THIS SUNDAY - 26th February 

Morning Service 10.30am
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Title: First Sunday of Lent
Speaker:  Catharina Olsson Gisleskog
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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

8th and 22nd March |1pm to 3pm | Church
Ladies Group

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


Peace and Hope

25th February, 10:30am Vicarage Hall


News and Important Information
Office Closures
The office will be closed on Monday 27 February and Friday 3 March. 
In case of an emergency please contact Rev’d Catharina:
Prayer Meetings for 2023

Meetings between 7 and 9pm
1st March, Old Vicarage, Vicarage Road, ME7 5JA.
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.
Thanksgiving service

A Service of Thanksgiving will be held for The Reverend John Collins on Friday 19th May 2023 at 12 noon at Holy Trinity Brompton, Brompton Road, London SW7 1JA, followed by refreshments in Church House. 
Please can you kindly send an email both to and if you wish to attend.  If you could possibly confirm your numbers, that would be very helpful.
For those who don’t know, Rev John Collins was part of the story of St Mark's Gillingham.  It was during an all-night prayer vigil here, in the 1960s, that he and all those present, experienced a “visitation of the Holy Spirit”.  It is said that this experience and the three weeks that followed, transformed the church into a catalyst for what would become known as the “Charismatic Revival” in Britain.


Worldwide –
  • The family of Nicola Bulley in their distress and sorrow; and for all those dealing with tragedy, who have missing loved ones, or are grieving loss. 
  • For God’s Peace in Ukraine, Nigeria, and the many countries in South America, where dreadful violence prevails;
  • for the areas on your hearts.
  • For the local researchers, academics and Australian professor taken hostage in Papua New Guinea and
  • for wisdom for Prime Minister James Marape and authorities in securing their release.
  • From TEAR FUND** – God of refuge, you are an ever-present help in time of need. Please be this to the people of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon today. Provide people with safe shelter and the essentials they need. Be a comfort to those who are grieving and who are traumatised. Be people’s strength and rock as they work together to rescue people, treat the injured, care for those in need and rebuild after this tragedy.  In Jesus’ name, amen.
The UK –
  • For God’s Church and our brothers and sisters in Christ suffering under persecution, inequality and injustice:
  • May each be open to receive the Lord’s strength in their weakness, that they be raised above the storms of life, to stand for Jesus;
  • where there is injustice in the rule of law, may freedom come to the captives;
  • for those who’ve strayed from the narrow path, that the Lord’s light guide them back.
God’s Church –
  • for Government negotiators and counterparts, deliberating the Northern Ireland protocol
  • for King Charles and the Queen Consort;
  • for all in leadership across Government, Devolved Administrations and local government – may they serve diligently and wholeheartedly.
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: 
Please CLICK HERE to make a donation to the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal
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


Next Sunday 

5th March, 10.30am, Church

Title: All Age Service
Speaker:  All Age Team


Thank you for the week
Thank you to the people who helped with the Ash Wednesday service.
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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