About

History

St Mark's Shared church in its existing location was opened in 1982 and subsequently a new wing was added. It is a joint venture between the Church of England, Methodist and URC denominations. The church previously met in a hall in Saville Crescent and at that time St Mark's was part of Headley parish - is now a parish in its own right. As a LEP (Local Ecumenical Partnership), St Mark's welcomes people from a wide range of denominations or none. It is part of the Guildford Anglican diocese, the East Solent and Downs Methodist circuit and the Wessex URC synod. All meet together as a whole and united congregation. We all worship together and everyone is welcome.

In 2017 The Beacon was established as a Fresh Expressions church in the newer part of Bordon. St Marks and The Beacon have grown together and now, in 2022, operate as a combined church providing outreach to the local area eg Lego Heroes and Cafe Church as well as holiday lego activities and The Good Grub club. We pray that this new church will be a resource to the developing town centre long into the future, serving those who live, work and visit this amazing place.


“A heart for God and a heart for Bordon - Love, Joy, Hope"

Ministerial Team

Rev Iain Robertson

Rev Iain Robertson was licensed as Leader of St Marks and The Beacon on 12th October 2021. He was previously the Team Vicar at The Church of the Holy Spirit, Southway in Plymouth. He is a west county boy, born and bred in the working class town of Shepton Mallet. He became a Christian when he was 25. His conversion story is a powerful account of the loving Grace of God coming into the life of a troubled man. He has been in ministry now for 16 years and he enjoys sharing his faith with us all.

Mavis Pritchard

Mavis, with approval of the ECC, undertook the Diocese Leading Worship Course in 2016 and has led a number of services since. She is also appointed by the ECC as Safeguarding Officer for the Church. Mavis spent her working life as a member of the Women's Royal Naval Service for 23 years retiring as a Warrant Officer and as a Trustee of the Naval Christian Fellowship, then had 12 years as a Constable with Surrey Police moving to Liss on retirement in 2007. Mavis enjoys her two cats, walking, volunteering for a Labrador rescue charity, reading and meeting up with friends and family.


URC queries may be directed to our elder, Faith Thomas.

Methodist queries may be directed to our Stewards, Derek & Dawn Beesley.

Visiting Methodist and RC clergy hold services in St Marks.



Christianity

A link to an interesting website exploring Christianity from the basics to a deeper level.

Data Protection

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