‘Home’ by Edgar Albert Guest begins:
It takes a heap o’ livin’ in a house t’ make it home,
A heap o’ sun an’ shadder, an’ ye sometimes have t’ roam
Afore ye really ’preciate the things ye lef’ behind,
An’ hunger fer ’em somehow, with ’em allus on yer mind.
It don’t make any differunce how rich ye get t’ be,
How much yer chairs an’ tables cost, how great yer luxury;
It ain’t home t’ ye, though it be the palace of a king,
Until somehow yer soul is sort o’ wrapped round everything
St Mark’s is a house of praise and worship to God for the local community and the church members.
It has a great history, which reflects the life that’s been lived in it. It is a wonderful mix of people, and the stories told share a range of backgrounds and places, loves and losses, hope and frustration.
Home Groups have been a strong part of St Mark’s recent history – small groups of people coming together to meet up and chat, to pray together, to read the Bible and discuss God’s message of grace and love.
Our Home Groups help people discover themselves and their gifts in the Spirit.
Our Home Groups bring different people together to get to know one another and to support each other through the good and the bad times.
As a church family, we pray for God’s Spirit to be wrapped round everything we do in St Mark’s, so that this church in Kennington is a home for the broken hearted, those that seek God’s guidance, those who mourn, and those who want to serve the Lord Jesus.
If anyone would like to join a Home Group, see Steve Coulson at church on a Sunday, or contact the office
‘We love because He first loved us’ – 1 John 4:19