News Letters

We produce a weekly news sheet and monthly Parish Magazine. The Parish Magazine is available in the Bell Tower and via our website. 

Key news items are also shared on our website here.

 


Pet Service
On Sunday, 3 October, our Family Service at 4pm will take the form of a Pet Service.  Please bring along any pet you may have (in a safe way!) for them to be blessed as part of this service.  All are welcome.

Harvest Festival
We will be celebrating Harvest at all services on Sunday 3 October.  Any gifts of tinned or long-life food brought for Harvest will be donated to St Matthew’s Foodbank.  The demand for the Foodbank is still extremely high, yet we have seen a dramatic drop in donations.  Please give whatever you can for this worthy cause to the 8.00am, 10.00am and 4.00pm services on that day.

Worship Update
We have reviewed our current ‘rules’ in Church.  We have opened up all the pews and we simply ask individuals to be mindful of those around them and respect anyone who wishes to be distanced from others.  Face coverings are at the individual’s discretion, and the congregation may sing, if they wish, without masks, but if you are close to others you might consider wearing a mask as a courtesy to them..

Church Gardens
We are planning working parties to get the garden areas cleared of weeds. Gardening skills are not required as some parts just need tidying. If you can spare even an hour, we could make the gardens, car park and War Memorial looking as they should – well cared-for. Saturdays 31 July and 14 August are the dates (with more to follow if necessary) starting at 9.00am until 12 noon. Refreshments will be provided.

Annual Gift Day 22nd May 2021
This year we have chosen Saturday 22nd May to launch our Annual Giving which is exactly 161 years since St mark’s was opened and dedicated. Full details of what Gift Day is, why funds are needed and how to donate can be found here.
Open Annual Gift Day 22nd May 2021

Bishop of Southwark's Lent Call
The annual Lent Call is now open.  More information can be found here.  To donate to the fund, please use our Golden Giving Donate button (all donations made this way from 17 February until 4 April 2021 will be treated as being for the Lent Call.  Alternatively please send a cheque to the Vicarage.

Revd Reg's Ordination
As you are probably aware, Revd Reg will be ordained Priest this Saturday, 17 October at 11am.  Only those invited are able to attend, but the service will be live streamed on YouTube. 
Open Revd Reg's Ordination

Annual Parochial Church Meeting
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place on Sunday 11th October at 10am. Please find attached full details, including the agenda. Attendance can be in person or virtually.
Open Annual Parochial Church Meeting

VJ Day Service
A service commemorating the 75th anniversary of VJ Day
Open VJ Day Service

Maisha Trust
Find out how your donations have supported the work of the Maisha Trust over the last few months.
Open Maisha Trust