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Remembering Thomas

It is not growing like a tree

In bulk, doth make men better be:

The cherry tree planted last year by the young people of St Mark's in memory of their friend Thomas Burton who died on 9 July 2014

The cherry tree planted last year by the young people of St Mark’s in memory of their friend Thomas Burton who died on 9 July 2014

Or standing long as oak, three hundred year,

To fall at last, dry, bald and sere:

A lily of a day

Is fairer far in May,

Although it fall and die that night

It was the plant and flower of light.

In small proportion we just beauty see;

And in short measure, life may perfect be.

Ben Jonson

 

 

Thomas Burton

 

 

The flowers in Church have been donated in Thomas’ memory by his family and arranged by Ann Pradhan.

Thomas Burton 12th July 2000 – 9th July 2014

 

 


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St. Mark’s Young People: 2015

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This blog entry was originally posted by Fr Keith Hebden when he was our Associate Priest

Not just the ancient prayers and scriptures: this week St Mark’s Church, in the heart of Mansfield, have been using articles from the Chad to help them pray for the local area.

“Like all Churches, we regularly pray for the well being of our community,” said Revd Keith Hebden, “but at our all-age-led service we wanted to do something a bit different”.
Around 60 news articles and some obituaries were cut out from last weeks newspaper and shared out among the worshippers to discuss and to pray about: everything from fundraising events to violent crimes, to local politics got prayed for before the articles were placed in a large heart shape to represent God’s love for the world.
Picture: some of the young people at St Mark’s with ‘Chad Prayers’ placed at the altar table.