St Mark's Mansfield


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Stir up Sunday 2017 (Sunday next before Advent)

Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by you be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Photo curtesy of Oliver Foreman

Thank you to Fr Michael Dobbs and Joan Fletcher for helping us celebrate Stir up Sunday at the end of Mass by making St Mark’s Christmas pudding.

The Christmas pudding (now cooked by Joan Fletcher) will be one of many prizes in a raffle for the benefit of St Mark’s young people. This is the idea of Doreen Hall (who has provided most of the prizes). Tickets will be on sale after Church this and next Sunday morning. The raffle will be drawn during the refreshments on 10 December. Please buy tickets to support our work with St Mark’s young peoples.

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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