St Mark's Mansfield

Magazines & Pew Leaflets

Please click on the links below to download a Pew leaflet

23 April 2017      EASTER DAY 16 April 2017     9 April 2017     2 April 2017

Service Booklet Mothering Sunday 26 March 2017      26 March 2017     

19 March 2017      12 March 2017      5 March 2017     

Please click  on the links below to download a MarkMag

Mark Mag July & August 2016      Mark Mag May & June 2016

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 Diocesan Nifty Notes

Please click on the links below to download Nifty Notes#

April 2017 Nifty Notes      March 2017 Nifty Notes 

     February 2017 Nifty Notes      January 2017 Nifty Notes                  

Diocesan Communications Updates

Grants for Places of Worship Scheme to close
Heritage Lottery Fund have confirmed that the dedicated Grants for Places of Worship Scheme (previously administered by English Heritage) will run for two more terms and then close. Places of worship will then be encouraged to apply under the existing ‘ Heritage’ and ‘Our Heritage’ schemes along with all other heritage buildings. This will affect many of our churches currently looking at funding significant repair works. Please ensure this information is shared as widely as possible.
There are two more opportunities this year to apply under the GPOW scheme, May 15th for a decision in September, and August 14th for a decision in Nov/Dec 2017. There is likely to be a spike in demand for GPOW funding in the run up to the last deadline in September and ChurchCare are working on how this demand can best be handled.
For further information, please click on the link below to read the full ChurchCare briefing document, including important advice for potential applicants.

Tony Brown,  Funding Advisor, Jubilee House  Tel: 01636 817239


Nottingham Workplace Chaplaincy
You are invited to join the next Nottingham Workplace Chaplaincy INSIGHT Meeting on Wednesday 17th May 2017 when you will have the chance to hear of the THE TWISTS AND TURNS OF A CAREER AND BUSINESS directly from Ian Baxter – Chairman of Baxter Freight. He previously led the £30 million, 700 employee RH Group Ltd before selling in 2011 to Kuehne +Nagel. Ian re-joined the freight industry by starting Baxter Freight in 2014 which now has 50 staff and annual turnover of £12 million. He will also explain his view of how we can build a better, more sustainable capitalism in the future. The venue for the meeting is Bio City on Pennyfoot Street (NG1 1GF). Please note there is no on – site parking available but there is on street parking available nearby. Starts at noon and finishes by 1.30pm at the latest. A buffet lunch is provided. To help with the catering arrangements please email:  to confirm your attendance.


Thiselton Lecture
25th May with the Revd Dr Pete Phillips
The Pixelated Text: Reading the Bible within Digital Culture
How do we engage with the Bible in a digital age – through paper, through audio, through screens? This paper will look at Bible Study in the Digital Age, focusing on the changes which new technologies bring to the reading process and asking some questions about our use of different technologies for different tasks.
11.30am-3pm, including lunch and afternoon Q & A
Cost £10 including lunch.
All welcome
To book: 0115 925 1114 or email:
St John’s School of Mission, Chilwell Lane, Bramcote, Nottingham NG9 3DS.


Watch Bishop Paul’s inspiring Easter video

Bishop Paul has recorded an Easter message in which he says: “Jesus’ life, death and resurrection declare the true value that God places on every single person.

“Every church in this city and across all the diocese exists only because of the events of that first Holy Week and Easter.”

Most of the filming took place in the diocese’s newest church, Trinity, which has opened in the former Neale’s auction house on Mansfield Road, Nottingham.


Safeguarding update New dates have been added to the list of Safeguarding training sessions. Click here  to find out more.
Also, Donna Bernard-Carlin, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, has organised a meeting at Jubilee House, on Thursday 18th May  from 7-9pm, for Parish Safeguarding Coordinators.  This will be a great opportunity to meet and discuss some of the changes that are currently happening and to share ideas.
If you are able to go please let Jane Weir know:  or tel 0115 960 3010.

Click on the link to download the Spring 2017 Safeguarding Training dates  safeguarding-training-dates-spring-term-2017

Diocesan Synod adopts latest Safeguarding policies

Safeguarding information and courses on the Diocesan website

Visit of Fr Fadi Diab and five ambassadors from the Diocese of Jerusalem Would you like one of the ambassadors from the Diocese of Jerusalem to be present for your morning service on either 8th Oct or 15th Oct 2017 and take part in any discussion after the service over lunch or otherwise.  Each will have a presentation but the subjects are not known as yet.  There are three ambassadors to be placed on 8th Oct and one on 15th Oct.  Please be in touch with David Lane, Partnership Officer Holy Lands, on

The Bishop’s Study Day held on 22nd March 2017 at Kelham Hall, focused on how we can foster a discipleship culture with a vision for making a bigger difference on the ‘frontline’ in every part of our society.  The speakers included Neil Hudson from the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity with former Tearfund Director, Matthew Frost (Chair of the task group set up by the Archbishops’ Council to help develop a renewed vision for the role of lay leadership in the mission of the church). The presentations and handouts from the day can be downloaded by clicking on the link

Prayers for victims of terror attack
The Archbishop of Canterbury and leaders of the Church have offered prayers for those affected by the attack in Westminster as they praised the bravery of police and emergency services.

The Most Revd Justin Welby tweeted: “Deeply shocked and saddened by events in Westminster. We are praying for all affected and those responding so bravely.”
Bishop Paul Williams last night said: “Special thoughts and prayers for all those bereaved and injured in brutal attack on Westminster, also praying for police services.”
Meanwhile the Church of England issued a Collect for Peace, led by the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu in a video.

Bishop and team ‘Talk Jesus’ to thousands

Men in Sheds on Songs of Praise
The Men in Sheds project at Kirkby-in-Ashfield was featured on Songs of Praise. BBC presenter Claire McCollum visited the ‘shed’ at St Thomas’s Church, Kirkby-in Ashfield, in reality a workshop created in a room off the church hall.         
Watch the video here          Men in Sheds starts at 19 minutes, 35 seconds.

Prayers that Move Mountains – preparing the way for Lent
Click on this link to read the sermon preached by Bishop Paul in Southwell Minster on the Sunday Before Lent at the installation of three new canons.

Be part of Thy Kingdom Come 2017 Thy Kingdom Come resources
Flyers to publicise the Thy Kingdom Come prayer campaign are being sent out in the next clergy mailing; they are also available to download on the diocesan website.
The campaign is supported by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, who are inviting every parish, school, chaplaincy, retreat house, and praying community to join in ten days of prayer for evangelism and witness in the run up to Pentecost.
Prayers gatherings have already been planned in Southwell & Nottingham culminating in a celebration service at Southwell Minister on Saturday 3rd June with Bishop Paul.
For resources and ideas to help you plan your event click here
You can also log your event on our prayer map.  If you want more flyers, contact

The Bishop’s Lent and Confirmation Appeal for 2017


General Synod

 What Churches need to know about Pokémon Go



Material for the magazine and pew sheet please email

2 thoughts on “Magazines & Pew Leaflets

  1. Can you put a thank you in the next pew sheet to Tristan Jones and David boot for staying with me after boys brigade on Monday to wait for the paramedics when I had a gallstone attack

    • Dear Adam,
      I’ve just taken over sorting out the web pages and have noticed your comment/request.
      I’m sorry if it hasn’t been replied to previously.
      Would you like me to get this in the next pew sheet as a belated thanks to David and Tristan?
      Best wishes,

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