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.

It is now however possible to come into church for private prayer. St Marks Church will be open from 11.00 am until 12 midday from Sunday 21st June and also on Wednesdays between 11.00 am and 12 midday.  Please observe social distancing guidelines, handsanitizer will be available but it would be helpful to bring your own. It will not at the moment be possible to access the toilet.

Although the Church building is closed for full services,  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.


Sunday 12th July Holy Communion service  (Trinity 5) On line service starts at 10.00 am please click here to access service sheet which includes hymns to sing!

God Bless


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)


If you have missed any services and wish to view them please click: https://www.stjohnschurchgolcar.org/index.php/video-gallery  (thanks to James at St Johns Golcar for creating this link.)


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 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