Services are on Christmas Eve at 9am and Christmas Day at 10am. The church will be open for private prayer on Sunday 27th December between 10-11am. There will be no service that day.
This year we knitted nearly 1000 angels. Some flew onto hedges, trees and troughs around Teddington. Others landed at St John the Baptist Junior School. Others are on their way to members of our parish in care homes. They were knitted with love in lockdown and bring a sign of hope, love, joy and peace from the angels.
Thank you to everyone who knitted them and may they be a blessing to those who took them.
Sunday 29th November is the first Sunday of Advent and the first Sunday of a new church year. During Advent we focus on waiting and watching for the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. There are a lot more resources for use at home this year as covid has made us a lot more creative. There is print at home advent wreath here Advent Candles and an online Advent Calendar here https://adventonline.faith/advent-calendar/
The calendar has lots of different reflections in music, poetry and movement. Your vicar is in there somewhere!
We are still hoping to produce a St Mark’s podcast for Advent but until then here is a video with a familiar tune but with words by Revd Miranda Threlfall-Holmes and performed by Ruth and Rob Sutherland
Our first ever podcast recorded on location in the church with poetry, hymns and the some glimpses of the lives of those whose names are recorded on our memorial board. Click on the link image below. If that doesn’t work go to our facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/StMarksTW11 and then click the tab which says posts under the header image. That should take you to it. Enjoy!!