The words that we use in worship express something, however inadequately, of who we understand God to be. They are also an important way to grow in faith and understanding as individuals and as a community.
As a parish church in the Church of England we are inheritors of a rich tradition as seen in the words of many services e.g. Book of Common Prayer (BCP) Communion, and through the use of Common Worship texts.
These remain valuable resources, but many at St Mark’s experience them as limited in scope, exclusive or irrelevant. Therefore we also try to allow a greater diversity of imagery and language through using texts from other sources and traditions, both old and new – and are open to being stretched and challenged by this.
From 2nd Dec 2018 we are posting our weekly 10am service booklets below. You ‘ll also find a selection of service booklets from other services here. If you wish to reproduce these you are welcome, but please always credit St Mark’s and ensure that you have your own appropriate copyright permissions and licences in place. Thank you.