Regular events at St Mark’s

Come and Play

Each week in term-time Come and Play provides about two hours of fun activities for young pre-school children who come with mother, father, grandparents or carer to play together, to enjoy simple craft activities, to listen to a story, and to join in singing simple songs. Sessions run on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday mornings, from about 9.45 a.m. until noon, for a modest charge. To know more, please contact Mrs Pip Butterworth (, or Mrs Denise Hollington at

Parish Fellowship

Usually meets on the second Tuesday of the month in the Hall at 8.00 p.m. There is a speaker, usually followed by a question and answer session over a cup of tea or coffee, and everyone is very welcome.

Book Club

Held throughout the year and usually meets in the Vicarage at 8.00 p.m. A very open group which would welcome you, they read and comment on a wide variety of books both religious and secular – nothing is excluded! To find out when the group next meet please contact Mrs Denise Hollington on

Wednesday Coffee Morning

Every Wednesday in the Hall, from 10.00 a.m. until noon – a drop-in morning with everyone being welcome, from babies in arms to ninety-year-olds (and upwards).

Mothering Sunday (mid Lent)

At the very family friendly Sunday service a posy of flowers is given to every lady present whilst the younger members ice cakes in the side chapel.

Children’s Christmas Workshop

Held on a Saturday morning in late November in the Hall. Children make a wide variety of gifts for the family and friends. Immensely popular!


In December we celebrate Christingle to raise funds for the Children’s Society.

Crib Service

On Christmas Eve, in the late afternoon, we hold a Crib Service, when the children listen to the Christmas story and find figures to place in the crib: truly, a time of great excitement!

Bible Studies

Bible studies are held during Lent and Advent and prayer groups meet in homes within the parish on a weekly basis. To know more, please email the Vicarage from here.

Full calendar

Click the coloured buttons above the calendar to display Worship (Blue), Hall Bookings (Red) or Other Events (Green).