Category Archives: St Mark’s Church

Sunday Worship – 21st June

Happy Fathers’ Day

Hello and welcome. Below are the services, and three sermons.  First here are the notices:

Notices

Private Prayer

Our churches are open for private prayer – to see times click here, to help supervise the churches email Lesley.

Please Give to our Ministry

This church relies on donations to provide care and support to everyone in this community. Now more than ever, please consider giving generously to support our mission and ministry by clicking the button above. Thank you for your support.

I have updated the Children’s Page with some homeschooling resources for RE.

Happy Birthday

We have two birthdays to celebrate this week: Pamela – 21st June Carolyn – 23 June

Song for Farnham

The local churches have produced a Song for Farnham to lift our spirits during this pandemic:

Services

We now  have two Sunday morning services – an all-age one and a more traditional one:

All-Age:

More Traditional:

Sermons

Alan’s Sermon:

John Innes’s Friday Service Sermon

Bishop Andrew’s Sermon:

Churches reopen for private prayer

We are delighted to say that all three churches are open for private prayer on certain days.

The exact days and times that each is open are:

St John’s: Sunday 2-4pm and from July 12 all day.
Thursday all day

St George’s: Monday and Thursday, all day

St Mark’s: Tuesday and Saturday 10am-12pm

We have also installed hand sanitisers at the entrance and exit doors and everyone is asked to use these. The churches will then be shut for three days to help prevent the spread of the virus.

We are also able to hold funerals, weddings and baptisms in the churches, though numbers are limited.

Lesley commented: “We are so pleased to be able to welcome everyone back into the churches, although there are obvious time limits and other restrictions so that we can help protect people from COVID-19. Our churches are symbols of hope and stability in a troubled world and though we can pray anywhere, many of us find a sense of God and peace in church.

“Everyone is welcome to come in when we are open; people of any faith or none are free to come and enjoy the buildings.”

For further information contact the administrator, Stella, by email or by calling 07842761919.

Sunday Worship – 14th June

Hello and welcome. Below are the services, and four sermons. In addition, one of the sermons is about the shape of the church of the future. You can listen to Pamela, Simon, Bob, Maxine and Stella on that subject here. First here are the notices:

Notices

Please Give to our Ministry

This church relies on donations to provide care and support to everyone in this community. Now more than ever, please consider giving generously to support our mission and ministry by clicking the button above. Thank you for your support. I have updated the Children’s Page with Jacqui Searle’s assembly.

Favourite hymns We will be including in the services a “Favourite Hymn” slot for anyone who would like to take part – if you have a favourite hymn then please video yourself explaining why it is meaningful to you and send it to Lesley or Alan.

Happy Birthday

We have two big birthdays to celebrate this week:

Sylvie is 80 today – 14th June and we are having her favourite hymn – Great is thy Faithfulness

Diana is 90 on 17th June

Happy Birthday!

Join the Lockdown Art Club

Resources

Here are the resources for adults at home this week.

Here are the resources for families at home this week.

Services

We now  have two Sunday morning services – an all-age one and a more traditional one:

All-Age:

More Traditional:

Sermons

All- Age drama from Stella: 

Lesley and Alan’s reflection with vox pops from others:

John Evan’s Friday Service Sermon

Bishop Jo’s Sermon:

 

Join the Lockdown Art Club!

Move over Grayson Perry – there’s a new art club in town. We are launching a Lockdown Art Club to encourage people to have a go at art and enjoy the creative process, whether or not they feel they have artistic skills.

Inspired in part by the joy and creativity evident in the Channel 4 programme Grayson’s Art Club, the Lockdown Art Club is open to everyone and will have a new theme each month. It is being run by Lesley Crawley and Dave Walker who, with his wife Helena before lockdown staged local art exhibitions and organised art activities at St Mark’s.

“The art club is a chance for people to have a go at art and then they can send us some photos of their work which we can display online,” says Lesley. “There will be a new theme each month and for June it is flowers. Maybe you’d like to draw or paint a view of flowers which you can see from your window, or perhaps a flower which represents your feelings about lockdown.

“Send pictures of your art to me (revd.lesley@badshotleaandhale.org) and we can put them online. We are having a flower festival online at the end of the month and we can include the June pictures in that. Then, after lockdown, Dave will hold an exhibition at St Mark’s of some favourite pieces of work from across the months.”

Everyone is invited to take part, whatever age or background, whether or not they have ever tried to create art, and Dave and Lesley are at pains to stress that the finished pieces do not have to be perfect. “There is a lot of evidence now that art is good for our mental wellbeing, and many of us have struggled with our mental health during lockdown,” says Lesley. “We really want to encourage people just to have a go, and to remember that if a piece doesn’t work out exactly as we think it should, that is OK. The imperfections represent a bit of us in that artwork.”

Anyone wanting to contribute flower art to the flower festival, which will be on the website on June 27-28, should send their pictures to Lesley by Monday, June 22. Otherwise art pictures for the club are welcome at any time.

Sunday Worship – 24th May

Below are the resources for this week, the Sunday morning services and five sermons for your enjoyment, but first the notices:

Notices

If you missed it, please take a look at Ascension – a brilliant service by Kris and Maxine.

We have a birthday to celebrate – Jenny Bull on 22nd May:

Also – we really need your help… Next week is Pentecost and it is a special service where we dedicate ourselves to serving the world. Please can you record yourself saying these responses and send them to Alan by Wednesday, If you haven’t done this before, instructions can be found by clicking here.

Responses

  • and also with you
  • He is risen indeed. Alleluia.
  • fill us with your Spirit
  • His Spirit is with us
  • nothing can separate us from your love.
  • fill us with your saving power
  • bring strength, healing, and peace
  • Let us praise and bless God for ever
  • and fill us with your spirit
  • Blessed be God for ever
  • By the Spirit’s power, we will
  • We will
  • Amen
  • Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia

Plus send us a video of you lighting a candle

Resources

Here are the resources for adults at home this week.

Here are the resources for families at home this week.

Services

Sermons

Lesley’s BCP Sermon

Lesley and Alan’s Easter 7 Sermon

John Evans’ Friday Sermon

Maxine’s Ascension Sermon

 

Sunday Worship – 17th May

Below are the services, but first… here is something new for you:

Resources for Adults on this week’s bible readings, and

Resources for Families on the readings.

Also – Anne will love this – on the Children’s page is a lovely story and craft for Adventurers, but we can all enjoy it.

Services

Sermons

Alan

Bishop Andrew

 

VE Day Service – 10th May

This service is led by Wendy Edwards, Licensed Lay Minister, the gathering includes a Gospel reading by Lance Corporal Bibbings of  The Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment, Farnham; music and a reading by members of TS Swiftsure, Badshot Lea; and a thought-provoking World War II evacuation memory from Hazel Edwards, Wendy’s mother-in-law. Wendy makes comparisons between World War II and the coronavirus emergency. She draws hope, comfort and and wisdom from both these times of enormous personal and national challenge and ends  the short service with prayers for peace.

Sunday Worship – 10th May

Below are the services for this week at St George’s and St Mark’s. At St John’s there is a special VE Day Service and that can be seen here. Also, a number of sermons are below including one from Bishop Jo.

It is Christian Aid Week this week, see all the material and the Christian Aid Service here.

I have updated the Children’s Page with a lovely video of school children singing about the lockdown and a video of This Little Light of Mine that I promise will make you smile. 🙂

Wendy’s VE Day sermon

Lesley’s Sermon

John Evan’s Sermon:

Bishop Jo’s Sermon: