St Mark’s to hold carol service at Cineworld

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A CHURCH is set to take the unusual step of holidng its Christmas carol service in a cinema.

St Mark’s MK is an Anglican church with a difference – mainly that it doesn’t actually have a building.

Members of the church meet at various events throughout the city, the latest of which will be the GlowMK carol service at Cineworld Xscape.

The event is due to take place from 7pm on December 18 and will combine the singing of Christmas songs with a rendition of the Christmas story and much waving of glow sticks.

Reverend Paul Oxley said: “What better way to kick off Christmas than belting out some festive tunes in the comfort of a cinema?

“We have a fantastic band who will be playing live and people from across the city are involved.”

St Mark’s was founded this summer and is, according to Revd Oxley, “a church for people who don’t normally go to church or think of themselves as religious.

“We don’t think of ourselves as religious either.”

The carol service will also include readings and fun, and a collection for the Toybox and MK-ACT charities.

“We are all hard pressed for cash at the moment,” said Revd Oxley.

“But we want to remember that Christmas really is about giving and making sure everyone is taken care of.

“This is why we are supporting these two great charities.”

To claim free tickets for the event people can visit the GlowMK website.