The work of St Mark's Church continues, even more so during these dificult times. Please continue to support the work of St. Mark's Church.
If you are unable to attend church at present please send your contribution through St. Mark's Just Giving page.
Please remember to tick the GiftAid box if you wish us to reclaim the tax on your gift. You can make a single gift or arrange to make a monthly donation.
Shop online and support St Mark's Church
EasyFundRaising has discount deals with over 4,400 online suppliers. Join the service and nominate St Mark's PCC as the charity that you support - it's free!
Over 4,400 online websites including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S, Plusnet, Sky and Vodaphone donate between up to 5% of the value of your purchases to help maintain St. Mark's church. The donations are taken from their 'mark-up' - they don't cost you a penny extra!
To join the service, sign up to EasyFundRaising and download a small app that will alert you whenever you visit a website that supports the service. That's virtually all you need do.
The website will automatically donate a small percentage of the value of your shopping basket - at no cost to you - and pass it to your nominated charity.
New Flat roof on the meeting room
The old roof was completely resurfaced at the beginning of November. The new improved roof incorporates a layer of thermal insulation and is finished with a plastic polymer resin which will far outlast the previous mineral felt covering. The total cost was around £10,000 as budgeted.
Floor coverings - After the roof, new floor coverings were laid in the man hall and in the smaller 'coffee bar' room. The new meeting room already has a new floor.
Sale of pews - when GiftAid was added in, the recent sale of pine pews raised over £600.
New Meeting Room
The White House
Major building improvements
We have raised and spent over £54,000 during the lock-down period. While the building has been standing unused we have siezed the opportunity to complete a wide range of improvements.
New heating system
A new small meeting room
New windows and toilets
Flat roof replaced over new meeting room
New floor covering in the Main Hall, Small Hall (Coffee Bar) and entrance
The work continues:
As funds become available we plan to:
Install a new kitchen £10,000
Decorate the two main halls & new light fittings (£13,000)
- Improve wheelchair access and resurface the drive/parking area
Paint the outside
We already have over £1,000 in the 'kitty' towards the £10,000 for a 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.
Sign up to our Easy Fund Raising scheme. When you purchase from any of 4400 online retailers and services, they will donate a small percentage of the value of your 'basket' to St. Mark's PCC. It costs you nothing! Sign up to our 'Silent Army of Fundraisers as you as you shop online.
If you prefer to make a BACS transfer, please email the church treasurer for our bank details.
Please check with group leaders during the Covid-19 restrictions
Al Anon: Mondays, 10.00am
Healthy Fit: Wednesdays 5.00pm & Fridays 6.00pm
Sing Song Community Choir: Alternate Saturdays -
Slimming Mondays 9.30am -
World: Bridget - 07429 624987
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
The Most Reverend Stephen Cottrell was enthroned as the 98th Archbishop of York. 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.
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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