St. Mark's Bell Ringers ring the church bells to call people to worship every Sunday morning. The bells also serve to remind those who are housebound that the church is at worship and is praying for them.
New members, adults and young people over 12 years of age, are welcome at any time. Membership and tuition are free. Full details on the bell ringers' web site pages.
Regular ringing times:
Sundays, 9.00 - 9.30 am
Mondays, 7.30 - 9.00 pm Weekly practice night. Visitors always welcome. Classes for new ringers 6.45-7.30pm by arrangement
The entrance to the belfry is at the foot of the tower, facing the main lawn.
Contact: Sue & Peter Sotheran,
Home Farm, Yearby, Redcar TS11 8HQ. Tel 01642 471662
To find out more visit the bell ringers web site
St. Mark's Church Choir leads the musical aspects of worship under the choir's Musical Director & Organist Andrew Fox.
The choir sings at the Sunday (9.30 am) service. Anthems and special psalm settings are prepared for special occasions. New members welcome.
Weekly Choir Practice:
Mondays, 10.00 am and occasional Thursdays 7.00 pm.
Mr Andrew Fox, 47 Kirkleatham Ave, Marske. TS11 7EN Tel. 01642 484551
Photo: Peter Downham
The team arranges the flowers in church each week, adding special seasonal displays. They also decorate the church for weddings - speak to the team leader to discuss your requirements.
Weekly Flower arranging session:
(Usually) Fridays, 10.00 am
Mrs Marion Overend, 29 Fir Rigg Drive, Marske. TS11 6BZ Tel. 01642 471853
St. Mark's Ladies' Fellowship meets twice each month on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 7.30 pm from September to June. Guest speakers cover topics ranging from Ardvaarks to Zoetropes. There is a small weekly subscription to cover light refreshments and the speakers' expenses.
Second and fourth Wednesdays at 7.30 pm in the White House
Contact: Mrs Jean Wardell Tel: 01642 471530
Messy Church was devised by the Bible Reading Fellowship as a fun-filled way of sharing the life of the church with families. It is found across the world, sharing its Christ-centred values with all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration. Painting, pasting or poster-making - they are all guaranteed messy!
Monthly Meetings: 2nd Saturday of the month, 3.30 - 5.30 pm in Church
Mrs Cynthia Snowball, 36 Woodford Close, Marske. TS11 6AJ Tel. 01642 271147
St. Mark's Mothers' Union meets several times each month for prayers, coffee mornings, and to hear guest speakers. The MU members also serve as Sidesmen in church on the last Sunday each month. There is a small weekly subscription to cover light refreshments a raffle and the speakers' expenses.
PRAYER MEETING: First Monday, 10.00 am in Church
BRANCH MEETING: Second Wednesday, 1 45 pm in the White House
COFFEE MORNING: Third Wednesday after Morning Service
EVENING MEETING: Fourth Monday, 7.00 pm, members' homes
Contact: Mrs Cynthia Snowball 36 Woodford Close, Marske, TS11 6AJ Tel: 01642 271147
St Mark's Church supports the food bank that is operated and distributed via the Baptist Church in Redcar. Please leave contributions of non-perishable food and tinned goods in the container at the back of church.
Please note, we cannot accept fresh or frozen food as we do not have appropriate storage.
Contact: Kevin & Elizabeth Wass
St. Mark's Sunday Club
For young people aged from 4 to confirmation age (around 12-14).
The Club meets on Sunday mornings at Church. Meetings start with a Bible Story and a prayer followed by craftwork. Displays of our drawings and paintings share what we have learnt with the congregation.
Weekly Meetings: Sundays at 9.30 am in Church
Contact: Sue Thompson Tel: 07814 686733
Volunteer Cleaners The church employs a professional cleaner to maintain the body of the building. The 'Brass Rota' team of ladies and gents takes care of all the brass ware and special ornaments in the church.
Weekly work sessions:
Usually Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, by arrangement
Contact: Dorothy Kirton Tel: 01642 484229
Sacristons - The Sacristons are responsible for the care and cleaning of the church silverware, altar linen and related items.
Weekly work sessions - Friday and Monday mornings
Contact: the Churchwardens