St Mark's Players

St Mark's Players is an amateur dramatic group formed in 1988 by a church member for the benefit of the community and to involve the local children giving them something to do on cold dark winter evenings and to instil a sense of family and team spirit. St Marks Players have gone from strength to strength providing annual entertainment in the form of Pantomimes, Music and Comedy Shows for the local community. Generations have trodden the boards with families being involved.

St Marks Players has now evolved into a very competent band of adult entertainers and annual shows are received enthusiastically by the local community. sadly the children's group of Players has now been disbanded as presently there is noone to lead it. Hopefully this may change in the future.

If you would like any further information please contact Janet Watson for enquiries

The Bell ringing group practise every Thursday and ring on a Sunday morning before the 10.30 am service. The group is now 8 strong and very accomplished . It is regarded as a Centre of Excellence and therefore the group actively encourages new members to join and tuition is given. There is a training room in the Bell Tower with a dumb bell where new ringers can learn the skill. There is also a set of handbells which are used for practice and demonstrations.

For more information on joining the group or training please contact Chris Jones.

The Mothers Union

There has been a Mothers' Union at St Marks Church for over one hundred years. The Mothers' Union group meet the second Monday of the month at 2.00 pm normally in the Parish and Community Centre but the venue does change from time to time depending on the nature of the meeting. The meetings vary from prayers to outings.

For more details please contact Pat Jessop by email.

Social and Fundraising Group


The Social and Fundraisers Group currently meets on a monthly basis to decide on and arrange various activities for the benefit of the church and the wider community.

We have a friendly, talented group at St Marks and our home made cakes are second to none!

Fundraisers in the past have included monthly Coffee Mornings, annual musical concerts with anything from Songs of Faith and Inspiration to popular and show songs, Pantomimes, Murder Mystery evenings, Ladies Pampering and Retail Therapy evenings, Spring and Christmas Flower Arranging evenings and Food Tasting evenings.

We have a resident music group that sings at church once as month and other groups which have sprung from this. Including the Memory Lane singers who provide entertainment at the annual Afternoon Tea Party and are also available for private functions.

Our Autumn Fayre boasted a number of interesting stalls where early Christmas presents could be purchased as well as home made cakes and desserts. Morning coffee and bacon butties were served and a particularly good steak and potato pie and peas together with vegetarian options for lunch.

Fundraisers take place in St Marks Church and in the Parish and Community Centre