6th September

6.30 p.m. 


Lynne Swanston

“See you then,” says Lynne, SuperGroup Leader

YC SuperGroup Poster 2016  So…  see you onWednesdays

from 6.30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

in the Church Halls!  🙂






Privacy Policy

Please visit our new page detailing our Privacy Policy.

The Congregation at St. Mark’s recognises the importance of your privacy and personal information and we have therefore outlined on how the congregation collects, uses, discloses, and protects this information on a special page..  


To book our Halls:

Please contact our Hall Convener, John Murie

Tel: 07583914619

As our Halls are in use most days, please make your booking in good time. We want your party to be as enjoyable as possible. so please be aware that we may not be able to accommodate you at your preferred time slot. However, we will do our best to do so.

Costs include the use of the Large / Small Hall, access to the Kitchen and toilet facilities:

£15 per hour and £10 for heating and lighting.

There is a  non-returnable deposit of £20.

NOTE : Booking is not valid until Booking Form is completed and non-returnable deposit is paid.














Latest Issue Available NOW!

Link Booklet Issue 4  inc. Holiday Club 2017 


( Click above link to read online or print in booklet format)


Deadline for the next issue of the LINK:

26th November 2017


 Joint Harvest Service

with our friends from St. Margaret’s and the Salvation Army.

Sunday 1st October

at St. Mark’s Church Halls.

from 2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

Come and join us for


  Children, you need to have an adult with you!

Come along and join the fun!

 Activities include;

craft, games, drama, stories and singing

For more information:

TEL: 0772 931 6321



We hope you can come and join us !



on 1st Sunday each month

with the exceptions of December, January & August

Watch this Space!



Just in case you’re wondering, St Mark’s Chance to Thrive hasn’t stalled – we’ve just been involved in many, many other things.

So far, our group have landed on one particular matter that we’d like to see move forward and that is the next phase of our building project.

This is a least an architect’s image of the phase we’ve landed on as a Church:

(Copyright © 2016 Page \ Park Architects)

There is no doubt in the minds and hearts of many that over these past years since we’ve been going through the Chance to Thrive process that it is a cause for much Celebration!

At a meeting between Jean (Deacon) and myself, we both discussed the last nine plus years of team working with the help of a friend who has worked with us over the years.

Here are just some of the things we touched on for which I believe we ALL have cause for celebration:

  1. When the community see both Jean and myself going about our daily routines there is no sense of dysfunction between who we are and our portrayal of St Mark’s – that means that people feel they are hearing the same thing from us both and from the Church.
  1. There is always an open door at St Mark’s – whether it be for people needing our services through funeral care, weddings, school chaplaincy which we both take part in and the service that the Church family offers to the wider community.
  1. The perception of St Mark’s in the community is that we are a Church who want to be involved in the projects and activities in our communities.
  1. We’ve been described by someone who heard of all that we are doing, have done and want to do as people who are “punching above our weight.” What they were saying, it seemed to me, was that given how things seem to the human eye in terms of resources and people, we as a Church family are doing what we do with heart and a desire to see our community and Church transformed and full of life.

So please keep your eyes open for more information and if you’d like to know any more about this next stage in St. Mark’s journey, then please contact an Elder.

       Minister – 6th June 2017





St Mark’s @ Sainsbury’s

St Mark’s @ Sainsbury’s Dates 2017 PDF – St Marks (A3) 2017

St. Mark’s are glad to say that we’ll be meeting as a Family in Sainsburys’ every two weeks.

If you’re interested in coming to join us for tea, coffee and more, then please do.

We’ll be gathering from 5.30 p.m. till 7 p.m. just off the Café upstairs.

 (Someone will point you in the right direction.)

Come together and let’s see how we go!


We’re thankful to Sainsbury’s for letting us use some rooms


Interested in finding out more about Jesus?

Then why not join us every other Tuesday when we’re NOT in Sainsburys but in the Church halls as we gather to explore the bible, pray together and enjoy tea, coffee and friendship. We meet from 5.30 to 6.45 p.m. 

 For more information Contact us:

 Please note that due to a change in the Data Protection Act, the Hospital Trusts no longer allow access to Admission Lists. These lists previously allowed the ministry team to notice when a member or a parishioner was in a ward and pay a visit. 

The Ministry Team are happy to visit members who are admitted to hospital , however, visits to patients are very much dependant on either patients or the family of patients letting us know they are in hospital.

There are two ways of doing this: 

1. On Admission to a hospital: tell the nurse or secretary admitting you or your family member you would like a visit from the Minister from St. Mark’s Church. They will note your request on an admission form.

2. When a member of your family is admitted to hospital: contact the Minister either by telephone, Email or on a Sunday morning at Church.


The responsibility for letting us know you or a member of your family is in hospital lies with yourself or your family. If we are not told, we do not know who is in hospital.

In all cases, except for emergencies (and again is should be the family who contacts us), the permission of the patient is necessary. In some circumstances the visit of a Minister may be the last thing someone wants. Patient confidentiality is paramount.