Alter with communion rail


St Mark's Methodist church has a wealth of fellowship groups meeting through the weekdays to which everyone is welcome.

Just click on the image links below to make contact with those who lead the groups and to check on current meeting dates and times.

Coffee, Cake and Knitters - Tuesday mornings, 1000am-1200 noon 

Tuesday Fellowship - Tuesday afternoons, monthly, every 2nd Tues 2pm 

Toddlers - Wednesday mornings, term time, 0930-1130am (small charge)

Monica's Art Group - Thursday mornings, fortnightly, 1030am-1230pm   

Choir Practice - Thursday evenings, 7.45pm 

Friday Club - Friday afternoons, first Friday of the month, 2.30-4pm 

Lamplighters (worship band) - Friday evenings, as and when required, 6.45pm 

Prayer Group - confidential, email link (see below)

New House Group zoom session (Thursday 7.30pm) - contact Rev Rachel

Visitors are welcome to use the church car park to the rear of the building.

St Mark's Methodist church house groups ...

Benhall Housegroup - Wednesday, 7.30 pm, first Wednesday of the month...

We meet in Benhall and are a small friendly group, about 10 or so.  Usually led by Audrey, we tend to use various York Courses, each of which has 4 or 5 sessions. The meetings tend to be lively, with lots of discussion! Follow the email link to find out more

Harp Hill Housegroup - Thursdays, 2pm, every three weeks...

We meet for discussion and friendship, enjoying a cup of tea and often cake and biscuits as well! We enjoy a variety of subjects - bible study, topics concerning our Church life and general way of living or sometimes a subject requested by one of the group.  Some of us may just like to listen.  We have no strict membership, anyone is very welcome for one meeting or for more. If you would like to join us, just follow the email link.  

To contact Fellowship groups, click on the blue button...

Cup of coffee

We look forward to seeing you for free coffee, tea and cakes every Tuesday from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm. Come for the full two hours or pop in for a shorter time. Meet old friends and new. Have a chat or find a quiet space.  

Sheet music

Our small choir of mixed voices contributes to worship Sunday-by-Sunday. The music is generally not difficult and ranges from early English music to 21st century composers. New singers capable of part singing or willing to learn are always welcome.

Fellowship members laughing together

Modelled on Methodist Guild meetings,we run fortnightly from Oct to May, include 3 devotional sessions, support at least 2 charities and have a variety of speakers to address the group - topics range from local interest to international concerns

Friday Club stall

Friday club meets n the first Friday of every month between 2.30 and 4pm. The club is for the elderly and disabled. We have a varied programme of entertainment, choirs, instrumentalists or talks followed by a cup of tea, cake and a chat.

Colourful jigsaws and puzzles

A warm and welcoming space, where babies and preschoolers can socialise and play in a safe environment.  Parents/guardians can share experiences and borrow library books.

Guitars and clarinet

Named after the group in 1881 who met under the lamp, we are a small group of musicians who accompany modern worship songs

in our services. 

Singers and instrumentalists are welcome to join us.

Stylised purple and blue flames

Meets fortnightly throughout the year, Thursday mornings, 1030-1230.  Very mixed ability and varied subjects.  Monica is a retired teacher, providing instruction & help where needed, materials can also be provided.  Contact on 01242 672753(no email).

Advent ring candles

Members of the Prayer group promise to pray daily for folk.  Every prayer request is treated with complete confidence.  If you wish to send a prayer request to the Prayer Group make sure the person concerned has given their permission.

Fairtrade coffee beans and logo


 St Mark's is a Fairtrade church, using fairtrade

 products wherever possible for refreshments

 after the morning service and our fellowship meals.