St. Mark’s Church is situated in Herston which forms the western part of Swanage. St. Mark’s Church congregation is drawn from various parts of Swanage but, nevertheless, it has a strong identity as the local ‘village’ church at Herston and this is reflected by the local community through the number of Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals that take place.
To find out more about St Mark's Church click the links on the left.
We have our own Toddler Group who meet once a week on a Wednesday between 9- 11am during the school term time in the Church Room which adjoins the church. The group is led by a church member who is an Early Years Practitioner at Little Birds Pre- school and this relationship encourages good links into St. Mark’s School for families.
Our prayer and share group meet every Thursday morning from 10-10.45am to which everyone is welcome.
There is a varied social programme throughout the year which includes Coffee Mornings, Summer Barbecue, a Quiz and Harvest Supper and a Christmas Meal. Support for Mission. We are currently supporting the work of Mission Aviation Fellowship.
It is always worth checking our Facebook page to see what is going on! During Lent, Pentecost and Advent there is a daily post which includes an interesting picture, a Bible reading and a short reflection. This has proved very popular with over 100 regular followers.
St. Mark’s Church has close association with St. Mark’s Primary School and the children use the church for regular assemblies and seasonal concerts to which families and friends are invited. Members of St. Mark’s congregation support the school through a Diocese initiative, Pray- Bake - Serve, whereby the church regularly prays for the school, members come in and listen to children reading and during the year bake cakes for the staff.
The Church Room is available for hire. For details and hiring costs please telephone the contact number stated below.
Check out St. Mark’s Church Facebook page during Lent for a daily posting from Revd. John Cooper
Christian Aid Lent Lunch in St. Mark’s Church Room Friday 23rd February 12-1.30pm – simple lunch of soup, cheese and bread – donations to Christian Aid
St. Mark’s Church AGM following the 10am Sung Eucharist Service – Sunday 4th March
Join us for our Mothering Sunday All Age Worship – 11th March at 10am. A posy of flowers for all the ladies and refreshments following the service
New Wedding Kneeler given in memory of June Beagely to be dedicated at the wedding of Rachel Stacey and Steven Pride on 17th March