It’s back! Pet Blessing came to this part of Teddington for the first time last year. We were aiming for St Francis’ Day on the 4th October but with Messy Church decided to go for 15th October at 3pm. Last year we welcomed Marley, Pikachu, Robbie, Archie and Blue to name but a few. This year we would love to meet dogs, cats, small furries and any animal that you share your life with. We are going to celebrate the relationship between people and their pets with songs and blessing and cake.
Our Messy Church is coming back this autumn at the earlier time of 2.30-4pm. We will be in church where we will have craft, stories and songs. We finish with tea and cake.
Our first meeting is on the 8th October where our theme will be harvest and autumn. Some of the crafts will be very messy and suitable for the very young as well as the young in spirit.
This year our Harvest Festival is on the 1st October at 10am. We are collecting for SPEAR in Twickenham. They would like toiletries and tinned food.
Ever wish you hadn’t thrown that vintage gem away and now it is back in fashion? St Mark’s is hosting a Vintage Clothes sale on Saturday 9th September from 10.30-12.30pm. Tea, coffee and cakes and a chance to buy clothing from the 1950s to 1980s.
The church is open as usual if anyone wants to come in and find a place to be still or light a candle.
In the face of tragedy we pray for all those affected; for those who are injured, for those who died, for those profoundly shocked by the speed with which a fun night out became a place of horror.
We give thanks for all those in the emergency services and pray for them as they go to work today.
Lord in the face of such terrible attacks let us continue to search for peace.
‘Look for the helpers, you will always find people who are helping’ Fred Rogers
We have lots of music for you to enjoy.
Jazzabyebabies www.jazzabyebabies.com are with us once a month on Monday mornings in the summer. The first concert is on the 22nd May and you can buy tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/may-monday-teddington-st-marks-tickets-34573686828
Bach to Babies are back on Saturday the 27th May with not just great music, great coffee and great fun but 15% off tickets
Details are here https://www.bachtobaby.com/teddington-special
And finally Collis Choral Singers are back for their summer concert on the 18th June with Songs from the Stage. You can find them on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/collischoral/
We are delighted that Jazzabyebabies are coming to St Mark’s Church on Monday 22nd of May at 10am.
Details are here www.jazzabyebabies.com
Easter seems a long time ago but tonight we are spending some time away from the rush and bustle of the world outside. God’s goodness in creation is all around us but how often do we stop and look, listen, taste, feel or smell that the world is good?
So tonight from 6.30-7pm we will meditate on the goodness of creation with chocolate. All welcome!
At dawn we lit a fire, the Easter candle and celebrated that Christ is risen with a joyful noise and party poppers. However you celebrate Easter may it be blessed and joyful!