Holy Week and Easter …. Holy Week starts on Palm Sunday, when we remember the crowds cheering and waving palm branches as Jesus rode into Jerusalem, we then enter the pain of the week – Maundy Thursday (the Last supper, footwashing and the agony of the garden), Good Friday (the trial and the crucifixion) and the joy of Easter Day. At St Marks we have many different services that help us enter this story and through Christ’s suffering, enter the suffering of the world to discover the joy of Resurrection and the hope that God brings.

Advent and Christmas – some pictures of how we have celebrated in recent years
Remembrance at St Mark’s – St Mark’s remembers the sacrifice made by congregation members in conflicts around the world.
Concerts at St Mark’s – St Mark’s has organised a summer concert series every year since 2013.
St Mark’s Garden – the church garden is open to all as a place to sit, contemplate, and take a moment out of a busy world
Art Walk Porty and St Mark’s Church – Art Walk Porty is an annual fortnight of art installations which celebrates local artists and landmarks. St Mark’s Portobello has been involved since the first Art Walk in 2015.
St Mark’s Labyrinth – the St Mark’s Labyrinth, laid each year during Holy Week and other times of the year, allows visitors to shut out the busy world and contemplate God in a different way.
Reflections in our Graveyard – In Lent 2014, the congregation painted events from Holy Week and placed them around the graveyard. They provide a journey of prayer and meditation, which is available at all times.
In 2020, we did some videos to aid our reflections around the garden when we were stuck at home.
Photos from our Summer Concert Series 2014: we welcomed players from Portobello High School – the new cello ensemble and Spurtle Ceilidh Band, The Philomusica of Edinburgh, the Dalkeith and Monktonhall Brass Band, fiddler Sally Simpson, the Honest Singers and Capital Ensemble, and the Edinburgh Renaissance Band. Thanks to all performers and all who came along!