THIS SUNDAY - 13th November

Morning Service

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Title: Remembrance Sunday
Speaker: Catharina Olsson Gisleskog

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

SUMMIT | 6.30pm | Old Vicarage

Summit will meet as usual.
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. 
The Gathering

Join the Junction Small Group for an intimate time with God and the Bible in the Old Vicarage on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm, on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in the month.
All welcome.
Dementia Cafe

23rd November |1pm to 3pm | Church
Peace and Hope

19th November, 10:30am, Vicarage Hall
Ladies Group

Meet at the Old Vicarage from 10am – 12 noon each Wednesday.

Last Wednesday of the month men are very welcome to join.

We are currently studying the book of Joseph.

Tea/coffee, biscuits and cakes are served.

Every Wednesday | 5.30-6.30pm | Church

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Men’s Breakfast

Saturday 12 November 8.30am in the Vicarage Hall.
Come and join us for food and refreshments.
Bible Stream

Sunday 13th November - 6:30pm

Come join us with Graham Wilkins talking in depth about the books of Chronicles and Ezra.
Office information

Vicki Watson will be on leave next week.  Eve will be in the office on Monday and Friday so please send all queries to
David Norton has asked that people collect stamps from any letters they receive.  If you could keep them until you have a few and then give them to David, he will pass these to the Leprosy Mission.
Medway Open Lecture Series 2022/23
A collaboration between Kent, Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church universities. 
Lectures open to the public, as well as staff and students.
These will generally be one lecture on the last Wednesday of the month from 6-7pm, delivered in the Pilkington Lecture Theatre.
The first four lectures have been confirmed and you can book a free ticket here:
John Bloor's Funeral
Please pray for the God of compassion to be close to Sally Bloor, family and friends, as they prepare for John’s funeral on the afternoon of Friday 25th November.
The funeral will take place on Friday 25 November at 3.30pm at the Medway Crematorium, Robin Hood Lane. 
A service of Thanksgiving and Celebration of John’s life will follow at St Mark’s at 4.30pm.
Should you wish to send flowers in memory of John :
John Weir, 130-132 High Street, Rainham, Kent, ME8 8AR
Donate to the Family Trust.  This charity was chosen because John’s passion was working with young people and he volunteered for many years for The Family Trust, going into schools and producing assemblies as well as helping out at Kings Squad, a lunchtime club.   A donation to support the work of The Family Trust and help to inspire the next generation to explore Christianity can be made in the following ways:
·        Visit The Family Trust website at and click on the donate button
·        Post a cheque to The Family Trust, 4 Buckland Road, Maidstone, ME16 0SL
·        Set up a bank transfer to The Family Trust, Sort code: 40-52-40, 
Account number: 00018624, Reference: In Memory of John Bloor.





Worldwide –
  • The peoples of Ukraine that their water services and energy supplies are protected; and for miracles of maintenance & repairs in a war zone. 
  • The people of Brazil remembering the work that’s going on with one of our Mission Partners through the Poverty & Hope Appeal, see below.  
  • Also, for Peru, currently experiencing anti-government marches against corruption, across their country – may they know equity for all peoples. 
  • COP 27 this week in Egypt - for the many young people representing their home nations that they are heard and heeded; that the talks culminate with actions to accompany the many gracious words; for the spotlight to reach into the plight of political prisoners in Egypt;
  • and pray for the many parts of the world severely affected by climate changes.
The UK –
  • for our children and young people, that they experience selfless care and protections in homes and communities; for schools under burgeoning financial difficulties.
God’s Church –
  • Health & wellbeing – For those we know across St Mark’s and SMIC, especially Pauline’s much loved family member, Liz, who is now receiving care at home and whose illness is very great.  Pray for her & Chris, and all the family - may God minister His loving care to each one. And for all those in need of God’s tender touch.  
For the God of compassion to be close to Sally Bloor, family and friends, as they prepare for John’s funeral on the afternoon of Friday 25th November.
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: 
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

20th November, 10.30am, Church

Title:  Holy Communion
Speaker: Catharina Olsson Gisleskog
For more information on the Quiz Night CLICK HERE


Thank you for the week
Thank you for Vicky Allen for all the work she does for the church.
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Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5TP
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Office: The Old Vicarage, Vicarage Road, Gillingham, ME7 5JA

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