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
Rev. Rachel Leather
Tel: 01242 674776 or email -
see below blue button
Services for October:
EVERYONE IS WELCOME - NO LONGER ANY NEED TO BOOK AHEAD.
3rd October - 1030am - church
6.30pm - church
10th October- 1030am - church -
HOLY COMMUNION - SPARX
6.30pm - zoom - cafe church
17th October - 1030am - church
6.30pm - church - HOLY COMMUNION
24th October - 1030am - church - SPARX
31st October - 1030am church
6.30pm - church - cafe church
Tuesday Fellowship restarts 12th October!!
Many of our morning services are streamed. If you would like to receive the link to these or to our new housegroup on Monday afternoons, (2.30, 15th November), 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.
Restarting on 19th October!!
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.
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.