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Closing the Church!

I cannot quite get my head around the fact that 2 weeks ago I was getting a lot of positive attention for St Mark's in the local press - 'Vicar secures £153k grant to keep her church thriving' And here I am having to shut the church up completely while we try to isolate as much as possible to protect ourselves and avoid over-burdening the NHS. But despite this I see the positive side of things. And I believe a period of down time might benefit us all. Keeping safe and staying strong in the Lord so that when we open again for business we can celebrate the wonders of his presence amongst us refreshed and renewed. In the meantime I am praying for us all every day - celebrating Mass at home on behalf of you all. Please join me in saying the Lord's Prayer at 20:00 each evening. Until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand. Amen and God Bless

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We are committed to ensuring that Saint Mark’s Church, Southend-on-Sea is a safe place for all. The Parochial Church Council of the Parish of Westcliff Saint Alban and Southend Saint Mark  has adopted the House of Bishops' 
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