Welcome

 

Peter Guinness

Hello and a very warm welcome to St Mark’s. We are a relaxed, family-centred, Anglican Church in the centre of Gillingham, and we would love to meet you - whether you’re new to the area, a student, a visitor or looking for a church.  We very much believe that the church is its people - a community of Christians who seek to love God, follow Jesus Christ, and be continually filled with the Holy Spirit as we meet together to worship, study the Bible, pray for and serve our town and beyond, and support one another.

         Peter Guinness (Retired)

Young boy waving flag during a serviceOur church family has a large number of children and young people, and we see that as a real privilege and make them a priority. We also hope that students will find a home with us. But whatever age you are, we would be delighted to see you and welcome you into our community. We have three locations; the church at the corner of the pedestrianised High Street and Canterbury Street, The Old Vicarage on Vicarage Road (6 minutes walk up Canterbury Street) and St Mary’s Island School.

 

We rejoice in the huge efforts of so many members who make this church in Gillingham a joy.  Please see the "Who's who" page in "About us".

 Services

Sunday

 10:30am Morning Service

A family-friendly service with worship, teaching and ministry.

First Sunday in the month - all-age worship together in church.

Other term-time Sundays: Children's church activities for 3s-14s meet in the Old Vicarage on Vicarage Road (6 minutes walk up Canterbury Street). There is a crèche for under 2s in the church.

Holy Communion each fortnight.

Free coffee and refreshments are served at the end of the service.

6:30pm

Evening Service

Worship, teaching and ministry, (and Holy Communion every fortnight).

The fourth Sunday in the month is a youth-led service, beginning with refreshments.

Wednesday

9:00am

said Holy Communion in the church. (Except the Wednesdays in August, and the Wednesday after Christmas Day & Easter Day.)

St Mary's Island ChurchSt. Mary's Island Church meets each Sunday at 11:00am in the St Mary's Island School Hall. It began as a partnership between three Christian denominations (CofE, Baptist and URC) and we welcome people of any denomination (or none) to our services, which on the most part are very informal and often interactive.

 

St Mary's Island CofE Primary School is a proud part of our community life and contribution.  Open here link to the School  St Mary's Island Primary School