The church organises various events throughout the year including exhibitions, social events and fundraisers for church or for charities.
Over the years events have included a Crib Fest, Angel Fest, a Teddy Bears Picnic, and an Everest Climb. We have held successful Summer Fetes, Christmas Coffee mornings and lots more. Currently we are selling jigsaws in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association during the winter months.
St Mark’s Church believes it is important to support the work of charities. We try to give the equivalent of 13% of our planned income to a variety of charities each year. We achieve this by having a wide selection of events. Ranging from concerts, Lent Lunches, Harvest suppers, quizzes to retiring collections in church. We hold a Christmas Eve Christingle and we go Carol Singing at Oxenholme railway station.
Our Everest Challenge was suggested by our curate. He volunteered to climb the height of Everest by using the steps up our church tower. He climbed the tower steps 500 times, all within eight days. The money raised was split between the church and International Nepal Fellowship.
Most months except during the summer school holidays, we hold a charity fund-raising coffee morning. This is usually on a Thursday morning after the mid-week communion service.
For more information about forthcoming social events please look at the What’s on page on this site or visit our Facebook page. A link to our Facebook account can be found below, or contact us and we can supply you with all the details.