Saturday, November 05, 2005

St Mark's, Edgeley (C of E)

When visited:

22nd May 2005, 11am (Trinity Sunday)

Location:

Berlin Road, Edgeley. Just across the reservoirs from the back of Alexandra Park.

Type of Service:

Communion (twice a month at 11am)

Welcome:

Not much beforehand (though a bit). The Peace was done right at the end of the service, just before tea and coffee. This worked really well. I got chatting to the guy next to me, and found that I'd been to school with his daughter.

First Impressions:

Building is essentially a warehouse, but done up as a C of E church. There were 50 or so people there, with a good spread of ages, though no teens. Sunday school went out part way through, they came back for communion. There's evidently quite a bit going on beyond Sundays - there are homegroups, a young adults' group, etc. Seems to be straight Anglican with good efforts to be accessible in terms of music, structure of the service, etc.

Music:

Keyboard and small band or organ (varied from song to song). Kids song near the start, otherwise singable modern / good traditional.

Sermon:

Preaching on the Trinity, and focusing on the need to know God from all the Scriptures. I agreed with everything he said, but maybe a clearer focus and more application would have been helpful. Difficult to know exactly what it's like usually, whether expository or waffly.

Website:

not that I can find.

Overall:

Seemingly fairly healthy church. I could probably be comfortable here.

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