, St Mark’s, 1 Canterbury Street, ME7 5TP. 3rd May, St Mark’s. 7th June, St Mark’s. 5th July, St Mark’s. 9th August, St Mark’s. 6th September, St Mark’s. 4th October, St Mark’s. 1st November, St Mark’s.
6th December, Old Vicarage.
Any questions, please email,
Alpha Course
The Alpha course starts 23rd January 2023 for 10 weeks, on Mondays 6:30pm – 9:30pm. For more information, please follow the link to the Alpha Course website.
Please click the link if you want to go to the Alpha website
New Wine
As a church we are going to the New Wine summer conference this year - at the Kent Event Centre in Maidstone, previously called the Detling Campsite. 
Sign up to join and camp from 1-5 August on the New Wine website by booking onto St Mark’s with St Mary’s Island Church. There is an early bird price until 31.January.

                              United 23

Week A: Wednesday 26 July – Sunday 30 July 2023, Week B: Tuesday 1 August – Saturday 5 August 2023, Kent Event Centre, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF
If you have any questions, please contact Catharina


Worldwide –
  • For the Nepalese people after the recent plane crash, those grieving loss, and for a productive enquiry into the tragedy.  
  • Myanmar: for an end to other nations’ supply of goods and training going towards Myanmar’s weapons manufacture, used against their own people - may the nations re-think their supply commitments.  
The UK –
  • For wisdom and discernment in the many difficulties and challenges for the United Kingdom, remembering - the poor who are adversely disadvantaged in current times;
  • for the NHS under such great strain; and for those working in the education system, that our young people are enabled to aspire and embrace learning.
God’s Church –
  • ALPHA starting 23 Jan for 10 weeks (see newsletter); 
  • LET LOOSE: Mission to Uganda 28 April – 8 May 2023; and the 9th Edition of LET LOOSE happening on 28 July 2023 in Gillingham High Street.
If you would like to be added to the Prayer & Praise email list to receive weekly praise reports and prayer requests from our church family please contact Kath Burtrand: 
Do you own any good quality warm clothing, coats, hats, scarves, gloves, blankets etc that you no longer need.  Please donate these to Street Angles to help those who need these to keep them warm.

Medway Night Shelter
There are some gaps available for working and supporting this important work with the homeless, with a zoom training available too … ‘We are still on the lookout for volunteers to help with cooking 5.30-8.30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday’. If you would like to be involved or donate, contact by email
The night shelter are looking for volunteers for cooking and laundry.  If you are interested, can they please email.  Medway Night Shelter
Foodbank. If you would like to donate to Foodbank, here is the link to the autumn shopping list of things that are needed for those who are in need.


Next Sunday

29th January , 10.30am, Church

Title: Faith, Love and Hope
Speaker:  Ernie Mann
Reading:  Colossians 1:1-18
Peace and Hope
Please join us on Saturday 28th January in the Vicarage Hall.
10:30am – 12pm


Thank you for the week
Thank you to all the volunteers on the Ministry Team for their commitment to the prayer life at St Mark’s.
St Mark’s Church
Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5TP
Registered Charity 1141709

Office: The Old Vicarage, Vicarage Road, Gillingham, ME7 5JA

Office hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday | 10.00am - 2.00pm
Fridays | 10:00am – 12 noon
Please contact the office if you need to make an
appointment & do not drop by without prior arrangement. 
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