St Mark's Church, Enfield

An inclusive Christian family in Bush Hill Park

WELCOME!

Dear Parishioner,

Due to the situation concerning Covid we have been closed for some time, and our services are currently entirely online via Zoom.  Services take place at 11am on Sundays and if you would like to participate in this way please email stmarksbhp@mail.com.  Sermons are also published on our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts as well.  These are:

Facebook: http://https://www.facebook.com/The-Parish-Churches-of-St-Stephen-and-St-Mark-Bush-Hill-Park-190034784519278/

Twitter: CofE Bush Hill Park,  @StMarksEnfield

YouTube: St Marks and St Stephens, Bush Hill Park - YouTube

Finally, if you have any questions or wish to raise any issues of concern you can contact us as follows:

St Stephen’s Churchwardens: 

Gail Judd 07758 446304 or juddge@hotmail.co.uk 

Pauline Pearson 07904 936600 or pollykitten@blueyonder.co.uk

(alternatively 07745 321190 or ststephenshall@yahoo.co.uk)

St Mark’s Churchwardens:

Tony Tidey and Frank Franklin can be contacted by emailing stmarksbhp@mail.com or by leaving a message or text on the Church mobile phone: 07942 208889.

With all good wishes, 

Gail, Pauline, Frank and Tony


OUR CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Christmas will be a bit different this year.  Our church remains closed for public worship.  In the meantime, our Christmas services will be entirely online via Zoom, as follows:

Christmas Eve - at 9pm.

Christmas Day - unfortunately there will be no service.

Boxing Day (St Stephen's Day) - no services.

Sunday 27 December -  at 11am

If you are already registered for our Zoom services you will automatically receive an email inviting you to join any that are livestreamed.  If you're not yet registered but would like to join via Zoom please email stmarksbhp@mail.com.



APPOINTMENT OF A NEW PRIEST IN CHARGE

We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Priest in Charge to serve the Parishes of St Mark and St Stephen.  Here is the statement from the Bishop of Edmonton:

Dear Friends,


I am delighted to let you know that Revd Prebendary Dr Amatu Christian-Iwuagwu has accepted my invitation to become the new parish priest of Bush Hill Park, as the Priest in Charge of St Mark and St Stephen. Fr Amatu is a wonderful parish priest, who has been ordained for 20 years, having served parishes in Stonebridge, Welwyn and Harmondsworth.  Amatu is also an engineer by trade, serving as a project manager.  Amatu will be moving to Bush Hill park in early April 2021, and will be licensed on the 21st April 2021 at 7.30.  Please keep Amatu, Princess, his wife, and their 5 children in your prayers as they prepare to move.


In addition to being the new parish priest, Amatu will also serve the Edmonton Area by bring the very first Dean of Mission for Racial Justice. Amatu will be part of my senior team, helping shape the Area in our new priority of becoming more racially diverse.


In making this announcement today, I remain indebted to Fr Jeremy for his ongoing ministry amongst us as well.  This vacancy process, along with Covid, has been made so much smoother as a result of Jeremy’s dedication to the parishes, for which I am indebted.


Please pray for me as I pray for you.


With my love and prayers,

+Rob



ABOUT US


St Mark's is an inclusive north London community church which embraces people of all religious backgrounds and none, and of all ages, races and personal circumstances.  Everyone is welcome at the Lord's table.  We seek to serve one another in our parish family and the wider community of Bush Hill Park, in the conviction that the church is called to be a sign of God's love in the world, not a sign of success or power. 

Click on the page links on the right to find out more about us. We welcome messages, including requests for prayer.  

We are at the corner of St Mark's Road and Main Avenue, Bush Hill Park, in Enfield, north London.  The church is 5 minutes' walk from Bush Hill Park rail station, on the 192 (Tottenham Hale-Edmonton Green-Enfield Town) bus route, and just off the A10 Great Cambridge Road at its junction with Lincoln Road.

The church is usually open between 10:00am and 12 noon on Wednesday and Saturday mornings; and between 9:00am and 12 noon on Sundays.

St Mark's is in the Diocese of London (Edmonton Episcopal Area), Archdeaconry of Hampstead, and Deanery of Enfield.

                               Diocese of London      


Safeguarding: Promoting a Safer Church

In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy St. Mark’s Church is committed to:

 

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture.
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church.
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
  • Caring pastorally for survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.

 

We will:

  • Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse.
  • Take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and statutory agencies immediately.
  • Offer support to survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred.
  • Care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties.
  • Ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that these are reviewed annually.
  • Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices at least annually.

 

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