St Mark's

Methodist Church

A warm welcome to our church

Entrance to church

  St Mark's Methodist  - a friendly  caring church  in the  heart of the  St Mark's district of Cheltenham.

Part of the Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit and the U.K. Methodist church.

St Marks Methodist Church
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"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"

Getting in touch - 

Address: Gloucester Road, Cheltenham,

GL51 8PX (Streetmap)

Tel Minister: 01242 674776 or email -

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 For all and  any general enquiries, please contact the stewards and  we will do our best to assist - 

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A little bit about the story of our church...

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

Our Minister

Rev. Rachel Leather

Tel: 01242 674776 or email -

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Rev Rachel Leather

Latest news

Lamp  - where St Marks began

Services for September:


5th September - 1030am - church

no evening service

12th September - 1030am - church -


 6.30pm - zoom - cafe church

19th September - 1030am - church

6.30pm - church - HOLY COMMUNION

26th September - 1030am - church - HARVEST


(see Our Services for more details)

6.30PM -church


(our local Cheltenham community working together for the good of the community -

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If you would like to join 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 small picture link (far left) to hear a recent live service from St Mark's on Youtube or  recorded zoom service on Facebook.

For possible hall bookings, please use the contact form on the Contact & Links page.

person pouring cup of coffee

Tuesday coffee mornings

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 but we are hoping to reopen soon)

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.

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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.

 If you would like to email our minister, Rachel Leather, in complete confidence, please use the blue contact button -