Christchurch South Methodist Parish
St Marks Church
ST MARKS METHODIST CHURCH, SOMERFIELD
This year St Marks Church will celebrate 92 years of worship services in Somerfield on July 7th Services began first at Somerfield School and then moved to the St Marks site at 5 Somerfield St. The newly renovated St Marks Complex was opened on Saturday February 8th 2020.
- Growing & sharing our faith in God,
- Joining together for worship & celebration,
- Living faith by serving others and offering hospitality to our local community
OUR CORE VALUES:
Creativity, Outreach, Teamwork, Worshipfulness
CHRISTCHURCH SOUTH METHODIST PARISH DETAILS:
St Marks Church and Hall
Cnr Barrington & Somerfield Streets, Somerfield, Christchurch 8024
Car Park entry from Barrington Street
Rooms are available for hire during the week please contact Paul Titus 021 655 092
PRESBYTER: REV ANDREW DONALDSON
27 Remuera Ave, Cashmere, Christchurch 8022
Phone:027 428 7356
WORSHIP TIMES - 10 a.m. at St Marks Church, 5 Somerfield Street, unless otherwise stated.
Next Sunday's Service (September 11th) will be on Zoom, Please contact Rev Donaldson Ph 027 428 7356 for the Zoom link
Normal Services will resume in the Church on Sunday September 19th, subject to Covid Levels. Please wear a mask, remember to scan or sign in, and be prepared to keep safe distances.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 3rd: Rev Andrew Donaldson leads worship
SUNDAY OCTOBER 10th: Rev Andrew Donaldson leads worship
SUNDAY OCTOBER 17th: Rev Andrew Donaldson leads worship
SUNDAY OCTOBER 24th: Rev Andrew Donaldson leads worship
SUNDAY OCTOBER 31st: Rev Andrew Donaldson leads worship
Note: The EKTO Tuvaluan congregation usually meets at St Marks 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. For more information Please contact Rev Kitasi Sioni on 021 090 51360
The Filipino LJCM congregation usually meets 5 p.m. led by Pastor Ricardo Rodriguez
Recently I joined a Zoom meeting with the Methodist Church's health and safety manager Trudy Down, Methodist Vice-President Etuini Talakai and Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles, a microbiologist. You will recognise Siouxie as the person Judith Collins, leader of the opposition, pilloried for going to the beach.
We discussed the Church's response to the latest Covid outbreak. An interesting conversation. At Delta Covid level 2 most of New Zealand is following a cautionary strategy in response to the recent outbreak. Despite the hassles of level 2 it is the right approach as we seek to look after one another.
I was interested in Etuini's comments about how the Pasifika communities are being targeted by anti-vaccination campaigners. There have been wild claims made about the vaccine. Vaccines are not new to us. We routinely have vaccines such as the flue shot each year as winter approaches. For the travellers amongst us vaccines are used to guard us against viruses in some of the world's destinations. Vaccines have also put an end to some of the pandemics that have plagued humanity.
The good news is that we as a nation we have stepped up and had at least our first shot of our vaccinations