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"
Rev. Rachel Leather
Tel: 01242 262657
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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
December 2023 Services
3rd December - 1030am (church)
- GIFT SERVICE
10th December - 1030am (church)
- NATIVITY SERVICE
- ALL AGE WORSHIP
17th December - 1030am (church)
- HOLY COMMUNION
- 0630pm CAROL SERVICE
24th December - 1030am (church)
25th December - 1030am (church)
- CHRISTMAS DAY
31st December - 1030am (church)
It is with a heavy heart that we confirm that there will be no more regular evening services in the church at St Mark's Methodist.
If you would like to read the Rev. Rachel's recent sermon notes, please click on the blue button opposite.
Every Tuesday morning, St Mark's opens it's doors and our church becomes an informal cafe to meet over coffee and cake. We aim to make it a warm, safe and relaxing space to share the joys and troubles of life.
Love knitting? Our knitters gather here to swap tips and often make something woolly in a good cause. All are welcome!
ECO-CHURCH AWARD - more great news!
St Mark's has been steadily working towards upgrading our Bronze award and we have just heard that we have gainned a Silver Eco Church Award - new plaque image to follow! 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.
For all and any general enquiries, besides links for zoom or live stream services, please contact the stewards and we will do our best to assist.
If you would like an electronic copy of the Messenger, please use the blue contact button opposite. To contact any of the groups who use our premises, follow the Hallusers link, under Useful Links.