St Mark's Church Worship
A personal invitation to you
At St Mark’s Church we believe Christians should put differences to one side and worship together, whatever their church background, or lack of one! We welcome everybody to join us in worship and we extend to you a very warm welcome.
Increasingly people are finding faith in God important for their lives. The Christian message makes sense of life and gives meaning to our world. At times of sadness it is a great comfort to share together in God's goodness. Stress and strains from perhaps relationship, bereavement or family problems are always easier to deal with in the context of the Christian family of faith. The Church is the right place to choose for those happy occasions such as a wedding, baptism or christening of a child. We welcome all who wish to consider baptism or marriage and copies of our booklets for each are available from the Church. If you believe that there really is more to life and wish to learn about God and his love for us through sharing with others - then St. Mark’s is the place for you! At St. Mark’s there is no pressure to conform to a religious mould, you are free to grow and to be the kind of person that God made you to be. We are all one in Christ Jesus.
What is this church like?
St Mark’s Church shares the ministry of the Church of England and Methodist
Church and the congregation is mixed between these two denominations, as
well as Christians from other denominations. Our services are varied and try
to keep a balance between the traditional and more recent influences. Our
music too includes well known hymns as well as contemporary songs and
choruses. Whatever your preferences you can be sure you will find something
There are many reasons why people do not come to church and if you have been away from the Church for some time, then it may take a determined effort to come back. However the effort will surely be worthwhile. Whatever the reason may have been for not coming along, we can assure you that the Church family at St. Mark's looks forward to welcoming you. This booklet contains information about times of services and some of the things that are going on during the week in the Church's community life. Please feel able to speak with us personally if you would like to know more.
Annual Congregational Meeting
The Annual Congregational meeting took place in May 2005 and the Leadership team annual report was produced by Mrs Janet Day and Mr Ian Farthing. The report is available as a download in Adobe format.
|Youth and Children's Activities
St Mark's are extremely proud of the work being undertaken by our youth and Children's worker Mrs Liz Spavins. Liz organises our Storybox, Storybox + and Sunday School activities.
Storybox For children aged 0-5years and their parents and carers
This takes place every Thursday from 12.30pm for an hour of singing, stories, and activities, with lunch provided.
Takes place during the main Sunday morning service and the children enjoy a wide variety of activities related to the Bible readings. Painting, drama, and lots of making friends !
Whilst the Community Centre is busy every day of the week there is also a beautiful chapel open for private prayer with stained glass windows by Joseph Nuttgens, whose work may also be found in the Royal Chapel at Windsor and Durham Cathedral. Many people stop at the chapel when they come to visit the exquisite Gardens of Remembrance.