St Mark’s celebrate its multi-generational church congregation from the youngest to the oldest, those new to faith and those who are mature Christians.
We believe Jesus came to give life in all its fullness to everyone. Regardless of age, we are passionate about helping our church family to grow in relationship with each other and with the God. We aim to provide a supportive and welcoming environment for everyone, where seniors can thrive and feel valued.
Every Thursday from 10am our church is open to welcome people for tea biscuits. This popular coffee time is a place for conversation, companionship and community.
Once a month, on the 2nd Thursday we hold a lunch which included soup and cake. We are often joined by a guest speaker and donations are taken for the month’s charity.
We have a dedicated pastoral team who support and care for our church community. This may be through hospital visits, lifts to church and meal train.
If you are unable to attend worship services at church we have a team trained to take Holy Communion to those who are housebound, in hospital, or otherwise incapacitated. Our team visits Carlton Lodge and Ashfield Court Nursing Home.
Our knitters meet on the third Friday of the month in church. Whether you’re a beginner or novice, you’re welcome to come along and bring your knitting. We share tea and biscuits, conversation and fun!
Our painters meet on the forth Friday of the month in church. Whether you’re a beginner or novice, you’re welcome to come along and bring your painting or we can get you started. We enjoy tea, biscuits and conversation.
Rainbow Through The Rain
Meeting on the 4th Friday of the month, this group is for those who have been bereaved at any time. It provides an opportunity to chat over refreshments and hear a short Bible reflection. Everyone is welcome to join us.
In a large church we believe relationships are built best through small groups where discipleship and friendship can flourish. We have a number of small groups with different age demographics, locations or interests to join.
Our social committee provide an annual afternoon tea often in January and particularly aimed at those who may be on their own. This is a gentle afternoon with delicious sandwiches and cake lunch followed by a short game. Booking is required and dates and times are advertised via the church newsletter.