THIS SUNDAY - 15th January

Morning Service - Communion

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Title: Why do we need hope?
Speaker: Catharina Olsson Gisleskog
Readings:  Psalm 78:1-8, Proverbs 23:17-18
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Children’s groups will be meeying as usual Sunday. Parents can drop their children off from 10.15am and pick them up at 12pm. 

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

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.

Peace and Hope
Please join us on Saturday 14th in the Vicarage Hall.
10:30am – 12pm
News and Important Information
Prayer Meetings for 2023

Meetings between 7 and 9pm
1st February, Old Vicarage, Vicarage Road, ME7 5JA. 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 –
  • Iran, that protesters are not executed.
  • The terrible loss of life in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and so many grieving families across both countries … Peace … 
  • Israel, for care and wisdom in the new leadership. 
The UK –
  • For the countries in the grip of many different 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;
  • for those working in the education systems.
  • For the many countries our congregation represents – for just leaderships, representation of all peoples, and the equitable upholding of the rule of law.
God’s Church –
  • See for news of great commitment and faith in the persecuted church; and uphold brothers & sisters who faithfully take their stand against persecution.
  • For CTIM and unity in working together in Christ.
  • For the work of Medway Night Shelter and those they serve.  
  • LET LOOSE: Mission to Uganda 28 April – 8 May 2023 – keep praying in preparation! Praise the Lord.
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.

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
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

22nd January , 10.30am, Church

Title: Hope is never lost
Speaker:  Catharina Olsson Gisleskog
Reading:  Romans 18:18-25


Thank you for the week
Food bank would like to thank everyone at church for their amazing donations given to them.
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Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5TP
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