THIS SUNDAY - 19th February 

Morning Service - Holy Communion 10.30am
In ChurchFacebook & Youtube

Title: Hope when life is Hard
Speaker:  Graham Davis
Readings: Romans 5 1-5

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Children’s groups will not be meeting on Sunday. 

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

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

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


News and Important Information
Office Closures
The office will be closed on Wednesday 15, Thursday 16 and Friday 17 February and between 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.


Worldwide –
  • For those suffering as a result of the Turkey/Syria Earthquakes.  For those who have lost loved ones: for those who are injured; for those who are missing.  Pray for the rescue teams, those helping on the ground and for aid agencies.
  • Think of the many nations, peoples, and situations of need –
    look to the inequalities in our world, injustice, poverty and disease that cause such distress, anguish and hopelessness;
  • the war weary, the displaced and the refugee, and to the causes that touch hearts. 
  • Pray for those who grieve loss, seeking God’s many comforts in the pain of separation. 
  • Look to the world Bodies that proffer unity and support. 
  • Pray for reconcilers and peacemakers and seek the Lord to raise them up for such a time as this. 
The UK –
  • remembering King Charles, the Government and authorities, local officials, and community leaders, in all their commitments, responsibilities and duties.
God’s Church –
  • ALPHA starting 23 Jan for 10 weeks (see newsletter); 
  • LET LOOSE: Mission to Uganda 28 April – 8 May 2023; and the 9th Edition of LET LOOSE happening on 28 July 2023 in Gillingham High Street.
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 - Service of the Word

26th February, 10.30am, Church

Title: First Sunday of Lent
Speaker:  Catharina Olsson Gisleskog
Peace and Hope

25th February, 10:30am Vicarage Hall



Thank you for the week
Thank you to those who helped with the children’s Valentine's Day party
St Mark’s Church
Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5TP
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Office: The Old Vicarage, Vicarage Road, Gillingham, ME7 5JA

Office hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday | 10.00am - 2.00pm
Fridays | 10:00am – 12 noon
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appointment & do not drop by without prior arrangement. 
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