St Mark’s church: Recording our history
St Mark’s is compiling a record of the last 60 years of the church. If anyone has anything appertaining to this period and connected with St Mark’s, we would be pleased to hear from you. Photographs, orders of service, programmes… anything at all would be helpful. With your permission, we can take copies of most things, and, eventually, the finished compilation will be available for all to see.
If you think you have anything that may help us, please contact Mrs Jennifer Alcock on 01670 860165, mobile 07709 483501, or email j-alcock @btinternet.com.
Sunflower seeds competition
Following our two 90th birthday “sunflower” ladies, reported in edition 77, St Marks’s is delighted to announce that we came joint first in a Northern Synodwide competition, and were presented with £1,500 at a ceremony at the Synod meeting in Gosforth last month, to continue our project.
We originally planted sunflower seeds (distributed to all UR Churches in the Synod); the congregation tended them, and we reaped a harvest of seeds which have been, and are being, redistributed throughout the community. If YOU would like a packet of seed, contact Sue Swanston, secretary, at 2 Burnside.
We had hoped to fund sunflower seed presses in a community in Zambia, where the oil is used for a number of things. However, trying to establish a direct link with a person in Zambia is proving rather difficult. We may need to shift our focus and offer help in a school in Zambia, and provide some of what is required there. Whatever the outcome, we shall be supporting a community with greater needs than our own. AND Amble might have the best display of sunflowers ever, next summer!