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Compline – Easter 2016

During Easter Week, we met in the church on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings for Compline. We began by reading from Mark’s Gospel, and over the course of the three evenings read the whole Gospel, following the story of the life of Jesus from beginning to end. We drew our evening together with night prayer, which included time for silence and reflection in preparation for Good Friday, and Easter Day. It was a moving time which allowed plenty of space to consider the journey through Easter. Camiseta Real Madrid Baratas

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St Mark’s Cake Sale

The day was Saturday 12 March, the time 7.00 am and the weather slightly misty but on the whole a very pleasant morning. My husband Ivan drove me to the Hitchin market place with a car full of goodies to sell. There I met up with friends Joy, Linda and Val and we set up the Cake Stall ready for customers. The time was now 9.00 am and the sun was now appearing through the clouds. Sales were going well and the compliments flowing (they said St. Marks had the best cake stalls!). Everyone was cheerful and we were even […]

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GADRA Update – Lent 2016

A wonderful timely  update from GADRA, the focus of last year’s Lent appeal: “Greetings to all at St Marks. GADRA’s year got off to the best possible start, with the news that 109 of the members of the Class of 2015 had obtained Bachelor level passes. In addition, the school had very high overall pass rates, with only 2 individuals (out of the total class of 169) failing to obtain their National Senior Certificate. GADRA Matric School has never obtained results of this quality, and the achievements recorded would not have been possible without the support of generous donors such as […]

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Lent Appeal – 2016

Rapid Response Fund for refugees arriving on Greek Islands Last September, the sight of the body of a small refugee child washed up on a beach sent shock waves round the world and there were urgent appeals for help. Among those who responded was the Anglican mission agency Us (formerly the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel) which used its Rapid Response Fund to send money to Christian organisations on Greek islands. Working together, these Anglican, Greek Orthodox and Salvation Army groups provide food, drink and shelter for those who arrive after an often perilous journey. The groups […]

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Christingle Service 7th February 2016

On Sunday afternoon a box of oranges stood at the back of St Mark’s, ready to be turned into Christingles. As each person came for the service they were each given an orange, so that they were ready to create their very own Christingle. We thought about the orange symbolising the world by playing a game with a blow up globe, trying to name as many countries as we could. People were then sent off to put some red tape around their oranges as we thought about all that Jesus has done for us. Next it was the turn of […]

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Team Service at St Mary’s Church – Sunday 7th February

Our annual Team Service took a slightly different style this year. Gone was the normal accommodation of a circus tent to be replaced by the more traditional setting of St Mary’s Church. Gone was our normal summer date for joining together to be replaced by a wintery February day instead. This was all in aid of marking the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. Maglie Calcio A poco prezzo On the 7th February people from St Mark’s, St Mary’s, St Faith’s and Holy Saviour churches in Hitchin were joined by people from the churches in […]

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Youth Groups Christmas Party

Last night we had our annual joint Christmas party for our youth groups  – Group With No Name (GWNN) and 2Confused.  We had a great evening of disco dancing (DJ’ing all done by the young people) hanging out, eating and for those with a creative mind, make your own wearable Christmas decorations from multicoloured pipe cleaners.  And of course we can’t forget the Karaoke! Maglie Calcio Poco prezzo Great night, lots of fun had by all. Merry Christmas from GWNN and 2Confused!

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Christmas Services 2015

  Here’s a summary of the Christmas services at St Mark’s this year – Hope to see you at some of them! Camisetas De Futbol Baratas Sunday 20th December 10.00am Family Communion and Sunday School Nativity During this service our children will be helping us to begin our Christmas celebrations as they present their annual nativity play. Sunday 20th December 6.30pm Service of Lessons and Carols This is a traditional candlelit service with seven readings from the Old Testament and New Testament as we hear Jesus’ birth being foretold by the prophets and of the events surrounding it. There are […]

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Becky’s Haircut

Becky decided to have her hair cut so she could donate it to the Little Princess Trust*.  This charity provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children throughout the UK and Ireland who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment. As a result of hair donations, the trust obtains a large number of wigs manufactured for free but any that they need to buy cost, on average, in excess of £350.  She thought it would be great if she could raise enough money to buy at least one wig. On the 19th November she had 13 inches of […]

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Quiz Night – 2015

On Friday 13th November we took advantage of having a church where everything is movable, to be able to move our normal rows of chairs to make way for tables, quiz sheets, pens and fevered brains as we settled down for our quiz night. Every table was full of people battling to work out who was in the photos, whether statements were true or false, and trying to dredge from the back of our brains that little known fact that we knew would come in useful one day! Teams were made up from church members and friends of the church, […]

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