St John & St Mark Church Bury

To know, grow and show the love of God

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner

A free Christmas Dinner is available from Bury Parish Church Hall on Christmas Day, December 25th. Contact 07855 306 074 to order your meal.

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What sort of King?

What sort of King?

The Kingdom of God is around us and within us. It beckons us to live by its vision and values now, not some point in the future. Pius XI was right…

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Whistle down the Wind

Whistle down the Wind

One of my favourite films is Whistle Down the Wind. A group of children led by Kathy find a man in a barn and believe that he is Jesus.

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Maranatha

Maranatha

Our Sunday evening worship service will be at 7pm on November 28th, 2021 – the start of Advent. The theme is: ‘Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus’.

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Interruption and disruption

Interruption and disruption

Jonah’s physical presence in Ninevah brings disruption and unhinges everything. The city stops. Everyone repents, animals too!

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November 2021 magazine

November 2021 magazine

The November 2021 magazine has some thoughts from Margery: It’s not enough to remember those who died in wars if we don’t work for peace…

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November 2021 Bible Readings

November 2021 Bible Readings

November 2021 Bible readings include Jonah with a very short sermon, Jesus calling disciples away from their day job and God in a wheelchair (look it up!)

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The Shema and worship

The Shema and worship

Our reading from Deuteronomy is known as the Shema. It gets to the very heart of worship. It tells us who God is and what our response should be.

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Bible Sunday and Isaiah

Bible Sunday and Isaiah

Today is Bible Sunday. There are 39 books in the OT, and 27 in the NT. Appropriately our reading today is from Isaiah, which has 66 chapters.

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Who is the suffering servant?

Who is the suffering servant?

Did the Ethiopian eunuch see himself as the Suffering Servant. Did he see a link between the words that he read and his own experience?

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Take heart

Take heart

Take heart. Remember that Jesus never asks his disciples to leave, no matter how they stumbled. He never gives up on us – neither should we.

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Good reasons for hope

Good reasons for hope

Our next monthly Sunday evening worship service will be at 7pm on October 31st, 2021. The theme this time is: ‘Good reasons for hope’ and it will be led by Nigel Silvester.

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God’s fingerprints

God’s fingerprints

Those hands that flung stars into space and surrendered to cruel nails left their fingerprints on you too. If you just look closely enough. 

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A soft heart

A soft heart

You always know there is going to be trouble when you hear or read the words “Some Pharisees”. Because some…

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Psalm 19

Psalm 19

It’s Creation Season and I couldn’t not talk about Psalm 19 today. Abraham Heschel compared these first verses to someone with ‘presence’.

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