Holy Communion, Mass, Lord's Supper, Eucharist - what is it?



Since the earliest days of the Apostles, Christian people have gathered together for worship, remembering Jesus by the sharing of bread and  wine. This act of worship has many names: the Lord's Supper, Holy Communion, Eucharist, the Mass.


Every member of the Church has a part in each service they attend. The service is not something that is 'performed' by robed professionals in front of an audience. We each bring to the service the experiences, concerns and hopes that are uniquely our own. We pray for God's strength and guidance, and in the Communion receive the assurance of God's love.   Photos: Peter Downham

Regular Worship:


   8.00 am Holy Communion (said)

   9.30 am Parish Communion (sung)

   9.30  am  Sunday Club (children up to 11-12 years)


   Suspended until further notice


  10.00 am Holy Communion

Followed by light refreshments after the service

St Mark's uses the New Common Worship form

of service and  Anglican Hymns Old & New.

The Church is open:

Monday - Friday 10.30am - 11.30am for private prayer and Stewards are on duty to offer advice and wedding and baptism forms.

Children's WorshipThe Sunday Club


The Sunday Club meets at 10.30 am on Sundays during term-time. The children join the congregation at the beginning of the service then enjoy group activities in a side room until they return for a blessing and to show us the results of their activities before the final hymn.

Children in church

Children are welcome at all our services.  For children who may need entertaining there is a children's corner with soft toys, books and activities at the back of the church, near the coffee counter. 

Weddings, Baptisms and Confirmation:

Please contact the Vicar to discuss your plans and requirements      01642 482896

For more details visit these special pages



Special services - in thanksgiving for the life of a loved one,

renewal of wedding vows, personal confessions

by arrangement with the Vicar