St Mark's

Methodist Church

A warm welcome to our church

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  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 - 

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

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August 2022 Services


7th August - 1030am (church

                   -  no evening service

14th August - 1030am (church)

                        HOLY COMMUNION

                        CLIMATE SUNDAY

                      - 0630pm (zoom)

                        HOLY COMMUNION

21st August - 1030am (church)

                      - 0630pm (zoom)


28th August - 1030am (church)

                     - 0630pm (church) 

                       HOLY COMMUNION



If you would like to receive the links for zoom or live-streamed services, email   

The online Worship at Home circuit services remain available.

For possible hall bookings, please use the contact form on the Contact & Links page, for 2022 rates, see above picture link (far right)

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Tuesday coffee mornings

Every Tuesday morning, St Mark's opens it's doors and our church becomes a place to meet over coffee and cake.  We aim to make it a  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!

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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.

We are also members of GREEN CHRISTIAN and VISION 21.

Our current community events/fundraisers.....

Christmas Tree festival  - Dec 10th-11th

(more details to follow)

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