THIS SUNDAY - 8th January

Morning Service

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Title: What is Christian hope?
Speaker: Catharina Olsson Gisleskog
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Children’s groups will not be meeting until the 15th of January  

SUMMIT | 6:30-7pm | Old Vicarage
Summit meeting date will be confirmed soon.

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

11th January, 25th January |1pm to 3pm | Church
Ladies Group

We will re-convene on Wednesday at the old vicarage.

18th January at 10am to finish the last study about Joseph, the following week will be games morning with men invited.

Bible Stream

Sunday 8th January, 6:30pm at St Mark’s Church
Peter Guinness on Levitcus

News and Important Information
Prayer Meetings for 2023

Meetings between 7 and 9pm

4th January, Old Vicarage, Vicarage Road, ME7 5JA. 1st February, Old Vicarage. 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.
The link to the Alpha website
The Revd John Collins
John Collins, former vicar of St Mark's, died peacefully at home in December, aged 97.  John was vicar for 14 years, from 1957 to 1971 - which was a period of great growth and transformation for the church.
Let us thank God for John's life and all that he was to so many and especially St Mark's, and pray for the Collins' family at this time.


Worldwide –
  • For China in the grip of many serious cases of Covid, that their vaccination programme is more successful, and people’s needs are met; and that they share their data. 
  • Ukraine, may they withstand Russia’s onslaught and overcome; the people continue to minister to one another; and for all those separated from loved ones.
  • May the watching world continue to offer support & aid.  Israel, for care and wisdom in their new leadership.
 The UK –
  • For our country in the grip of many strikes, that there may be ways forward; for the NHS under great strain - for those in need of treatment and care and those ministering to their needs.
  • Pray for the children and young people going back to school, and for all those working in education, especially as there is so much infectious illness in communities;
  • for our hospital and medical centres; and for those receiving palliative care and living with terminal illness, as they navigate an ‘under pressure’ service.
God’s Church –
  • Gal 2:20 … The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  For humbly coming before Lord God in this new year and the renewing of commitments to follow Christ.
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: 
Focus on Mission

Clive & Glenda McMinn
Bettaway Community Church, Sunday 15th January, 6:30pm, The Vicarage, Vicarage Road ME7 5TU.
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.

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

15th January , 10.30am, Church

Title: Why do we need hope?
Speaker:  Catharina Olsson Gisleskog


Thank you for the week
Thank you to those who took part, served and prepared, in both the Christmas Service's and the New Year’s celebration service.
St Mark’s Church
Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5TP
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Office: The Old Vicarage, Vicarage Road, Gillingham, ME7 5JA

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