- St Mark's Church
- Guildford Road
- Normandy, Guildford
- GU3 2DA
Great fun was had at the St Mark's annual 'Shrove Tuesday' get together. With a very large bowl of batter our hosts spent the evening tossing pancakes galore and there seemed to be a never ending supply of sugar, lemons, golden syrup and chocolate sauce, which was very popular with the younger guests!
It wasn't just the pancakes that were enjoyable, but the lovely opportunity to sit down, relax, chat and the opportunity to get to know more people. A very enjoyable way to spend 'Shrove Tuesday'.
Out with the old and in with the new......
If you have gone past St. Mark's recently on the Guildford Road, you have hopefully noticed our new Church sign. Sadly our previous one had seen better days, as it was in excess of twenty years old. Interestingly one of the metal changeable signs that has since been obscured mentioned 'St. Mark's Starters and Markers club' which was aimed at young children and took place over twenty years ago!
We are very happy with our new sign which fits our mission to connect more widely with the village and is an easy and clear way to communicate our name and when our main services are held.
At St. Mark's we have many events taking place during 2018. Apart from our regular services and activities, we also have the following to look forward to:
Shrove Tuesday, 13th February: All are invited for a pancake supper from 5pm onwards, please do contact the office for more details.
Easter Services - our forthcoming Easter page will have more details, but we will be holding services on the following days:
25th March - Palm Sunday
29th March - Maundy Thursday
30th March - Good Friday
1st April - Easter Sunday
May Fair - Monday 7th May from 2.00pm to 4.30pm: A lovely traditional afternoon with a variety of stalls, Maypole Dancing and refreshments for all the community to come and enjoy.
As we are approaching the festive season, we celebrated the beginning of advent with our Christingle service. The Christingle with its candle helps us to remember the light and love of Christ coming into the world at Christmas.
Our annual Christmas market held in our Church Hall was a big success recently when everyone of all ages came along to support our Church and took part in a number of festive activities. With our Church band playing Christmas tunes, a variety of stalls many with home made craft, and with bacon rolls and mince pies aplenty, it was a well-attended event and a fantastic sum was raised - hope you can come next year.
Our travelling Posada is making its way around our village, it’s a great way to get the Christmas festivities up and running at home and a lovely reminder of the Christmas story.
Supper Evening with a talk from Canon Dr Andrew Bishop:
Canon Dr Andrew Bishop from Guildford Cathedral joined us for a supper evening and discussed his research on the theology of sleep. It was a very interesting evening and we are very grateful for Canon Bishop for spending time discussing this with us.