Collect of St Mark

Almighty God who has instructed your Holy Church with the heavenly doctrine of your Evangelist St Mark. Give us grace, that, not being like children carried away with every blast of vain doctrine, we may be established in the truth of your holy Gospel, through Jesus Christ our Lord



Christ’s Light

For the first time in St Mark’s a Christingle services was held and a large number of families along with others, enjoyed this different form of Christmas worship. The Rector enthralled the children with many surprises from an enormous Christmas Cracker and then explained the mean of Christingle. Christingle means Christ’s Light and is a… Read more »

Registration of Vestry Members – 2015

If anyone would like to register as a vestry member, forms are now available in the church. This entitles you to vote or be voted for at the Annual General Easter vestry. the review meeting will take place on Sunday 22nd February. Forms of declaration must be completed by this date.

The Link – February 2015

On the 28th January we are having another ‘Conference’. Before Christmas Aaron from Jerusalem talked about the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. Following on from this we have organised a seminar in which Pat Davison and Jane Stewart will talk about the Passover. Pat and Jane are members of the Church’s Ministry to the… Read more »

Would I be missed!

Many people today have grown up not attending church regularly. We all know the changes that have affected the way we live and work – shift work patterns, Sunday shopping etc etc the list is endless. the church, and this applies to St Mark’s, will only survive if people care enough not only to support… Read more »

Collects for the Season of Christmas

Christmas Eve Almighty God, you make us glad with the yearly remembrance of the birth of your son Jesus Christ. Grant that, as we joyfully receive him as our redeemer, we may with sure confidence behold him when he shall come to be our judge: who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy… Read more »

The Link December 2014 and January 2015

A great break comes in the Books of Isaiah at the end of Chapter 39. It is like passing from the storm clouds to the sunshine. It is as if a pneumatic drill has stopped and the peace and quiet that follows is in such contrast. You get used to the noise and then suddenly… Read more »

The Message of Advent

Advent Sunday this year falls on Sunday 30th November. Advent remind us that our existence on this earth does not last for ever. This should spur us to action, not a policy of drift. Advent is a time to waken up and turn to God. “The Lord delayeth his coming” saith the slothful servant in… Read more »

The Link – November 2014

Work is underway to enhance our church, hall and grounds. The toilets in the hall have been replaced and upgraded. The driveway and the grounds of the church have been re-surfaced. The roof of the Reid Hall has been fixed. St Mark’s select vestry took the decision to go ahead with these projects in faith…. Read more »

The Link – September 2014

It is good to be back in St Mark’s. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. St Mark’s and its people have been very kind to me, Jennifer and Alex. Thank you! St Paul was born about A.D. 10 in Tarsus. He was educated as a Pharisee in Jerusalem. He was converted to belief in… Read more »

Mothers Union Programme 2014-2015

2014 Theme: “Sowing The Future Together” 22nd Sept – Corporate Communion and Bring and Buy Sale 9th Oct (Thur) – Area Service – St Matthew’s 7.30 pm 13th Oct – Life & Works of C S Lewis – Mr Sandy Smith 27th Oct – Ulster Place Names – Dr Des O’Reilly 10th Nov – 1914-1918 – First… Read more »