The usual pattern of services is:
10.30am Choral Parish Eucharist
We are currently streaming the service over Facebook as well as welcoming people into the cchurch building. Please wear a mask if you intend to come in person, as per government guidelines.
Please note: the following events and services are currently suspended due to the Corona Virus pandemic. Please check back for updates.
6.30pm St Mark's Horizon Voices Community Choir (Term time)
8pm Pints of View at the Elgin Pub, Maida Vale
10:00-11:30 Little Lions
12:30pm Coffee Hour
7pm BCP Eucharist
St Mark's Hamilton Terrace
St Mark's Church
114 Hamilton Terrace
Please call the Administrator on: 020 7624 4065 to enquire about bookings.
To discuss weddings, Christenings or to speak to a priest for any other reason Tel: 020 7328 4373 (vicar) Please note: the vicar is unable to help with hall bookings.
E-mail the parish office on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or use our contact form.
Check back here regularly for more resources to help you to share the love of God with your children
Advent 2 - 6th December
The fabulous Margaret Pritchard-Houston has put together another beautiful short video on today's readings. Click HERE
Who Do You Say That I Am?
St Alban's Children's Work department has produced this lovely video for wondering about who Jesus is and what he means to us.
The Canaanite Woman
We often have a set idea of what a Christian looks like and who God would work through. This resource challenges what we may think and expands our view.
The Parable of the Mustard Seed.
Click here for a lesson plan to talk about this parable.
Why not plant a mustard seed and watch it grow
The Parable of the Sower.
You'll find a set of instructions for a very sweet seed mosaic here.
Tell the story focussing ont he idea that the fertile ground is a heart that is ready to learn from God and wants to grow.
The theme of this week's Gospel reading is hospitality and welcome. There is a lovely set of resources here along with a video of a couple of simple crafts.
Trust in God
I'm sure you know lots of trust games you can play to demonstrate trusting in God, such as trust falls and leading them blindfolded through an obstacle course, but this link has a cute little 'trick' to help explain that sometimes it can seem as if things are endangering us but God will be with us and has it all in hand. Trust in God
So many ways to explain the Trinity with children! None of them fully capture the mystery but that's part of it. We can never knwo the fullness of God. But we might as well have fun trying. There are lots of ideas in this booklet from Chester Diocese: Trinity Ideas
This link from the Metro in 2016 has some fab crafts for celebrating Pentecost with children, including a lovely looking red velvet cake.
Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be an awful lot online for this week's readings.
One things you can do is talk about how we love each other and how we show love. People show love in different ways, for example in words, actions, with gifts ... Could you encourage your children to think how many ways you have shown that you love them this week?
Here is a link from Sermons For Kids if you want to look at the Holy Spirit as comforter. There are the usual colouring sheets, crosswords and some nice activities.
Jesus can show us the way to God and keep us on track - our GPS!
This is a lovely reflection on how God knows our name and loves us.
There are some good activity sheets linked to it too.
This week's Gospel reading focusses on the story of the Road to Emmaus. You can find this reading in the 'Readings for This Week Section'.
Ministry to Children has made available a number of activities including crafts to share with your children. It can be found here
You can also fins a number of printable colouring pages or wordsearches simply by typing the words 'road to emmaus children' into a Google Image search.