The Most Reverend Stephen Cottrell was enthroned as the 98th Archbishop of York at a service of Evensong on Sunday 18 October at York Minster during choral evensong.

Archbishop Stephen said: “I am delighted and humbled to be the 98th Archbishop of York. I have begun my ministry at a time of huge hardship and challenge and at the moment Covid19 is having a particularly devastating impact in the north.

“As Archbishop Stephen took his oath on the York Gospels, he placed his hand over gospels that have survived over a thousand years.

Click the links for a full report and photo gallery and to see a short  video introducing Archbishop Stephen


New Meeting Room

New Toilets

The White House

Major building improvements


We have raised and spent over £45,000 during the lock-down period. While the building has been standing unused during the Covid-19 lock-down we have siezed the opportunity complete a wide range of improvements.

  • New heating system

  • A new small meeting room

  • New windows

  • New toilets

The work continues. As funds become available we plan to:

  • Install a new kitchen £10,000

  • Replace the floor coverings in all halls (£10,000)

  • Repair the flat roof over the small hall (£10,000)

  • Decorate the two main halls & new light fittings (£13,000)

  • Improve wheelchair access

  • Resurface the drive/parking area

  • Paint the outside

We already have over £6500 in the 'kitty' towards the next phase of the work.  The halls have been measured for new floor coverings and plans are in hand  for the new kitchen. Please help if you can. There is still a long way to go and we need all the help we can get in order to create a building we can all be proud of.

The church has a Just Giving page. Please  support this essentIal work which benefits so many of Marske's community groups.

If you prefer to make a BACS transfer, please email the church treasurer for our bank details.

Regular Meetings: 

Please check with group leaders during the 'lockdown' restrictions

Al Anon:       Mondays, 10.00am

Healthy Fit: Wednesdays 5.00pm & Fridays 6.00pm

Sing  Song Community Choir: Alternate Saturdays -

Slimming     Mondays 9.30am - Bridget 07429 624987

       World:    Mondays 3.30pm - 5.30pm - 7.30pm - Julie 07989 673359

Tai Chi:         Fridays 9.30am


Take Heart: Tuesdays 9.30am & Thursdays 6.30pm

Weight Watchers: Thursdays 9.00am

Yorkshire Countrywomen's Association:  Monthly 2nd Tuesday 1.00pm

The White House is available to hire for your community or charity event as well as for functions such as children's parties, weddings, family celebrations and regular meetings.

Enquiries: Mrs. K Callaghan - 07412 656492


Lynne Tembey appointed a Lay Canon

Mrs Lynne Tembey, wife of St Mark's Vicar, David, has been appointed a Lay Canon and Prebendary of York Minster for a period of 5 years. We  congratulate Lynne on her appointment, and offer her our support as we pray for her in her new role.

Wikipedia tells us that a Lay Canon is responsible  for sharing the Chapter's responsibility for the governance, oversight and leadership of the Cathedral and for providing external perspectives on the Cathedral and for ensuring proper governance in all areas of Chapter's work. As a Prebendary, perhaps Lynne can look forward to sitting in one of the Prebendal Stalls at the back of York Minster's choir stalls.

The new Lay Canons at York Minster were collated by the Archbishop of York oin 11th September, swearing traditional oaths in a ceremony, conducted in line with Church of England and Government requirements for physical distancing, at York Minster on 10th September. The new Lay Canons: Claire Townson, Nimble Thompson, Lynne Tembey OBE (extreme right) and Alan Dunsmore. (Photo by Duncan Lomax)

Time to sign up  . . . now! 


Can you serve? Confirmed members of the congregation are invited to assist at

the communion table, to help with home communion, or to serve by joining the

bible reading or prayers rota. Contact the Vicarage to discuss how you might help.


David Tembey, Vicar

 Tel: 01642 482896 or send an email via the CONTACT button at the foot of the page 

Sunday Services:

    8.00 am Holy Communion (said)

  10.00 am Family Communion (sung)

Weekday Services:


   Mon:   7.00 pm Holy Communion 

   Wed: 10.00 am Holy Communion


Seasonal services are held at Christmas, Easter and throughout the year

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Weekly Worship resumes

on Sundays & Wednesdays

There is a single Sunday Service at 9.00am during the current restrictions.

Wednesday morning services have resumed at 10.00am. as usual.

National guidelines require a number of changes to our customs and practices, please be guided by the ChurchWardens and staff.

The church will not be open for private prayer Monday - Friday in order to comply with the requirement for a 72 hour gap between services. We look forward to welcoming you back to St. Mark's.

Weddings & Baptisms: please contact the Vicar (01642 482896)

Funerals: please consult your funeral director.