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+ Welcoming All +
+ Worshipping God +
+ Reaching out to share His love + at the centre of everything we do at St Mark's.

Welcoming All.

“May God… help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, accept each other just as Christ accepted you.”
Romans 15.5-7 NLT 

We were all strangers once, welcomed into church for the first time. Someone saw Jesus in us, now it’s our turn. Come as you are, we would love to meet you. We gladly welcome and receive all who wish to share in our fellowship, join us in praise, or seek solace in our prayers. If you are young or old, an occasional visitor, regular attender, of a different tradition, or a complete sceptic, our door will be open to you.

St Mark's Church Building
St Mark's Processional Cross

Worshipping God.

“…wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it. Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ – the Message – have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives – words, actions, whatever – be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.”
Colossians 3.14-17 MSG

Worshipping God is our purpose; in spirit and in truth, in word and in deed, in action and in service. Our worship comes in a variety of forms with services ranging from formal to informal, peaceful to jubilant; sometimes the building is bursting at its seams, other times there will only be a quiet few. When faith is real, service is true, whether in St Mark’s or with our fellow churches, worship is also shown through action in our community; in local schools, scouting groups, care homes, neighbours’ homes and our own homes.

“Sing to the Lord all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise.”
1 Chronicles 16.23-25a NIV

Reaching out to share His love.

“Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.”
Mark 16.15

Not everyone will come up the hill, so we’ll have to take His love down the hill. We reach out with God’s love as pilgrim people, striving to stand beside you wherever you are – up or down the hill! We work to share the good news and the love of God with all people, building the family of Christ through action and prayer.

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
1 John 4.7-8

Stained glass window at St Mark's Church

God is personal and I have got to know him through my years at St Mark's. With the help of my friends, I can commune with Him despite all my failings. God's presence is all around, in the fabric, the music, and the members of our Christian family.

Tony Hopkins

St Mark's is a home from home. I love the congregation and choir, and the Vicar, Reader and Curate are lovely.

Elsie Nicholson

I have always enjoyed the variety of worship. I have made many friends over the years.

Robert Baker

I get great comfort from St Mark's. The people are kind and have been good to me.

I love being in the choir!


St Mark's is a place where you can go and be quiet and at peace.

St Mark's is an extended family. It's always been my lifeline. You're never alone; happy or sad the congregation will be by your side.

Denise Bailey
Church of England       Derby Diocese       Mercia Deanery