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Worship for 3rd Sunday of Easter, St George’s Day and St Mark’s Day

Hello, today we have a veritable smorgasbord of services for you, a completely different one for each of our churches including different sermons. Perhaps you can enjoy them all through the week.

At St John’s we have an Easter 3 service looking at the story of Cleopas on the road to Emmaus, St George’s are celebrating St George’s Day with an All Age service and St Mark’s are celebrating St Mark’s Day.

In the bonus pieces below is video showing a way of reflecting on the Emmaus Road – especially good for younger people, with lots of wondering questions. There is also a piece asking the question “Isn’t the Bible sexist” with a lovely quote from Dorothy Sayers – this relates to Lesley’s St John’s sermon. Also, a play and Allelu, Allelu – a couple of highlights from the St George’s service! St Mark’s discussed what they miss about going to church, you can see the answers here. Also I have added the sermons (6 of them!) at the bottom, including one from Bishop Jo.

St John’s

St George’s – St George’s Day

St Mark’s – St Mark’s Day

Happy Birthday

to Tricia & Christine C.

Bonus Pieces

The Gospel Reading, Godly Play version – The Emmaus Road.

Relating to Lesley’s Easter 3 sermon:

Feel free to do the actions:


You shall go out with joy

What a joy to be at St Mark’s at the end of April as the congregation celebrated St Mark’s Day.

Usually I would be at St John’s in the choir on a Sunday morning, but on this occasion – not feeling my best, and needing a ‘lie in’ – I decided to go ‘up the hill’ to church.

How often would we be starting a service outside, planting Hellebores? And, appropriately, singing a couple of verses of All Things Bright and Beautiful. NOT one of my favourite hymns as it happens, but oh so appropriate to be singing ‘each little flower that opens, each little bird that sings’, accompanied by Bob on his fiddle.

Back inside, Lesley Shatwell took the service and we were reminded of the few things known about Mark the Evangelist. We also discovered that he is the Patron Saint of Venice and wondered how it would be if Hale were to be twinned with Venice!!

This lovely informal service finished with us ‘going out with joy, as the trees of the fields clap their hands’ and for those able to stay, there was a slice of cake to be had with coffee, to celebrate our church’s Patron Saint.

Gillian Geraghty