A warm welcome to our church
"the calling of St Mark's Methodist church is to respond to the Good News of God's love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission"
For all and any general enquiries, please contact the stewards and we will do our best to assist -
1881: a small group of people began to worship under the lamp in the centre of the roundabout by the railway station.
1891: They raised enough to build the small church, which is still standing on Gloucester Road, closer to the shops and railway station.
1911: having outgrown the original building, further fund-raising resulted in the current building. Following a devasting fire in 1944, the church family rallied and after 5 years of restoration work, reopened St Mark's in 1949.
2006: after a massive fund raising effort by the congregation, the interior of the church was completely redesigned to accommodate all aspects of modern worship.
2012: saw the refurbishment of the church rooms & modernisation of the kitchen to serve the modern mission of today
Services for May
2nd May - 1030am - zoom
9th May - 1030am (Christian Aid) - zoom
9th May - 4pm Rev. Rachel's Testimony Service
(live stream from St Mark's)
16th May - 1030am - zoom
23rd May - 1030am - church
30th May - 1030am - zoom
If you would like to join us at St Mark's, our zoom services or new Thursday house group zoom sessions, please email our minister, Rev Rachel via the blue button below. All are very welcome.
Follow above picture link (far left) to hear a recent live service from St Mark's on Youtube or recorded zoom service on Facebook.
Some of our Fellowship groups (Tuesday Fellowship, Monica's Art Group) have started up again but in a different way to before. Sparx, too, has some exciting new activity packs besides zoom sessions! Simply click on the blue contact button on Our Fellowship page to contact the group leader to find out more.
For possible hall bookings, please use the contact form on the Contact & Links page.
Join us for free tea, coffee and cake every Tuesday morning from 10am to noon, when our worship space becomes somewhere to meet old friends and make new ones. (Sadly closed for the time being due to Covid restrictions)
Love knitting? Then this is the place for you on a Tuesday morning, 1030am till noon - our regular knitters enjoy spending some time together, making items for themselves and various good causes.
ECO-CHURCH AWARD - great news!
St Mark's has been working towards gaining a Bronze Award for some time and we are delighted to announce that we have just earned our Bronze Award. This reflects our ongoing commitment to caring for the environment. The award looks at different aspects of church life: Worship, Buildings, Lifestyle and our relationship to the community and global issues. If you would like to know more, please follow this link.