In Church & Online

FRIENDSHIP | Being The Friend Jesus Wants Us To Be
All Age Service

[John 15: 12-17]

Get the study booklet here.
We would love to see all the children in church this Sunday. And it would be great if you could bring along an item you take to school (eg. backpack, school lanyard, piece of uniform). 
Click here for more details & to book your place


GEMS & PEBBLES will be pausing over summer and return on Sun 19th Sept. 

SUMMIT | 6pm | In Person
More details


Walk For Peace
Saturday | 1-7pm | Great Lines -> St Mark's

Medway Interfaith Action is pleased to announce that we will be doing another Peace Walk this year, with the theme of 'Walking Together for Peace & Wellbeing'. Click here for full details
The rough programme is:
  • 1pm | Meet at War Memorial, Great Lines
  • 1.30pm | Interfaith Service for Peace
  • 3pm | Gurdwara, Byron Road for Warm Welcome
  • 4pm | St Mark's Church for: 
    • Special guest speaker
    • Entertainment and light refreshments. 
  • 7pm | Finish
Standing in the Gap (Prayer meeting)
Saturdays | 7-8am | Online

On Zoom, join us online here.
[Meeting ID: 223 851 1807 | Passcode: inthegap]
Little Eden Project
Sundays | 2pm | St Augustine's
Wednesdays | 11am | St Mark's

Come and get stuck in with the garden project that gives. Run by Karen Turnbull. Click here for details.
Open Church
Tuesdays | 10am-12pm | Church

Open Church is back! Come along for a chat, fellowship or private prayer. Refreshments will be served outside. Please be aware masks must be worn inside. 
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Dammy via
Tuesdays | 10am-12pm | Open Church

Bring your own craft or join in with craft of the week. 
For more information see the facebook page or email
Daily Reflections & Prayers
Mondays - Saturdays| 9am & 8pm | Online

As of May the new schedule will be:
Morning Reflections | 9am | Mon, Wed, Fri
Evening Prayers | 8pm | Tues, Thurs, Sat
Watch on our Facebook Page


  • We are looking for a pick up truck for Mayowa to use for Street Carols this December. If anyone has access to a truck, or knows someone who does please let her know:
  • 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. 

  • Access to the Old Vicarage is only when absolutely necessary. Please contact the office, 01634 570489, vicarspa@stmarksgillingham.orgif you need to make an appointment and do not drop by without prior arrangement. Vicki will be working in the Old Vicarage 3 days a week - Mon, Wed, Fri. On Tues and Thurs the answerphone and email will be checked for emergencies only. Messages and e-mails will be dealt with during office hours. 



  • The people of Afghanistan, that the Taliban leaders seek to govern justly for all peoples and be willing to work to accepted norms with the international community; for good intentions to be fulfilled in righteous actions; for comfort to those grieving loss; that people and families are protected and kept together; for healing in mind and body and medical aid to be available to all in need.  Lord, have mercy.
  • For Refugees, now in other locations including the UK, that they are supported in their new beginnings.
  • The people of New Orleans and surrounding areas, from Hurricane Ida – for residents to be kept safe or reach safety, for recovery for all affected; and may the hospital that lost its roof be able to continue caring.
  • For the Paralympics in Japan and all the athletes and support teams – may it continue to be a wonderful time for them in competition, and a great event for all watching.


  • For the children starting school, those returning and perhaps moving schools, for those moving into further education, training or University, and for those entering the workplace – for fear and anxiety to flee away, that excitement and hope prevail.  And may the Lord guide them, bless them and be alongside them.
  • For Lynne Martin as she prepares for the new University intake and seeks to reach as many as possible with information for help and support, and in the building of good relationships this academic year.
  • For those who become involved in vandalism, that they have people around them who help them think through their actions and who care enough to guide them to more productive behaviours.
  • For communities and neighbours to consider their surroundings, appreciating the good things and caring for their local area. Give thanks for the Little Eden project and all those projects impacting communities.


  • That the Word of God continues unhindered and may reach into the impossible places, situations and lives; those suffering oppression and opposition be upheld in their faith; that God gives wisdom to church leaderships in their planning for re-opening after the Summer, particularly those of CTIM.  May God bless the plans, arrangements and staffing of all the different services, groups, activities, fellowship and prayer, in praise of His Holy Name.
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: 


12th Sept | 10.30am 
In Church & Online

Ruthless Elimination of Hurry | DIAGNOSIS
[Romans 12:1-2]
Speaker: Lynne Martin
12th Sept | 6.30pm | Church & Online

A Flawed Solution
[1 & 2 Samuel]
Speaker: David Wilkins

The session will explain what we can learn from this book and how even when the solution to a problem is flawed, God uses a man of God with huge moral failings to announce the coming of the Messiah.

Click here for full details.


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Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5TP
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Office: The Old Vic, Vicarage Road, Gillingham, ME7 5JA
01634 570 489 |
Office hours: By appointment only. 
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