All Saints and All Souls

Yesterday we celebrated All Souls Day by lighting candles for those we love and see no more. The stone represented eternity and the seeds new life. In our service at 10am we remembered the complex life of John Henry Newman. These are his words:

God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments. Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me. Still, He knows what He is about.


Harvest Festival

Our Harvest Festival is on Sunday 6th October at 10am. Come along and sing some fabulous Harvest Hymns and celebrate the beautiful world we live in. We are collecting for our local food bank and this is their shopping list:

Toilet rolls
Tinned meat/ fish
Long life fruit juice
Long life milk
Custard/rice pudding
Marmite/peanut butter/ chocolate spread/jam
Body wash
Washing up liquid
Washing capsules or tablets ( easier to distribute than powder)


It is really quiet in Teddington at the moment but we have big plans. We hope to start the building work to provide a kitchen, disabled toilets, a better ramp and new hearing in early 2020. Following on from the success of our wildflowers by the church gate we areplanning a wildlife meadow with bee friendly plants in the space by the statue of St Mark.

Next month we have a vintage clothes sale and Messy Church starts again. More details soon. Have a great August.

What’s going on around St Mark’s?

We are delighted that the community group Sheddington now has a based in one of our garages. This is not a church group but the brainchild of Dr Chris Manning who was inspired by the men’s sheds movement in Australia. Sheddington is open to all and one of its first projects was mending the damage to the gate which suffered in storm Gareth.

The gardens are looking good with the bee friendly garden that the children planted last year looking particularly colourful at the moment. The new hedge is beginning to flower.

We are planting sunflowers around the ball court in Addison Road on Saturday 25th May at 11am and we are planning another community planting  day inJuly similar to the one we did last year where we planted out flowers donated by Hampton Court.

The permission to create a disabled toilet and a new kitchen is being requested of the church powers that be. Plans are in church or ask the vicar or Churchwardens.



Easter Egg Hunt 10th April

With our friends at ARC we are running an Easter Egg Hunt on the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Come along at 10am for egg hunting fun and to plant sunflower seeds to make the ball park look bright and cheery.

There will be cake! Meet by the ball park on Addison Road.