Due to the latest Church of England advice regarding the Covid 19 outbreak we have unfortunately and with great sadness had to take the difficult decision to postpone all our regular services and events with immediate effect. We also need to point out that it is no longer possible for you to  come into church to say a private prayer.

Although the Church building is closed the Church itself is still Alive and praying for everyone. Live streaming on St Marks's facebook page  Monday and Wednesday 9.00am morning prayer. And on Sundays 10.00 am Holy Communion.

You can take part in services by accessing our live streaming link on this page or on the Home Page

Altenatively Click the link below to go to St Marks Facebook page (you will need a facebook account)


Services for Holy Week

Palm Sunday:  Click Here for Order of Service Sheet. (This service can now be found on Facebook)

Monday Theme - destruction of the Temple Click Here for Order of Service Sheet

Tuesday Evening Prayer 6.30pm both churches, Holy Communion-theme -  dramatised stories of the women (by Rev Jan Sargent) Click Here for Service Sheet

Wednesday 9am St Marks Morning Prayer 6.30pm both churches, Holy Communion - Taize

Maundy Thursday 9am St Johns Morning Prayer 6.30pm both churches Holy Communion with washing of feet and stripping of the altar

Good Friday 10am Multi-sensory Stations of the the Cross- join in at home, Click Here for Order of Service Sheet. 2pm Good Friday Liturgy including veneration of the cross and Holy Communiion, 6.30pm both churches Evening Prayer

Holy Saturday 9am both churches, Morning Prayer, 9.30am at the tomb in silence, 6.30pm Evening Prayer

Easter Sunday 5.30am both churches, Easter Dawn vigil - lighting of the fire, Blessing of the Paschal Candle, Renewal of baptismal vows, Holy Communion, 10am both churches, All age service - Non Eucharistic.


On a more happy note Rev'd Janet Sargent was licensed on Tuesday 17th March and is now officially Associate Priest to the Benefice. We are extremely pleased to that she has joined St Marks and St Johns.

 General Information on Services when St Marks is not in Lockdown.

St Marks Church is generally medium to high Anglican in faith with the celebrant usually being robed.  Every Sunday is a Holy Communion service starting at 11.00am.  The second Sunday each month is generally a 'Family Service' slightly less formal, with powerpoint and music group.
St Marks is particularly proud of its involvement with music. There is a music group with guitars and keyboard which play and sing at the family service each month and encourage the use of popular music in the church service. The music group are also available for specific fund raising events and concerts and these have proved to be very popular with the local church community.
The church has a good working organ and talented organist.  Church services which are not family services usually contain a range of new and traditional hymns using Hymns Ancient and Modern accompanied by the organ.  The family services are less formal and follow a theme. Here the hymns are generally modern and the Gloria whilst said at the formal service is sung in a lively manner at the family service.
The family services are always popular and generally well attended.

Regular Services when Regular Service resumes.In the meantime Keep Positive, Keep Praying, Keep Phoning friends and relatives, Keep Active. We can get through this!

  • At the present time and taking into account the partnership which now is in existence with St Johns Church Golcar, the following cycle of services has been established.
  • 1st Sunday Parish Communion at 11.00 am
  • 2nd Sunday Family Service with Music Group and Communion at 11.00 am
  • 3rd Sunday Parish Communion at 11.00 am
  • 4th Sunday Parish Communion at 11.00 am
  • 5th Sunday Parish Communion at 11.00 am (on occasions shared service with St Johns)
  • Morning Prayer 9.00 am on Monday and Wednesdays at St Marks Longwood, Tuesday and Thursdays at St Johns Golcar
  • Midweek Holy Communion Tuesdays at 6.30 pm at St Marks Longwood
Our Diocese of Leeds news can be found here: www.leeds.anglican.org/content/e-news  and  www.leeds.anglican.org/content/leeds-diocesan-news



 Please consider what you might do during Lent to prepare for Easter, something environmental might be a good idea.



Please continue to pray for the life of the church in Longwood, especially for growth.

Almighty God, who calls all creation to grow into your loving kingdom.Inspire us by your Holy Spirit so we draw new people into our churches, grow closer to you and increase our service to the world. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen