St Mark's Wyke

  • St Mark's Church
  • Guildford Road
  • Normandy, Guildford
  • Surrey
  • GU3 2DA

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.𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗔𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗱
Lent begins this week on Wednesday 14 February and our Ash Wednesday service will be taking place at St Michael and All Angels Church, Pirbright at 11am (there will be no service at St. Mark's) the Revd. Craig Holmes will be presiding over the service.
On Sunday 18 February there will be a combined 10am service at St. Mark's Church with Revd. Victoria Ashdown.
All are welcome to attend.

𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗶-𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗶𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆
𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟯 𝗙𝗲𝗯𝗿𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝘁 𝟭𝟬𝗮𝗺
We are looking forward to our Mini Market and Hearing Aid Clinic taking place this Saturday at St. Mark's Church Hall.
Please come and join us for delicious home-made cakes, freshly brewed coffee, tea, bric-a-brac and books. Please look out for our bargain bric-a-brac table! ‘Never knowingly undersold’!!
Kind request: Bric-a-brac. If you very kindly have donations of good-as-new or vintage items, do please bring them along on Saturday morning. No clothes or recycling please!
The Hearing Aid clinic takes place in a separate, quiet and discreet room, the Coussmaker room, with friendly, qualified advisers.
All are welcome.

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sherry


Listen to Revd. George on BBC Radio Surrey

A big thank to BBC Radio Surrey and Allison Ferns who had a lovely chat with Revd. George yesterday ahead of our first 'Church on the Green' service. If you missed it, you can listen to it by clicking on the link below, the interview took place at 1 hr 21 minutes.

Revd. George on BBC Radio Surrey

Revd George will be live on BBC Radio Surrey at 7.22am this Sunday talking to Allison Ferns about the first 'Church on the Green' service taking place this weekend.


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𝗦𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗻 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗮𝘂𝗱 𝗩𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀

We were privileged that Simon Guillebaud, a missionary who has spent many years in Burundi came and spoke to us last Sunday about the 'Choices we have to make'.

Simon is very much in demand as a speaker and has a significant worldwide following through his blogs. He is also author of 'More than Conquerors' and 'Dangerously Alive'.

Please feel free to listen to the recording that we made of Simon.

For more information on Simon and his work, please visit his website: https://www.simonguillebaud.com/




𝗖𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻
𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟴 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰 𝗮𝘁 𝟭𝟬𝗮𝗺
We are pleased to be able to tell you of our new initiative to bring our faith more into the heart of the community.
On the last Sunday of the month, we are currently planning a trial to hold a service at Lord Pirbright's Hall in Pirbright to attract families and anyone who wishes to attend a service, not held in a Church!
The morning will begin at 10.00am for breakfast with tea, coffee and pastries followed by the service which will run from 10.30am until 11.30am approximately. The format will be relaxed with sung worship playing a big part, and we look forward to welcoming a worship band from Emmanuel Church, Stoughton who will be leading the singing. Activities for children will take place in the small hall. Welcome will also play a significant role in the time together, and we hope that we reach out to those in our communities with love and grace.
Reverend George Watkinson, Vicar of St. Mark’s, Wyke and St. Michael and All Angels, Pirbright commented: “When I was appointed as the Vicar of the two parishes, part of my remit was to engage with families and those outside our church. This new initiative is indeed a part of that vision and very much in line with the plans I laid out at our APCM last year. I do hope and pray that the local communities will come together and enjoy this fresh new approach to worshipping.”
For those that can’t make the service there will also be a 10.00am communion service at St Mark’s led by a local minister. The service will be more traditional in style.


𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗶-𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗶𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗼𝘄
𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟲 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝘁 𝟭𝟬𝗮𝗺
We are looking forward to our first Mini Market and Hearing Aid Clinic of 2024.
Please come and join us for delicious home-made cakes, freshly brewed coffee, tea, bric-a-brac and books. Please look out for our bargain bric-a-brac table! ‘Never knowingly undersold’!!
Kind request: Bric-a-brac. If you very kindly have donations of good-as-new or vintage items, do please bring them along on Saturday morning. No clothes or recycling please!
The Hearing Aid clinic takes place in a separate, quiet and discreet room, the Coussmaker room, with friendly, qualified advisers.
All are welcome.

mini market

sherry


A very Happy New Year from St. Marks. We wish you all a happy, healthy and peaceful 2024.
2023 was a particularly special year for us as we welcomed the Reverend George Watkinson to create a new ministry with ourselves and St Michael and All Angels Church, Pirbright.
It has been a very busy year, with lots of things taking place, the images below are a reminder of just a few of our events this year, at George's installation with the Bishop of Guildford, Andrew Watson, the Coronation Fair with Normandy Parish Council, our Barn Dance and our Pumpkin Hero's event.
We are looking forward to 2024, with an Alpha Course starting on the 17 January and a new service format on the last Sunday of the month taking place at the Lord Pirbright Hall more information to follow soon.
Keep looking on our website www.stmarkswyke.org.uk and social media for more information about services and events taking place this year.



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George and Andrew

barn dance


𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗨𝘀 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗮𝘀 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀

𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟰 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟱 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯


𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗮𝘀 𝗘𝘃𝗲

3pm Crib service, St. Mark's

3.30pm Crib service, St. Michael's

5pm Crib service, St. Michaels

11.30pm Joint Midnight service, St Michael's


Christmas Day    

9.30am Family Communion service, St. Michaels

11.15am Communion service, St. Mark's


All are welcome to join us at our services.


mary and jo



𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗗𝗶𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀 𝗪𝘆𝗸𝗲

This Sunday, 17 December there will be a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at St. Mark's at 10am. This service will also be taking place at St Michael and All Angels Church, Pirbright at the later time of 6pm. A Christmas Coffee Morning for the St. Mark's Social Club will be taking place on Tuesday 19 December in our Church Hall from 10.30am - 12 noon, all are welcome to join us. Other dates this Advent and Christmas season follow: Wednesday 20th 6pm Carol singing in churchyard, St. Michael's Christmas Eve 3pm Crib service, St. Mark's 3.30pm Crib service, St. Michael's 5pm Crib service, St. Michaels 11.30pm Joint Midnight service, St Michael's Christmas Day 9.30am Family Communion service, St. Michaels 11.15am Communion service, St. Mark's All are very welcome to attend our services, we look forward to seeing you.

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St. Mark's Christmas Fair and Christingle Service
Saturday 2 December and Sunday 3 December

As we enter the Advent season, we are looking forward to two lovely events at St. Mark's. This Saturday our annual Christmas Fair will take place, come and join in some festive fun and a chance to purchase unique Christmas gifts.

Then on Sunday at 11.15am, on the first Sunday of Advent, is our Christingle service, as we celebrate Jesus, the Light of the World. Christingle celebrations are named after the Christingles that are lit during the ceremony. Christingles are oranges wrapped in red tape, decorated with dried fruit or sweets, with a candle on top. The candles are lit during the service and bring hope to people living in darkness.

Each element of a Christingle has a special meaning and helps to tell the Christian story:

* The orange represents the world
* The red ribbon (or tape) symbolises the love and blood of Christ
* The sweets and dried fruit represents all of God's creations
* The lit candle represents Jesus's light in the world

A collection for The Children's Society will be taken during the service.

We shall also be lighting the first candle of our advent wreath.

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𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗻 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯
A great time was had at our Barn Dance last Saturday, thank you to everyone who came along and made it such a special evening. To find out more about what is taking place at St. Mark's, please continue to look at our Facebook page and our website
www.stmarkswyke.org.uk


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A date for your diary, we hope you can pop along, everyone is very welcome. christmas fair


𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀
This weekend we are looking forward to our:
𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗻 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟴 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝘁 𝟳𝗽𝗺
Please join us for dancing in our Church Hall! Tickets are £5 per person on the door and includes hotdogs and flapjacks. There will be a pay bar for drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic. All ages are welcome.
𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗔𝗴𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲, 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟵 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝘁 𝟭𝟭.𝟭𝟱𝗮𝗺
This month we are looking forward to the presentation and dedication of a unique, beautifully bound book, which documents, in intricate detail, all the artefacts and treasures of our church.
This remarkable book has been painstakingly compiled over recent years by a dedicated team of ‘NADFAS’ - the operating name of The Arts Society and is the last of its kind to be produced. St. Mark’s is truly blessed and this invaluable inventory will provide archival information for generations to come. There will be refreshments in the Church Hall after the Service, where the book will be on view and we will have the pleasure of meeting Janet Gill and her talented team.
𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗮𝘀 𝗙𝗮𝗶𝗿, 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿, 𝟭𝟬𝗮𝗺 - 𝟭𝗽𝗺
Please save the date for St. Mark’s Christmas Fair, with Christmas produce, decorations, mulled wine, hot bacon rolls, bottle tombola, kiddies’ games and tombola, grand raffle, guess the weight of the Christmas cake, luxury Christmas hamper draw…and more..!
Volunteers for the fair are joyfully accepted, and donations for the following will be gratefully received! A donations’ box is at the back of the church, with many thanks.
Bottles for tombola – anything from shampoo to Champagne!
Children’s prizes for children’s tombola.
Raffle prizes.


𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝘂𝗻 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗱


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𝗦𝘁 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀 𝗖𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗧𝗼𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆
𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟮 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯
It was an honour to have a packed church for the Remembrance Sunday Service at St Mark’s today. All ages of our community came together to remember those who have died in the First World War and subsequent wars and conflicts while serving our country, and to reflect with thanksgiving the peace that we enjoy. We also remembered all those who are committed to serving our country today.
Following the service at St Mark’s which included the roll call of names of the soldiers who had lived in Normandy and tragically lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars, the congregation processed to the War Memorial in our village to join many more for the Act of Remembrance there.
Wreaths were laid from the Normandy Branch of the Royal British Legion, Trustees of the Normandy Royal British Legion, Normandy Parish Council, RAF, Christmas Pie WI, Surrey Freemasons, 1st Normandy Scout Group and Roy Roberts.
Our thanks to the Royal British Legion for their kind and generous hospitality at the end of the services and to everyone who helped in the smooth running of this important day.

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All are welcome to attend this special service on Sunday 12 November.

rem sunfay

Great fun was had at our alternative to Halloween event last week at 'Pumpkin Heroes'. From arts and crafts, to singing, to watching our Pumpkin Hero in action, toasting marshmallows on the fire and lots more.
A big thank you to everyone who joined us and all involved in the organisation and running the event.


Everyone is welcome to attend this special service tomorrow.

all souls


𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗶-𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗶𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆
𝟰 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝘁 𝟭𝟬𝗮𝗺
This Saturday we are looking forward to our 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗶 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗶𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗰.
Please come and join us for delicious home-made cakes, freshly brewed coffee, tea, bric-a-brac and books. Please look out for our bargain bric-a-brac table! ‘Never knowingly undersold’!!
Kind request: Bric-a-brac. If you very kindly have donations of good-as-new or vintage items, do please bring them along on Saturday morning. No clothes or recycling please!
The Hearing Aid clinic takes place in a separate, quiet and discreet room, the Coussmaker room, with friendly, qualified advisers.
All are welcome.
mini market

𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐒𝐭. 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤'𝐬
𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟖 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐭 𝟕𝐩𝐦
We've not had a Barn Dance at St. Mark's for a number of years, so please come and join us for this fun evening. The music calling will once again be done by the talented Graham and there will hotdogs, flapjacks, a bar and a raffle.
Tickets will be £5 each and sold on the door.
Everyone is welcome, whether you come to our Church or not. Its a fun evening for all ages.


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𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝗻𝗷𝗼𝘆 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗴𝘀 - 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲.


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𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗨𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗣𝘂𝗺𝗽𝗸𝗶𝗻 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗼𝘀 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝟯𝟭 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿
We are very much looking forward to 'Pumpkins Heros' taking place at St. Mark's as an fun alternative to Halloween.

pumpkin heros

𝗛𝗮𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 | 𝗔 𝗕𝗶𝗴 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗔𝘁 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀
Thank you to everyone who attended our lovely Harvest Thanksgiving Service today and who contributed so generously with their harvest donations. These donations will be taken to Pound House, Woking and the Salvation Army Foodbank Centre in Guildford.
Thank you to our wonderful band who accompanied the traditional harvest hymns and also to Pat and Clare for the beautiful arrangements.
There are lots of things taking place at St. Mark's over the next few months. Please keep an eye on our website/social for more information.

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𝗛𝗮𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸𝘀𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀
𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝘁 𝟭𝟭.𝟭𝟱𝗮𝗺
We are looking forward to celebrating harvest this weekend, where we will be joined by our band. Harvest is a time where we thank God for what He has given us, but it is also a time to give to those in need.
If you are able to spare any non-perishable harvest donations they will be taken to local food banks, Pound House, Woking (which supports young people aged 16 – 21 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness) and the Salvation Army Foodbank Centre in Guildford.
Everyone is welcome to come along and join in with this lovely service.


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Lots happening at St. Mark's during the next few months that we wanted to let you know about:
𝗦𝗧. 𝗠𝗔𝗥𝗞’𝗦 𝗦𝗢𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗖𝗟𝗨𝗕’𝗦 ‘𝗘𝗫𝗧𝗥𝗔 𝗖𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗘𝗘 𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚’ on Thursday, 21st September between 10 and 11.30 am, in the Normandy Community Shop and Cafe. Do please drop into Normandy’s new shop and café for refreshments and home-made cake and a convivial chat!
𝗛𝗔𝗥𝗩𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗙𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗜𝗩𝗔𝗟 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗠𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗦𝗘𝗥𝗩𝗜𝗖𝗘 𝗔𝗧 𝗦𝗧. 𝗠𝗔𝗥𝗞’𝗦 𝟭𝟭.𝟭𝟱 𝗔𝗠. 𝗦𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗔𝗬 𝟭𝗦𝗧 𝗢𝗖𝗧𝗢𝗕𝗘𝗥. Our generous harvest donations will be taken to the North Guildford Food Bank and the Salvation Army Foodbank Centre, Guildford.
𝗕𝗔𝗥𝗡 𝗗𝗔𝗡𝗖𝗘 – 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟴𝘁𝗵 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿. Please watch this space for more details later!
𝗔𝗟𝗣𝗛𝗔 𝗖𝗢𝗨𝗥𝗦𝗘 – 𝗘𝗔𝗥𝗟𝗬 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰!
We look forward to welcoming everyone, please do not feel that you have to come to our Church to join in with our events, everyone is very welcome to attend.


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𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗶-𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗶𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆
𝟮 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟭𝟬𝗮𝗺

This Saturday we are looking forward to our 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗶 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗶𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗰
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Please come and join us for delicious home-made cakes, freshly brewed coffee, tea, bric-a-brac and books. Please look out for our bargain bric-a-brac table! ‘Never knowingly undersold’!!

Kind request: Bric-a-brac. If you very kindly have donations of good-as-new or vintage items, do please bring them along on Saturday morning. No clothes or recycling please!

The Hearing Aid clinic takes place in a separate, quiet and discreet room, the Coussmaker room, with friendly, qualified advisers.


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𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸’𝘀 𝗦𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗹𝘂𝗯’𝘀 ‘𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗿𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴’! 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟰𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 Normandy Community Shop and Cafe, Manor Fruit Farm, Glaziers Lane from 10am – 11.30 am. Please note the new time, date and venue!! This is an exciting new idea for old friends and new friends to meet in Normandy’s brand new café and to sample their refreshments and home-made cakes. It is also a chance to visit Normandy’s new shop which is now open for business!! All are welcome. coffee


𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗗𝗶𝗮𝗿𝘆
This Saturday we are looking forward to our 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗶 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗶𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗰 taking place on 5 August from 10am - 12 noon.
Please come and join us for delicious home-made cakes, freshly brewed coffee, tea, bric-a-brac and books. Please look out for our bargain bric-a-brac table! ‘Never knowingly undersold’!!
Kind request: Bric-a-brac. If you very kindly have donations of good-as-new or vintage items, do please bring them along on Saturday morning. No clothes or recycling please!
The Hearing Aid clinic takes place in a separate, quiet and discreet room, the Coussmaker room, with friendly, qualified advisers.
𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸’𝘀 𝗦𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗹𝘂𝗯 is taking place on Tuesday 8th August. Please note the change of time! This month’s social club will be a COFFEE MORNING from 10.30 – 11.30 am, instead of the usual tea time gathering at 2pm.
Of course, we also have our Sunday service taking place at 11.15am in our beautiful Church.
We look forward to welcoming you to St. Mark's to whatever event you would like to join us at.

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𝗔 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗱
𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝘁 𝟭𝟭.𝟭𝟱𝗮𝗺
We are looking forward to our new Sunday School starting at St. Mark's this week. Aimed at Primary School aged children, the children will start off in the church at the beginning of the service and then they will leave with our volunteers to take part in church related activities and will be brought back into the church, to feed back what they have been doing.
This week the theme is 'how we are all handcrafted by God', we will be making puppets and will enjoy a snack and a drink.
For the first few weeks, we are asking for a parent/carer to accompany their child, but the plan is for the child to go alone eventually.
It will be a busy weekend at St. Mark's as our Mini-Market and Hearing Aid clinic will be taking place on Saturday am in our Church Hall from 10am - 12 noon. Please come along for a browse and a coffee.
We look forward to welcoming you to St. Mark's this weekend.


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11 June 2023


DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES


Prayer Course – Tuesday 13th June, 7.30 – 8.45 pm

 

The course runs for 8 consecutive weeks at St Michael’s Church Hall, Pirbright, and will finish on 1st August. Drinks and nibbles are provided and it is free of charge.  Wine and cheese for this Tuesday only!

 

The Prayer Course is an eight-week journey through the Lord’s Prayer, looking at different aspects each week. 

1.     Why Pray?

2.     Adoration

3.     Petition

4.     Intercession

5.     Unanswered Prayer

6.     Contemplation 

7.     Listening 

8.     Spiritual Warfare 

Each session includes a video, a guide for small group discussion and practical ideas for prayer.


St. Mark’s Social club, 2 - 4 pm on Tuesday, 13th June in St. Mark’s Hall.  Please come along for a friendly gathering with refreshments and an interesting talk given by Shirley West, MBE, from the British Heart Foundation.

If you are able to give a lift to those without transport, do please contact Judy on 07765953350.  Many thanks.

Book Group social – Wednesday, 14th June, 2 – 3.30 pm at Gill Nevin’s house, for tea and cakes.  Please contact Judy on 07765953350.

Make a Joyful Noise! – Wednesday, 14th June. 7 – 8.30 pm in St. Mark’s church hall.  If you enjoy singing, please join in an evening of fun and learn some new songs

Saturday, 17th June – Pirbright Village Fair. 11 am – 5 pm, organised by our friends at St. Michael’s.

 


𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗥𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗔𝘁 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀 𝗖𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵
Volunteers play such an important role in the life of St. Mark's and there are so many different roles that people can take part in, depending on what people feel they would like to do.
We are in particular at the moment looking for a new volunteer to join our friendly hearing aid group, full details can be found on the poster below.
However ahead of Volunteers' Week which takes place from the 1 - 7 June, we want to give all our volunteers a big thank you and if anyone would like to enjoy all the benefits that volunteering brings, please contact our Church Warden Judy on 07765 953350. We would be very grateful for whatever you could offer. Thank you.


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𝗟𝗼𝘁𝘀 𝗛𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝘁 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀 𝗜𝗻 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗙𝗲𝘄 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸s
𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗨𝘀.
𝗦𝘁 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗦𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟳𝘁𝗵 𝗠𝗮𝘆
𝟭𝟬𝗮𝗺-𝟭𝟮 𝗻𝗼𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝘁 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸’𝘀 𝗖𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗹.
For sale: an unmissable array of bedding plants, perennials, vegetables, herbs and more, from our gardening duo, Liz Oliver and John Sherwood! All proceeds very generously go to St. Mark’s.
𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸’𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗘𝗺𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗲𝗹 𝗖𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁 𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗕𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟭𝟮 – 𝟭 𝗽𝗺 𝗮𝘁 𝗘𝗺𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗲𝗹 𝗖𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵, 𝗚𝗹𝗮𝘇𝗶𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗲, 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘆:
2nd June – Praying in the Night Mark 1:35-39
16th June – Healing Leprosy Mark1:39-45
7th July – Forgiving Sinners, Mark 2:1-12
Led by URC’s Rev. Graham Hoslett
‘All welcome – please just turn up’
𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸’𝘀 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗶 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗶𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗹
Saturday 3rd June, 10 am – 12 noon.
𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝗝𝗼𝘆𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗡𝗼𝗶𝘀𝗲! – 𝗪𝗲𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟭𝟰𝘁𝗵 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲. 𝟳 – 𝟴.𝟯𝟬 𝗽𝗺 𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸’𝘀 𝗖𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗹.
If you enjoy singing, please join in an evening of fun and learn some new songs!
Please contact Church Warden Judy on 07765 953350 for further information.
We look forward to welcoming you.

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𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗮𝗶𝗿 | 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘆'𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗮𝗶𝗿

A big thank you to everyone who came along to the St. Mark's and Normandy Parish Council's Coronation Fair, it was so lovely to see so many people of all ages attending and having fun.

With lots of wonderful things to do from petting adorable animals from 'Millers Ark Animals', to arts and crafts, testing abilities on the skills corner and the fun of the traditional coconut shy.

There was also plenty of delicious cakes, bbq food and ice cream for everyone to enjoy. Plus a wonderful raffle, with amazing prizes.

We also had the privilege that the Normandy 1953 Coronation Queen Sheila attended the afternoon and judged our best dressed King and Queen competition. Eight year old Lavinia won, Lavinia is a big fan of the Royal Family.

It was also a honour that Michael More-Moyneux, HM Lord-Lieutenant and his wife Sarah and Jonathan Lord MP for Woking joined us and opened the Fair along with Reverend George. Our guests also unveiled a plaque regarding The Queens Green Canopy 2023, where local residents of Normandy have planted over 500 new trees at Manor Fruit Farm. The guests also got to see inside our new Community Shop and Cafe.

Lastly, we must say a very big thank you to everyone who organised and worked on the event and the volunteers that came along yesterday to run the stalls. Without you there wouldn't have been a village fair and we are very grateful for all your hard work.

We hope everyone had a wonderful day.

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𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝗚𝗲𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗛𝗶𝘀 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆

Good news! Reverend George's wife Anna gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Albion, yesterday morning. We would like to send our congratulations to George, Anna, their daughters and family and wish them all the very best. On top of this joyous news, we have a busy month ahead at St. Mark's: 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟳 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝗮𝘁 𝟭𝟭.𝟭𝟱 𝗮𝗺 Coronation themed Communion Service at St. Mark’s with the band playing. 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟴 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟭𝗽𝗺 𝘁𝗼 𝟰𝗽𝗺 Normandy’s Coronation Fair 2023 Please see attached poster for more details. We are still hoping for volunteers/donations, please, for: • Bottle tombola – anything from shampoo to champagne. • Cakes /buns/biscuit - LOTS needed, please. • Luxury hamper contents – e.g. fine wine, chutney, jam, biscuits, cake, chocolates, tea, coffee, paté, etc. • Helpers – setting up, clearing up and helping at stalls (including a coronation human fruit machine!). • Raffle tickets – please continue to buy and sell these, or ask for more! • Children’s tombola – any prizes, edible or non-edible, suitable for children. 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟵 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝗮𝘁 𝟮𝗽𝗺 St. Mark’s Social club in St. Mark’s Hall Please bring your favourite CD for an afternoon of music with tea and cakes and a friendly post-coronation get-together Please note: there will be NO mini-market and hearing aid clinic in May, due to the coronation on Saturday 6th May. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the next mini-market and hearing aid clinic in June (Saturday, 3rd) at 10 am. We look forward to welcoming you to our events.

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𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 | 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟱 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹
𝗗𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄?
The life of St. Mark’s began on the 25th April 1846, when a piece of land on which a church was to be built was donated by Mr Lannoy Arthur Coussmaker, who lived locally at Westwood Place. Work started promptly on the building and the Church was consecrated on 24th November 1846 and completed the following year.
Our Patronal Day shares the same date and yesterday we celebrated the feast of St. Mark, the evangelist and gospel writer. St. Mark is our Patron Saint and his symbol is The Winged Lion.
Let's all think of St. Mark's tomorrow and the important role it has in our community.

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𝗗𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘆'𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗮𝗶𝗿 𝗼𝗻 𝟴 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟭 - 𝟰𝗽𝗺 𝗔𝘁 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗼𝗿 𝗙𝗿𝘂𝗶𝘁 𝗙𝗮𝗿𝗺, 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘆 | 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗯𝗲 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘂𝘀? In partnership with Normandy Parish Council and St. Mark's Church there is so much fun to be had on the day including: * A Crochet competition * Best Dressed King and Queen * Grand raffle - with amazing prices including Goodwood Revival tickets, Yvonne Arnaud theatre voucher, Brooklands Museum family ticket, The Ivy voucher, chaffeur driven ride in Aston Martin DB5 with champagne for two, restaurant vouchers, two tickets for a tower tour at Guildford Cathedral, plus much more! Tickets on sale every Friday morning at the Parish Office or feel free to message us for further information. More information can be found on the images below. We look forward to welcoming you.


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'Christ is risen' From all at St. Mark's we would like to wish you a very Happy Easter.
There will be an Easter Sunday morning service in St. Mark's at 11.15 am today. The Easter Sunday morning service at St. Michael and All Angels Pirbright will start at 9.30 a.m. should you wish to attend.
We look forward to welcoming you.

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𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀
If you are walking past St. Mark's this weekend, you might like to take a look at our Easter garden depicting the journey from Good Friday through to the resurrection on Easter Sunday.
We wish you a lovely weekend.

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𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗘𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸 | 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘂𝘀?

𝗠𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗱𝘆 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗦𝗲𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗹 - Family friendly service over a shared meal. St Mark’s Church Hall - 5pm. Jesus and his disciples would have been sharing a Seder meal to celebrate the Jewish Passover on this evening - the Last Supper.
𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 - ‘𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀' contemplative service. St Mark’s Church - 2pm
𝗘𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 - There will be an Easter Sunday morning service in St. Mark's at 11.15 a.m. The Easter Sunday morning service in St. Michael and All Angels Pirbright will start at 9.30 a.m. should you wish to attend.


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𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀
𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯
This Saturday will are holding an Easter Mini-Market and Hearing Aid Clinic in the Church Hall from 10am. Please come and join us for a cup tea and homemade cake and a browse - chocolate eggs and daffodils will add an Easter theme to the event.
Also if you have Hearing Aids supplied by the Royal Surrey or Frimley Park Hospitals and you need someone to check whether they are working properly or they need retubing or a supply of new batteries, then please pop along.

𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 - 𝗣𝗮𝗹𝗺 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆
As we begin Holy Week and Easter, please feel free to join us at 11.15am for our Palm Sunday service. That wonderful moment when Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey and people cut down branches and wave them before Jesus. In that moment the people are saying: "Here comes the King, Hosanna to the son of David. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord - Hosanna in the highest."

We hope you can join us.


easter

daffs


Don't forget that the St. Mark's Social Club will meet this Tuesday afternoon - 14th March - in the Hall at 2.00 p.m.  Do come and have a chat over a cup of tea and a biscuit.

springtime


𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀 - 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗶-𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗶𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗜𝘀 𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗼𝘄
𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟰 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟭𝟬𝗮𝗺
If you are looking for somewhere to meet up with friends for a coffee, catch up and browse, then why not come along to our Mini-Market this Saturday from 10am to 12 noon in our Church Hall and Coussmaker room.
If you have not been before, everyone is welcome, you don't need to be a member of our Church congregation to attend either event. It is a great opportunity to sit and enjoy some freshly brewed coffee or tea and delicious home made cake and meet up with friends. On top of this you can browse our exciting bric-a-brac stall with lots of pre-loved items, buy some local home-made produce, pick up a paperback or buy your favourite Fairtrade product.
Contributions for the produce stall: cakes, biscuits, cheese scones (a favourite!) or home-made jams/marmalade, plants, flowers, will be most gratefully accepted, please.
Our Hearing Aid Clinic takes place separately in the Coussmaker room and here trained volunteers are able to supply replacement batteries and replace hearing air tubing and service Royal Surrey and Frimley Park Hospital hearing aids.
We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday.


aln

brownies

cakes



18 February 2023


If you are looking for an easy way to celebrate 'Shrove Tuesday', why not let St. Mark's take the strain!
From 3.15pm until 4.15pm this Tuesday 21 February, come along for a pancake where you will find numerous toppings to make it taste fabulous!


8 February 2023


𝗟𝗼𝘁𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗙𝗲𝗯𝗿𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆
There is something happening for all ages this month at St. Mark's, why not come and join us?
14 February - we are holding the second meeting of our 'St. Mark's Special Club' from 2pm - 4pm. We plan to run this every month in our Church Hall. The chance to drop in, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and some biscuits and the opportunity to meet with people from our village and beyond.
21st February - Shrove Tuesday from 3.15 - 4.15 p.m. in our Church Hall come along for pancakes galore - what is your favourite topping?! A great after school treat, grown ups can join us as well!
22nd February - Ash Wednesday, there will be an Ash Wednesday Service at 11.00 a.m. in St. Mark's Church. This will be a joint service with St. Michael and All Angels, Pirbright. All are welcome.
Also please do come along to our Sunday morning services now taking place at 11.15am with our new Vicar George. George has a real modern approach, so please come along and welcome him to our Church. We also hold a mid week communion at 11am on a Wednesday morning.
We look forward to welcoming you.


george


25 January 2023

A Date for your Diary!

A date for your diary! Looking forward to working with Normandy Parish Council to organise this fun event for our village. We hope you can make it.


coronation event



17 01 2023

𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸’𝘀, 𝗪𝘆𝗸𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗔𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗹𝘀, 𝗣𝗶𝗿𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁, 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝗚𝗲𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗸𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲.
St. Mark’s, Wyke and St. Michael and All Angels, Pirbright recently witnessed the Institution, Induction and Installation of Reverend George Watkinson by the Rt Revd Andrew Watson, Bishop of Guildford and the Venerable Paul Davies, Archdeacon of Surrey to create a new ministry between both churches.
A service took place at St. Mark’s Church, Wyke on Thursday 12 January when both parishes joined together to witness the special event. In attendance was Richard Whittington, Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey, representing The Lord Chancellor’s Office and The Mayor and Mayoress of Guildford.
A number of clergy who have been supporting both churches in recent years took part in the service, along with representatives from both villages to welcome Revd. Watkinson. These included the Chairman of Pirbright and Normandy Parish Councils, Revd. Gary Williamson from St. Michael and All Angels, Normandy Scout Group and Wyke Primary Academy.
Prior to this role, George was a Curate at Holy Trinity, Brompton in the Diocese of London.
Last Sunday, George took his first service as the Vicar of Wyke and Pirbright at St. Michaels and All Angels. This week will be George's first service at St. Mark's. For more information on St. Mark’s, please visit our website: www.stmarkswyke.org.uk and for more information on St Michael and All Angels, please visit their website: www.pirbrightchurch.org.uk


George and andrew

george and paul

george and mayor

george and leslie

george and scouts

george and pirbright

pirbright vicar


6 January 2023

GOOD NEWS - THE MINI-MARKET AND HEARING AID CLINIC IS TAKING PLACE THIS SATURDAY

If you are looking for somewhere to meet up with friends for a coffee, catch up and browse, then why not come along to our Mini-Market this Saturday from 10am to 12 noon in our Church Hall and Coussmaker room.

If you have not been before, everyone is welcome, you don't need to be a member of our Church congregation to attend either event. It is a great opportunity to sit and enjoy some freshly brewed coffee or tea and delicious home made cake and meet up with friends. On top of this you can browse our exciting bric-a-brac stall with lots of pre-loved items, buy some local home-made produce, pick up a paperback or buy your favourite Fairtrade product.

Contributions for the produce stall: cakes, biscuits, cheese scones (a favourite!) or home-made jams/marmalade, plants, flowers, will be most gratefully accepted, please.

Our Hearing Aid Clinic takes place separately in the Coussmaker room and here trained volunteers are able to supply replacement batteries and replace hearing air tubing and service Royal Surrey and Frimley Park Hospital hearing aids.

We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday.

choc cake


6 January 2023


rev george watkinson


𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝗚𝗲𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗸𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗛𝗮𝘀 𝗕𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗩𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗿 𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀 𝗖𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵, 𝗪𝘆𝗸𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗔𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗹𝘀, 𝗣𝗶𝗿𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 The Lord Chancellor and Bishop of Guildford are delighted to announce that the Revd George Watkinson has been appointed as the next Vicar of Pirbright and Wyke. He is currently Curate at Holy Trinity, Brompton in the Diocese of London. George commented; "We are delighted to be moving to Pirbright and Wyke. I am married to Anna, and we have two young children, Sofia (5) and Edith (2). We have spent the last two and a half years in London serving at Holy Trinity Brompton, and before that we were at Christ Church in Winchester where I was curate. As a family we very much enjoy meeting new people and building community, as well as exploring new places and walks in the countryside. We can’t wait to meet you all soon and see what God has in store for us as a church in this new season." George's official licensing service will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 12th January at St. Mark's Church, all are invited to attend. George's first service will take place on Sunday 15 January at St. Michaels and All Angels, Pirbright. We would very much like to thank everyone at Holy Trinity and St Mary's Church for their ongoing support during St. Mark's time without a Vicar. Please pray for George, Anna and their children during this important time.


1 January 2023

𝗔 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗛𝗮𝗽𝗽𝘆 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝘀. 𝗪𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗮 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝘆, 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯.
2023 is going to be a particularly special year for us as we welcome our new Vicar. Keep looking on our website and social media for more information about new services etc taking place this year.


st marks external


25 December 2022

𝗪𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗮 𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸’𝘀.


Images taken at our wonderful Crib Service yesterday when so many children dressed up and joined in with our nativity story. A big thank you to all involved.


christmas eve


19 December 2022

Carols at the Royal British Legion Normandy
Carols around the tree became carols inside, thanks to the great British weather!
However a lovely time was had singing traditional Christmas Carols, followed by lovely warming soup.
A big thank you to the Royal British Legion, Reverend Martin Wright, the St Mark’s event team and to everyone who braved the weather to join in.
Our next Christmas service will be The Crib Service on Christmas Eve at 4pm, where children are encouraged to wear their favourite Nativity costume and then a Christmas Day Eucharist at 10am on Christmas morning.
We hope you can join us, all are welcome.


carols around the tree 1

carols around the tree

martin wright

crowd


14 December 2022

Christmas Events at St Mark's
Please join us for Carol's around the Christmas Tree this Monday evening between 6pm - 7pm, followed by some warming soup, at The Royal British Legion in Normandy.
Also our Crib Service at 4pm on Christmas Eve is a lovely way to begin Christmas. Ideal for all ages, children are encouraged to dress up in their favourite Nativity outfit.
There will also be a 10am Eucharist Service on Christmas Day.
We look forward to welcoming you.


christmas poster

poster


1 December 2022

Our Christmas Fair This Saturday!

St. Mark's Christmas Fair this Saturday morning 3rd December in St. Mark's Church Hall - 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Do come along, there will be lots to see and do, there is also a chance to win a luxury hamper!! Once you have purchased your raffle tickets you can sit back and enjoy a bacon roll or a warm mince pie with your tea or coffee. The band will be playing your favourite carols and it will all be very festive. A Children's Corner will be busy making festive crafts and there will be stalls with Christmas gifts and crafts and Christmas produce. Those wonderful hearing aid people will be open for business - the perfect opportunity to get your hearing aid batteries in time for Christmas.

band

abigail

flowers




13 November 2022

normandy remembers...

Today it was a pleasure to welcome Beavers, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts to our Remembrance Sunday service at St. Mark's. Our poignant service was taken by Reverend Rod Pierce and it was a pleasure to welcome Graham Hall from URC Emmanuel Church who said our Intercessional Prayers.


Following this service we processed down to the Normandy War Memorial for a shorter service and wreath laying. Wreaths were laid by Normandy Parish Council, Royal British Legion, RAF, WI, Normandy Scouts and Ray Roberts Family.


Many of the local residents joined in with the service which made it a special community event.

vicar

scouts

flowers

lecturn

kneller


26 October 2022


𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐫𝐲 - 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬

This Monday, 31st October - 5.30 to 6.30 p.m. in the Church Hall - sees the welcome return of Saints and Sausages - it used to be our annual tradition until Covid, so it is lovely that we can hold this event this year. Just turn up and come and enjoy sausages, craft activities and fireworks as we celebrate All Hallows Eve, an alternative celebration to Halloween. This is a popular children event, although everyone is welcome and people are often encouraged to come dressed as their favourite Saint. Other dates for your diary: On Sunday afternoon at 3.00 p.m, on 30 October, there will be an All Souls' Service in St. Mark's in commemoration of the Faithful Departed. All are welcome and we very much hope you will find this peaceful service a time to reflect on those you love, those you know who have died and also those who are unwell. There will be refreshments in the church hall following the service. Saturday 5th November - 10.00 a.m. to midday - in the Church Hall - Mini-market and Hear Here Clinic - there is always a wonderful selection of books - fiction and non-fiction - just what you need for those dark winter evenings. Friday 11th November - 7.00 p.m. - in the Church Hall - Faith under Fire - a talk by Reverend Stephen Thatcher who is an ex-Army Padre and is now the Vicar at Puttenham. Reverend Thatcher has first-hand experience of faith and conflict particularly during the war in Bosnia during the 1990s. There will be a raffle, a licensed bar and as it is Armistice Day we will honour the day with two minutes silence. Tickets are selling at £8.00 per person, but that includes a bangers and mash supper. A busy time at St. Mark's, please come and join us, for more information on any of the events, please contact Gill our Church Warden on 07920 464069.

saintsandsausagessaints and sausages

saints



30 September 2022


𝗛𝗮𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝘁 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗱
It's a busy weekend at St. Mark's. Tomorrow there will be a Harvest Festival Themed Mini-Market at 10am to midday in our Church Hall.
The events team would greatly appreciate anything home-made such as jam, cakes, bread, chutney etc., as well as autumnal produce - apples, vegetables and pumpkins or even corn dollies!! Anything left at the end of the morning will be taken up to the church for our Harvest Festival on Sunday.
Our Hear Here Clinic will also be in the Coussmaker Room in the hall on Saturday morning - 10.00 a.m. to midday.
Then on Sunday at 10am, Reverend Ben Cahill-Nicholls will take our Harvest service. It will be an All-Age Eucharist Service and we are very lucky to have the band - Jill, Chris and Deborah playing all the hymns. As at all Harvest Festivals we thank God for a year of ripening crops, trees and hedgerows full of fruit and berries which go to feed the animals, the bees and the birds as well as ourselves.
We thank him for fields of lush green grass and meadows of wild flowers in the summer months which gives us hay in the winter thus ensuring that our cattle and sheep grow fit and strong enough to provide us with milk and meat for our tables.
We thank God at this time of the year, but it is also a time of the year when we especially remember those people around us who have very little food and therefore this year all donations of produce, be they perishable or non-perishable, will go to support those families in need.
Our Harvest Festival non-perishable donations and some produce will go to the North Guildford Food Bank whilst other donations such as any soft fruit and flowers will go to the people in our parish who are on our prayer list and I know would welcome a bunch of flowers especially if the flowers are delivered in person by someone who can sit with them for a while. The Food Bank have asked for tinned ham; biscuits; jars of pasta sauce; long-life puddings; shaving foam and tinned vegetables.
On Monday morning the 3rd October, if you are able the Church Wardens would appreciate any help from 10.00 a.m. to help co-ordinate the delivery of food to the Food Bank and any flowers around the village. The Food Bank have asked if we could get the food donations to them on Park Barn by 11.00 a.m.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Harvest Events this weekend and thank you for any donations you might be kind enough to provide.


harvest

harvest flowers

harvest window



10 September 2022

the queen

St. Mark's Church were saddened to hear the sad news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

All welcome at our All Age service this Sunday 10am where you can light a candle in remembrance. St. Mark's will also be open between 2-4pm tomorrow, if you would like to light a candle in a quiet vigil. In the short term church will be open between 9am - 8 pm offering a quiet reflective space .


2 August 2022

good news - THE MINI-MARKET AND HEARING AID CLINIC is taking place THIS SATURDAY

While the Mini-Market and Hearing Aid Clinic tend to have an August break, we are pleased to announce that this year, it will be running! So please come along, this Saturday 6 August from 10am to 12 noon to our Church Hall and Coussmaker room.

If you have not been before, everyone is welcome, you don't need to be a member of our Church congregation to attend either event. It is a great opportunity to sit and enjoy some freshly brewed coffee or tea and delicious home made cake and meet up with friends. On top of this you can browse our exciting bric-a-brac stall with lots of pre-loved items, buy some local home-made produce, pick up a paperback or buy your favourite Fairtrade product.

Contributions for the produce stall: cakes, biscuits, cheese scones (a favourite!) or home-made jams/marmalade, plants, flowers, will be most gratefully accepted, please.

Our Hearing Aid Clinic takes place separately in the Coussmaker room and here trained volunteers are able to supply replacement batteries and replace hearing air tubing and service Royal Surrey and Frimley Park Hospital hearing aids.

We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday.


eloise cakes

choc cake

victoria sandwich



13 July 2022


ST Mark's to Host a Joint Quiz Night With Emmanuel United Reform Church


We are looking forward to working with our friends at Emmanuel United Reform Church to host a joint quiz night to raise money for Christian Aid. Taking place on Friday 22nd July from 7pm at our church hall. Teams of up to 6 can take part and a Ploughmans and cake is provided, so book now to avoid disappointment!


quiz night poster


12 July 2022

supporting wyke primary academy last weekend

wyke ladies

key

wyke flowers

cakes


It was a pleasure to have a stall at Wyke Primary Academy last weekend at their Wykefest Summer Fair. The cake sale was the main focus of the stall, along with a 'Guess the weight of the key' competition and some 'vintage bric-a-brac'.

A big thank you to all our volunteers and everyone who baked and donated cakes, we couldn't do it without you!


7 July 2022

𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸'𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗪𝘆𝗸𝗲𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 - 𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 Friends Of Wyke (Wyke Primary Academy) have asked for our support at their Wykefest taking place this Saturday afternoon at the school from 12pm - 3pm. We have agreed to run a cake stall - something we do really well - but, of course, you can't run a cake stall without any cakes!! So we are kindly asking for donations of cakes, biscuits, scones, tea bread etc., the list is endless. Please if you have any spare time either tomorrow or Saturday morning and are able to bake then your contribution(s) will be very well received. Please contact Judy - 077659 53350 to let her know. Thank you so much and we hope to see you there!


brownies

chocolate cake



29 June 2022

A welcome return to the mini-market and hearing aid clinic this saturday

After a break for the Jubilee celebrations in June, we are very pleased that our ever popular Mini-Market and Hearing Aid Clinic is taking place this Saturday 2 July from 10am to 12 noon in our Church Hall and Coussmaker room.

If you have not been before, everyone is welcome, you don't need to be a member of our Church congregation to attend either event. It is a great opportunity to sit and enjoy some freshly brewed coffee or tea and delicious home made cake and meet up with friends. On top of this you can browse our exciting bric-a-brac stall with lots of pre-loved items, buy some local home-made produce, pick up a paperback or buy your favourite Fairtrade product.

Contributions for the produce stall: cakes, biscuits, cheese scones (a favourite!) or home-made jams/marmalade, plants, flowers, will be most gratefully accepted, please.

Our Hearing Aid Clinic takes place separately in the Coussmaker room and here trained volunteers are able to supply replacement batteries and replace hearing air tubing and service Royal Surrey and Frimley Park Hospital hearing aids.

We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday. 𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗻𝗼 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗶-𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗼𝗿 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗶𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝗻 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁, 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗻𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟯 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿.


hearing aid

mini market

choc cake


27 June 2022

a sad farewell and thank you to curate tom pote

tom pote

tom pote gift

It was a sad and happy day at St. Mark's yesterday, when we bid farewell to Curate Tom Pote. Tom has been part of an amazing team from Holy Trinity and St. Mary's, Guildford, who have been supporting us during our time without a Vicar.


Having helped St. Mark's for the last two years covering Sunday services, baptisms and funerals and helping us celebrate our 175th Anniversary, Tom has become very much part of our church family. Sadly for us, it was Tom's last service yesterday at St. Mark's, as he has recently accepted a post as Chaplain at The King's School, Canterbury.


In Church, John and Alison our Church Warden presented Tom with a Home Communion Set, all made by our very own wood turner John Sherwood. Tom was over whelmed by the special gift and said how much he had enjoyed his time with us at St. Mark's.


Following the service the congregation was invited to John and Clare's house for a special picnic lunch with Tom and his family. We would like to wish Tom all the very best in his new role and life in Canterbury.


A BIG THANK YOU TO ST. MARK'S VOLUNTEERS ON VOLUNTEERS WEEK 2022


'Volunteers Week runs from the 1 - 7 June and is a great opportunity to be mindful of and to thank all our precious volunteers at St. Mark's. While we like to thank everyone during the year, this week, we would very much like to show our appreciation to our church community and beyond who help to keep St. Mark's Church running in so many ways. For all the work that goes on behind the scenes from brass cleaning, keeping our church clock running, keeping our church and hall clean and safe, to keeping the churchyard maintained. Also for the hard work of our churchwardens, the members of the PCC teams and all who contribute to the running of our church services, our Hearing Aid clinics, fund-raising and communications. St. Mark's wouldn't be the Church it is without all your help and we would like to say a heartfelt thank to each and everyone of you. Did you know that 'wanting to do something good' is the main motivation for people volunteering and volunteering also benefits the people who volunteer? For us within a faith community, it is about us using our God given gifts to serve God and our community as part of our pattern of life. Helping others in a voluntary way can boost confidence, allows people to socialise and enables volunteers to use their talents whatever they may be, when otherwise it might not be possible. If you would like to volunteer for St. Mark's, please do not hesitate to contact us, we would love to hear from you.


LESLIEE

HEARING AID


BEACON LIGHTING FOR THE QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE

Following the longstanding tradition of lighting a beacon to celebrate many Royal events, Normandy Parish Council will be lighting the beacon at Manor Fruit Farm, this Thursday evening at 21.45 to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's 70th year, her Platinum Jubilee.
St. Mark's Church is pleased to be involved with this community event, with the congregation singing 'Song for the Commonwealth' while the beacon is being lit.
Timings for the evening suggest that people arrive at 21.15, this is followed by a toast to Her Majesty; a piper will play "Diu Regnare" and the bugler will play "Majesty". The choir will sing at 21.45 and the evening will finish with the National Anthem at 21.50. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Just to remind you that as it is a bank holiday weekend, there will be NO MINI-MARKET OR HEARING AID CLINIC on Saturday 4th June. If you need batteries for your hearing aids and are unable to wait for the hearing aid clinic in July then please do contact Alan or Diana Pyzer or one of the Churchwardens and we will hopefully be able to help.


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St. Mark's annual plant sALE, saturday, 28 maY

With the warmer months (hopefully!!) upon us, our attention is drawn to the outside. So if your outside area is in need of some new plants or you would like to grown your own fruit and vegetables, then come along to the St. Mark's Annual Plant Sale taking place on Saturday 28 May at our Church Hall between 10am - 12 noon.


All the plants on sale have been tenderly looked after by our very 'green fingered' parishioners Liz and John.


We look forward to seeing you there.


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all the fun of the fair

It was wonderful to see so many people of all ages enjoying our Fair yesterday and we want to say a big thank you to everyone who came along.

Whether you came to take part in our Normandy May Fair Fun Dog Show 2022, have your face painted by Magical Makeovers Parties, tried to win one of the fantastic raffle prizes, take part in our traditional games, to look at the amazing Queen's Jubilee themed plates by Wyke Primary Academy or just to enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake, there was something for everyone.

This is St. Mark's largest fund raising opportunity of the year and while we are still waiting on a final total raised, we know that we won't be disappointed. Thank you to everyone who contributed and all money will go towards our beautiful Church.
So a final thank you to everyone who helped make yesterday's fair such a great success in particular Judy, Sherry, Leslie and Clare our amazing Events Team and to al the volunteers who helped set up and pack away and helped run our stalls. We couldn't have done it without you.


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amazing prices at st. mark's may fair tomorrow

If you are looking for something to do on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon, then come along to St. Mark's May Fay at Manor Fruit Farm for a fun time, with lots to do and the opportunity to win some amazing raffle prizes.

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happy patronal day st. mark

Today is a special day for our Church, it it our Patronal Day. A day in which we celebrate Mark the Evangelist, the person who is traditionally ascribed to be the author of the Gospel of Mark. Mark's feast day is celebrated today, sadly the day he died and his symbol is the winged lion.


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Our annual may fair is back!

After an absence of two years, its back, our annual May Fair and there is so much taking place for all the family!

Our Fun Dog Show has numerous categories for more information go to Normandy May Fair Fun Dog Show 2022 on Facebook. Plus we have all our usual traditional stalls and a raffle with some amazing prices including an £100 Yvonne Arnaud voucher, a spa day for two at David Lloyd Farnham, a Tower Tour for two at Guildford Cathedral and tea for two at The Ivy, plus so much more! So come along to Manor Fruit Farm on Monday 2 May between 2 - 4pm for lots of fun. Our May Fair is the biggest fund-raising event of the year for St. Mark's Church and is run by volunteers. If you can help in any way, then please do message us and we will be only too happy to have a chat.

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images from the good friday service of relections and behind the scenes easter preparations

The images below taken by Judy, depict scenes from an exquisitely moving Good Friday Service of Reflections and some preparation for our Easter services.  


A big thank you to all our volunteers, without you, our wonderful services would not go ahead.


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flowers ready

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happy easter from all at st. mark's

'Christ is Risen'.  From all at St. Mark's Church, Wyke we would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter.  A big thank you to the Reverend Tom Pote for a lovely service today, Daniel Dupont for the uplifting organ music, to everyone who arranged the beautiful flowers and the lilies of remembrance and to the whole team that worked on St. Mark's Easter Services.


We hope you can enjoy the sunshine today.

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GOOD FRIDAY 2022

If you are walking past St. Mark's in the lovely weather this weekend, you might like to take a look at our Easter garden depicting the journey from Good Friday through to the resurrection on Easter Sunday. We wish you a lovely weekend.


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pALM SUNDAY - THE START OF HOLY WEEK

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, our Eucharist will be at 10.00 a.m. and will be led by Reverend Rod Pierce.  We will have palm crosses in church, which will be blessed at the start of the service.  


The background to Palm Sunday is as the Messiah, Jesus enters Jerusalem knowing that he rides towards rejection and death in order to save his people.  To honour his coming, people spread palms on the ground in front of him.  This was a week before he was tried, found guilty and met his death upon the cross.  


This is the start of Holy Week which includes three important dates in the church year - Maundy Thursday, when Jesus and the disciples met for the last supper, Good Friday when he died on the cross and Easter Sunday when he rose again.  


Unfortunately, without having our own Vicar, we are unable to hold a Maundy Thursday Service, but Holy Trinity and St. Mary's in Guildford are holding a service at 7.30pm and Guildford Cathedral are also offering a service at 7.30pm.  On Good Friday, there will be a service of prayer, peaceful contemplation and music in our Church Hall at 10am.  Our traditional Hot Cross buns will be offered after the service.  On Easter Day, Reverend Tom Pote will take our Communion Service and an Easter Egg Hunt, will also take place.


We look forward to welcoming you to our Holy Week and Easter services.


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mini-market this saturday, all are welcome

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A big thank you to Reverend Tom Pote for a lovely Mothering Sunday service last Sunday and also to Liz and her team of flower arrangers for creating beautiful spring poses for people to take home with them.

This week we are looking forward to our ever popular Mini-Market and Hearing Aid Clinic taking place this Saturday 2 April from 10am to 12 noon in our Church Hall and Coussmaker room.

It is a great opportunity to sit and enjoy some freshly brewed coffee or tea and delicious home made cake and meet up with friends. On top of this you can browse our exciting bric-a-brac stall with lots of pre-loved items, buy some local home-made produce, pick up a paperback or buy your favourite Fairtrade product.

Contributions for the produce stall: cakes, biscuits, cheese scones (a favourite!) or home-made jams/marmalade, plants, flowers, will be most gratefully accepted, please.

Our Hearing Aid Clinic takes place separately in the Coussmaker room and here trained volunteers are able to supply replacement batteries and replace hearing air tubing and service Royal Surrey and Frimley Park Hospital hearing aids.

We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday.



MOTHERING SUNDAY THIS SUNDAY, ALL ARE WELCOME

Just a reminder that this coming Sunday is Mothering Sunday and we will be having a service at St. Mark's to focus on mother's and for everyone who cares for us. We look forward to welcoming everyone from 10am. Also, British Summer Time begins on Sunday, so the clocks will have sprung forward an hour!


MOTHERS DAY ALTAR



ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE TAKING PLACE AT 11AM TODAY


A big thank you to everyone who helped make our Shrove Tuesday pancakes such a big success for the children and the adults! The children had a lovely time choosing toppings, enjoying the pancakes, with some colouring to follow.


Today is Ash Wednesday and Reverend Robert Cotton is taking our Ash Wednesday service at 11am. St. Mark's will be open for Private Prayer from 10am.

This week:

Our Lent course starts on Friday 4 March in the Coussmaker Room in the Church Hall at 10.30am. The course is being hosted by Reverend Graham Hoslett, Emmanuel Church, Glaziers Lane. Please contact the Church Wardens to book a place. Our Mini-Market and Hearing Aid Clinic is taking place this Saturday, 5 March in the Church Hall from 10am to midday. Books, bric-a-brac, tea, coffee and home-made cakes will be in great supply!

Then on Sunday 6 March the Venerable Paul Davies, Archdeacon of Surrey will join us for a Parish Meeting to help us to see our way clear to appointing a part-time Vicar for St. Mark's. This is a very important meeting for everyone living in the Parish and our parochial Church Council members are hoping the outcome of this meeting will help us to fill our current vacancy. Your views and questions on the day, will be extremely valuable.

So a week of something for everyone, we look forward to welcoming you to St. Mark's.

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PANCAKSES

PANCAKSES

COLOURING

GILL





A BUSY WEEK AT ST. MARK'S


SOPHIE

LORNA

LESLIE

FLO

TONY

A fun evening was had at St. Mark's yesterday as the Events Team's first fund raising event of 2022 took place. There was a great turn out and playing bingo was enjoyed by everyone, of all ages. A raffle took place and everyone enjoyed some lovely home made Cottage Pie and traybake for dessert. A very big thank you, to everyone who made this evening possible and for everyone who came along and made the evening so special, while helping St. Mark's raise vital funds.

The fund raising evening marked the start of a busy week ahead for the Church. 1 March is Shrove Tuesday and pancakes will be served up in the Church Hall from 3.30pm, a great after school treat, please come and visit us. This is followed by Reverend Robert Cotton taking an Ash Wednesday service on 2 March at 11am. St. Mark's will be open for Private Prayer from 10am.

Our Lent course starts on Friday 4 March in the Coussmaker Room in the Church Hall at 10.30am. The course is being hosted by Reverend Graham Hoslett, Emmanuel Church, Glaziers Lane. Please contact the Church Wardens to book a place.

Our Mini-Market and Hearing Aid Clinic is taking place this Saturday, 5 March in the Church Hall from 10am to midday. Books, bric-a-brac, tea, coffee and home-made cakes will be in great supply!

Then on Sunday 6 March the Venerable Paul Davies, Archdeacon of Surrey will join us for a Parish Meeting to help us to see our way clear to appointing a part-time Vicar for St. Mark's. This is a very important meeting for everyone living in the Parish and our parochial Church Council members are hoping the outcome of this meeting will help us to fill our current vacancy. Your views and questions on the day, will be extremely valuable.

So a week of something for everyone, we look forward to welcoming you to St. Mark's.

LOTS HAPPENING AT ST. MARK'S. SOME DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!

PANCKAE

We are so pleased to let you know that there are a number of events happening at St. Mark's over the next few months and didn't want you to miss out!

On the 26th February a ‘Family bingo and supper evening' is taking place from 6 for 6.30pm.  Adults tickets are £8.00 and a child ticket is £2.00 and this includes a Cottage Pie supper.

Then on Shrove Tuesday, 1st March, some of our church parents will be busy making pancakes for an after school treat.  So if you visit our Church Hall around 3.20pm on the day, come in and order your pancake with a great choice of fillings.  You can eat in or take away and there will be cups of tea on offer as well!  All are welcome.

We are also planning to offer a Lent course in conjunction with Emmanuel Church (URC). Starting on Friday 4th March and running on subsequent Fridays throughout Lent. The course will take place in St. Mark’s Coussmaker Room from 10.30am to 11.30am and Graham Hoslett will lead the course. Everyone is welcome to come along, but please contact St. Mark’s Church Wardens, so we can get an idea of numbers. There may be a room change required, if this is very popular.

A ‘Christian Aid Quiz’ is also being organised with Emmanuel Church (URC), with a bread and cheese supper in May.  More details to follow.

We are also hoping to hold our annual and much missed ‘May Fair’ this year and would be grateful to anyone who feels they can help us with any aspect of this very big event.

For any further information on any of our events, to book tickets, register for our Lent Course or to offer to help with the May Fair, please email churchwarden2@stmarkswyke.org.uk



family bingo night at st. mark's


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our first mini-market and hearing aid clinic taking place this sAturday

It seems to have been a while since our last Mini-Market and Hearing Aid Clinic but we are pleased to say that it returns this Saturday 5th February from 10am to 12 noon in our Church Hall.

Everyone is most welcome to join us and relax for a belated New Year cup of fresh coffee or tea and delicious home made cake. Please come and browse our exciting bric-a-brac stall with lots of pre-loved items, buy some local home-made produce, pick up a paperback or buy your favourite Fairtrade product.

Contributions for the produce stall: cakes, biscuits, cheese scones (a favourite!) or home-made jams/marmalade, plants, flowers, will be most gratefully accepted, please. We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday.

MINI MARKET

JEWELLERY

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TWELFTH NIGHT TONIGHT 05/01/2022


According to @churchofengland, twelfth night is tonight, when if you haven't already done so, its time to take your decorations down. Did you know that the traditional way to celebrate twelfth night is to eat something that is spicy or hot!

Twelfth night is followed by Epiphany, when the Three Wise Kings or the Wise Men followed the star and went to visit Jesus just after he was born. 'Epiphany' comes from the Greek word meaning 'to reveal', so when you hear people say they have had an epiphany moment, it means they have just realised something!!


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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL AT ST. MARK'S


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We would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.


Our first service of 2022, takes place tomorrow at 10am. The Venerable Paul Davies, Archdeacon of Surrey will be presiding. All are welcome to join us and please be reassured that we will be following Church of England guidelines regarding social distancing and the wearing of masks.


We are hoping that 2022 will be a very positive year for us at St. Mark's and look forward to welcoming you back to our services and events throughout the year.