St Mark's Mansfield

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The services of Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer for today, yesterday and the next four weeks are available on this site to help you find time for God during your day. Church House Publishing produce a free Daily Prayer app to make it even easier to access Daily Prayer wherever you are.


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Growing gardeners

If you’ve walked round to the front of the Henley Hall or passed by on the street you can’t fail to have smiled at the sight of the colourful wellies spilling over with bright primulas!   They’ve certainly attracted some attention and comment.

The flowers were planted by the under-fives group one Tuesday afternoon and this is just the start of what we hope will be a regular visit by the youngsters to the community garden.   As one of the mums commented, ” they love getting dirty!”.  Sowing the seeds of future gardeners is one of the most important things we can do with our garden space.   We learn together that the earth is so generous and forgiving if we treat it with respect and care.

Before the Easter break, the children will plant up troughs with strawberries so they can watch them flower and fruit over the next couple of months on the wall outside the hall.   A tasty treat for snack time!

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We would like an Associate Priest (Incumbent Status) to join us in our Christian journey


Mansfield St Mark and Mansfield St Peter & St Paul would like an Associate Priest (Incumbent Status) to join us in our Christian journey


Mansfield lies 14 miles north of the city of Nottingham, close to Sherwood Forest, the Peak District and the M1. Mansfield is an expanding town (population circa 100,000) and contains significant educational establishments, including schools and an FE College. There is also a major hospital just beyond the town.  Both parishes occupy a reasonably central location in the town and contain a mixture of prosperity and social deprivation.  St Mark’s church is of an inclusive Anglo-Catholic tradition and St Peter and St Paul embraces an evangelical as well as a Catholic ethos.

We are seeking an Associate Priest to work alongside the vicar and take particular responsibility for St Mark’s. We are seeking someone who:

  • enjoys the challenges of working collaboratively with clergy and lay colleagues as they seek to spread the gospel and grow disciples
  • will join with us in taking our faith beyond the church doors and help us to take risks in extending the considerable links we already have
  • values the liturgy and music of the Anglo-Catholic tradition in spiritual sustenance and growth
  • is an advocate for inclusive church – ‘all are welcome here’
  • is a good listener whose ministry is based on face to face relationships with young and old alike

Application pack from: Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons, Jubilee House, Westgate, Southwell, Notts NG25 0JH email: / tel: 01636 817206 or download from the links below:

Parish profiles / Clergy Application form

Closing date: 7 April 2017 / Discernment Process: 11 May 2017

For informal discussion and further information, please ring David Picken, Archdeacon of Newark, on 07917 690576 or email and/or The Revd David Fudger on 01623 642546 

We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.

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From the garden seat

wp_20161204_10_52_28_proLast autumn, John O’Leary, one of our community gardeners, renovated an old seat that had been donated to us.   It now has pride of place in the memorial garden and on a sunny day it’s a comfortable spot to curl up and take some time out.   Thank you John!

Jackie (pictured here), writes, “Please could I give a little praise to our wonderful gardeners who keep everything nice, especially the piece I call my oasis on a sunny day.

It’s the bench in the remembrance garden where, armed with coffee and biscuits, I can sit and watch the world go by lost in thought and reverie and after a while one doesn’t notice the traffic going by.   You just see the different colours and think of kingfishers flashing past.

There’s a quote that says,” We have no time to stand and stare”.   NO  but we can sit and have a coffee!”

Thank you Jackie.   If you sit there on a warm day you might smell the wonderful scent from the winter honeysuckle blooming along the wall.   The flowers are small and insignificant to look at but the fragrance is quite overwhelming.