"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 current roundabout
1891: They raised enough to build the small church, which is still standing on Gloucester Road, closer to the shops and railway station.
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
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.
Sadly and with a heavy heart, we have had to close the church for the time being to keep everyone safe. This is also in accordance with the directives from the Methodist church.
Our minister, Rachel has set up her own blog to upload worship material on a weekly basis -
or link to resources www.methodist.org.uk. We also have a zoom service every Sunday morning - if you would like to join us, please email our minister on the blue button below.
Updates on the proposed re-starting of services, fellowship groups, Tuesday Coffee Mornings and hire of the main hall to follow in due course..
OUR NEW WEB SITE IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION - WE ASK FOR YOUR PATIENCE
DURING THIS TIME.
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 APPLICATION - almost there!
St Mark's has been striving to gain a Bronze Award and in time will want to qualify for the Silver award and eventually the Gold award. This reflects our 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.