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Andrew Soulsby appointed as Organist at St Mark's
We are delighted to announce that Andrew Soulsby has joined us as Organist at St Mark's, and will be leading our musical endeavours in the coming year.
Andrew has played for many of our big services in the past, as well as joining us for Sunday mornings, and is also an accomplished pianist and harpsichordist, teaching both instruments at his studio in Whitley Bay.
You can find out more about Andrew's teaching work at www.1685tuition.com
We had an amazing day on Sunday 13th May as we celebrated the Ascension and welcomed Mark, Bishop of Berwick to St Mark's for our Confirmation Day. Congratulations to the eleven disciples who were confirmed!
Malcolm Hall talks about training and selection
Our ordinand Malcolm Hall was featured in the Church Times recently talking about his experience of selection and training in the Church of England. You can read Malcolm's contribution, and the wider debate about access to training, by clicking on the picture (left).
The Easby murals by Dr Elizabeth Ashton
Elizabeth Ashton, a member of our congregation at St Mark's, has family associations with St. Agatha's Church, Easby, near Richmond, North Yorkshire, where there are murals on the chancel walls, dating from about c1250 AD, on the subject of The Fall and Salvation. She took photos of these last autumn, and wrote about the historical background to them and descriptions, the article finishing with personal reflections on the series. You can read more on their website here.
Join us this Lent for
"Bible for Grown-ups"
Throughout Lent we'll be struggling with scripture as we look at some of the more difficult passages of scripture in our "Bible for Grown-ups" series of reflections.
Our next session is on Thursday 22nd March from 7pm to 8.30pm, when we'll be looking at the story of Deborah, Jael and Sisera in the time of the Judges.
How do we deal with this story today?
Join us and find out - you can download the story to read for yourself here.
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