Happy Advent!

Advent is about waiting and getting ready. It a time of hoping and expectation of what is to come. It’s a time to be joyous and it’s a time to love. And finally it’s a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Our King, our Saviour and our Friend. This month’s blog I have written twice for one reason…. a baby boy. Over the last 5 months me and my family have been waiting, getting ready and hoping and finally it is happening – we have been chosen to adopt a baby boy. A VERY cute baby boy! We have been in this process for a year and half and finally (if you are reading this version of the blog!) it is happening. There have been many highs and lows, many hours driving, moments of crying and we hav

Showing off what binds us together... (whilst sleep deprived)

The annual Youth Lock-In. Unless you are a parent or carer of a teenager, or one of our heroic volunteer youth leaders, you are likely to be unaware that this event occurs at St Mark’s around this time of year. The Lock-In, as the title suggests, is an event where young people come to be ‘locked in’ the church building between the hours of 8pm and 8am. Activities are put on throughout the night - and sleep is not one of them. They take a lot of planning, energy, volunteers and tidying up after. They also require the rest of weekend to put right a new found sleeping pattern. As I write this blog, I am days before this year’s event and have had more than one moment thinking; ‘Why on earth do w

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