THIS SUNDAY - 25th December

Morning Service

In ChurchFacebook & Youtube

Title: Christmas Day Service
Speaker:  Catharina Olsson Gisleskog
Readings:  Isaiah 52:7-10, Luke 2:1-20

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All Children and Youth Groups will not meet until the New Year. Dates for when they are back on will be added on the next newsletter.

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

28th December, 11th January, 25th January |1pm to 3pm | Church
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.

News and Important Information
Christmas 2022 at St Mark’s Church, Gillingham

Saturday  24 December: 11.00pm St Mary’s Island, Service of Holy Communion
Sunday     25 December: 10.30am Christmas Day
Saturday  31 December:  11.00pm Gospel Night, Praise Night

You, and your whole family, are warmly invited to join us at any of our Christmas Services.
Office Closure
The office will be closing for Christmas and New Year from Thursday 22nd December to Wednesday 4th January. In case of any emergency please contact the Churchwardens - Karen Dyer or Seun Adigun. You can also use this email address:
There will be no Newsletter next week on the 29th December but will be back the next Thursday 5th January.
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


Worldwide –
  • For India/China Border along a disputed area where tensions are high and India has scaled up troop deployment - may there be peace.  
  • Ukraine that they know victory in the Lord, with an end to the invasion by Russia, and that Belarus does not actively support Russia in its intentions.  
  • For the people of Thailand, following the capsize and sinking of one of their warships, with 75 rescued but 31 missing - may they also be found.
The UK –
  • For the families and communities of the 4 young boys who died in the Solihull lake tragedy.  
  • For our country in the grip of many strikes, that there may be ways forward to ease the many difficulties and sufferings
  • for those who have lost their jobs due to so much disruption
  • for our NHS and those that need their help.
  • For the charities and good causes we support and care about in tight financial times, that the work continues abundantly to benefit many.
God’s Church –
  • For those who have or will be attending services where the Holy Word is spoken – that Lord God continues to bless it to them.
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: 
Tuesdays between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm

We are all aware of the rising energy costs and we would like to offer a place where people can come to be warm.
We are looking for people who are willing  to volunteer on Tuesday mornings to man the church. This will  enable us to open to offer a Warm Space for people to come where we will serve tea, coffee and or cup of soup.   If you are available any time between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesdays and would be willing to help on a rota basis please get in touch with the church office.
Other churches in Gillingham are opening on other days in the week, and once we have volunteers we will be included on a flyer which will show details of all available Warm Spaces.
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

1st January, 10.30am, Church

Title: New Year All Age Service
Speaker:  All age team


Thank you for the week
Thank you to all the people who did the readings and those who sang and played the carols last week.
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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