St Mark's Mansfield

Pew sheets, Magazines, Nifty Notes & Diocesan Updates

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Pew sheets

10 December 2017      3 December 2017

Christ the King Service Booklet 26 November 2017      26 November 2017     


Mark Mags

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

Diocesan Nifty Notes

December 2017 Nifty Notes      November 2017 Nifty Notes      October 2017 Nifty Notes

      September 2017 Nifty Notes      August 2017 Nifty Notes      July 2017 Nifty Notes


Diocesan Communications Updates

Click here for the Southwell & Nottingham news pages

Bishop Paul’s Christmas message
Bishop Paul reflects on the impact of God’s generosity and our hospitality in the days leading up to Christmas in a video that was recorded at St Stephen with St Paul’s Church and in the surrounding streets of Hyson Green, Nottingham. To watch click here
To switch on subtitles click the CC icon at the bottom of the video screen. Please share the video as widely as possible.

Video Advent Calendar launch
Watch out for our popular Video Advent Calendar, which starts tomorrow.
You can follow it every day up to Christmas on the diocesan website –  – and on our social media channels: Facebook – @SouthwellandNottingham – and Twitter – @diocswellnott
We’ve filmed children, choirs, chaplains, teachers, children’s workers and even a chip shop owner to create the calendar, with each person or group offering their own thoughts on Advent and Christmas.

A Christmas service near you
If you’re looking for a top up of Christmas spirit there are services and festive events taking place across the diocese. To find out when and where they are happening click here

Church relaunches national website The Church of England has launched a new national website in a major drive to share the Christian faith.
It will  better support those who lead and go to church and crucially engage occasional visitors and those who are open to Christianity across the country.  The relaunched website is crucial to the digital strategy of the Church which has recently seen more than one million people being reached every month with the Christian message on social media.    Visit the site here

#GodWithUs  Churches are being encouraged to join the #GodWithUs Christmas and Advent campaign that has been launched by the church nationally. Resources include videos and booklets and a revamp of the Church Near You website. Click here for more information

St Mark’s win national gardening accolade    A community gardening project which began in 2011 in a wild meadow at St Mark’s Church in Mansfield has culminated in an ‘outstanding’ award from the Royal Horticultural Society.
The Green and Wild Group were presented with the award in the East Midlands in Bloom ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ competition for the fourth time.    See picture


»Open Churches Weekends 2018«
How can we turn visitors to our church buildings into pilgrims?   Once again, the Diocese would like to encourage and support parishes to open their churches over two weekends in July.   This is a great opportunity to open up new ways for visitors to encounter God and explore the Christian faith. We hope parishes will have innovative ideas that will connect with our vision of growing disciples, younger, wider and deeper – perhaps by having literature available or dvd’s playing and people on hand to talk to. Further resources will be made available to those taking part in the two weekends.

The weekends for opening:
7th/8th July 2018: Bassetlaw & Bawtry and Newark & Southwell Deaneries
21st/22nd July 2018 for: Mansfield, Newstead, Gedling, Nottingham North, Nottingham South, and East & West Bingham Deaneries.
For further information and a registration form please contact Kate Hurst email:  or Tel: 01636 817211.  Completed registration forms must be received by Friday 26th January 2018.


**Safeguarding training dates
New dates have been added for Safeguarding training for next term. Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance.  Click here for more information.

**Link to Safeguarding downloads      Safeguarding Training dates – Spring term 2018

**Safeguarding guidance    For more information on Church of England safeguarding policies and practice guidance please follow this link , clicking firstly on ‘Policy and Practice Guidance’ and then on ‘Access Policy and Guidance’.  There is also a leaflet which provides advice and signposting for victims and survivors by listing local support services that are available. To download a copy of the latest version, click on one of the following links:          nottinghamcity          Nottsgov


Ambassadors’ ‘faith shone out’
Five ambassadors from the Diocese of Jerusalem – a priest, a film producer, a dentist, a nutritionist and an advisor to the Palestinian Prime Minister –  spent ten days travelling across Southwell & Nottingham to give an insight into the challenges facing Christians in Israel, Palestine and Jordan.
David Lane, Holy Lands Partnership Officer, who organized the visit, said:  “What shone out was the centrality of their faith lived out in the most difficult of circumstances and the contribution that faith made to their sense of identity.”
Full story and pictures here


Ambassadors highlighting challenges to Christians
Five ambassadors from the Diocese of Jerusalem – a priest, a film producer, a dentist, a nutritionist and an advisor to the Palestinian Prime Minister – are in Southwell & Nottingham on a ten-day visit. They are travelling across the diocese giving an insight into the challenges facing Christians living in Israel, Palestine and Jordan.
The ambassadors have already visited several of our churches, taken part in the Diocesan Conference, visited the Minster school, Southwell, and given a lecture at the University of Nottingham. Full story and pictures

Challenges facing Christians
Five ambassadors from the Diocese of Jerusalem – a priest, a film producer, a dentist, a nutritionist and an advisor to the Palestinian Prime Minister – are visiting Southwell & Nottingham in October.
They will be travelling across the county to give an insight into the challenges facing  Christians living in Israel, Palestine and Jordan. The will meet MPs, conduct a workshop, give a lecture at the University of Nottingham, and speak in churches. Click here for details of times and venues.


General Synod

 What Churches need to know about Pokémon Go

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2 thoughts on “Pew sheets, Magazines, Nifty Notes & Diocesan Updates

  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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