Public Services are returning at St Mark’s
In line with other Anglican churches, our church building can now hold services again. We’ll be having a mixture of online and in-person services over the coming period. Look at our calendar (in the news and events tab) to see our services, morning prayers, and other events. And do get in touch if you want someone to pray with you or just to talk to.
Our (Usual) Services Times
Whilst at present our pattern of services is different, here is an idea of what services we’d have in ‘normal’ times:
- 8.00 AM Holy Communion (Said) Every Sunday
- 10.00 AM Holy Communion (with creche and groups for 3-7s, 8-11s and 11-14s)
- 10.00 AM Family Service 3rd Sunday (Except December)
- 11.15 AM Holy Communion 3rd Sunday
- 9.15 AM Morning Prayer every Wednesday
- 10.00 AM Monthly service at Westmill Lawns 1st Thursday
The 8.00AM service is ideal for those seeking a quiet space and a smaller number of people. The 10.00AM communion services are suitable for a wide range of worship styles with a traditional yet relaxed feel. For children and young people, we run a Sunday school and groups for older children and young people and there is a creche available for younger children.
On the 3rd Sunday of the month we have our family service, which lasts for about 45 minutes and is informal in its style. There is a lot of noise, fun and quite a bit of mess too. The music for this service is provided by our orchestra made up of people ranging in age from 7 to 70!
On a Wednesday morning we have a peaceful service following the Church of England form of Morning Prayer, including a time of prayer for the needs of the world and individuals. This is followed by coffee and tea in the hall, it is a good chance to chat to people.
Each first Thursday of the month, at 10.00am, we hold a short service in the lounge at Westmill Lawns. The service includes a reading from the Bible, prayers, hymns and an opportunity, for those who wish to, to receive communion. The service last approximately 30 minutes and is followed by a cup or tea or coffee.
Holy Communion can be taken to people within their own homes if they are unable to get to church.
A loop system is fitted within the church to assist those without perfect hearing and the church is wheelchair friendly.