Welcome to St Mark's Dukinfield
St Mark's is an Anglican church. We are a growing, family-friendly group who would love to welcome you. Why not pop in one Sunday morning? Our main Sunday service starts at 10.30 am and afterwards, we gather in the hall for tea and coffee and catch up with one another's news. Here are some of the features of life at St Mark's:
- there's a special children's corner for little ones to play in during the service
- we arange a range of social events, trips and concerts
- We have Sunday School during Sunday morning worship
- we run a weekly Community Lunch Club on Tuesdays at 12.30 pm
- we run bible study groups and the Alpha Course
- Messy Church, a monthly craft-based family church aimed particularly at KS1 and KS2 children
- we have a Mothers' Union
- we host an annual Christmas Tree Festival (see separate page)
St Mark's was completed and consecrated in 1847. The church is dedicated to St Mark, one of the four gospel writers and one of Jesus' disciples. The symbol for St Mark is a winged lion representing the kingship of Jesus. Come and join us and together we make sense of following Jesus today in daily life.
Every Monday in term time, starting in church at 1:45 pm, Praise & Play. Our weekly toddler session for babies and children under 5 years.
Every Tuesday in term time 9:30 to 11:30 am in the hall. The Tuesday Group is intended for mums and those looking after young children.
Every Wednesday from 11:00 am (ends by 12:30 pm) Bible Study.
Saturday, 18 March at 7:30 pm: Arnfield Brass Spring Concert at St Mark's Church, Railway Street, Dukinfield. Tickets £5, including refreshments (or pay at the door). Contact Sandra Austin on 0161 330 7959; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, 19 March: Annual Meeting for St Marks. We will hold our Annual Meeting (called the Annual Parochial Church Meeting or APCM for short). The meeting will take place after a light lunch following our morning worship.
It's a time to reflect on what has happened at St Mark's during 2016 (Jan-Dec); we also receive the accounts for the year and elect people to various posts.
The elections are for the following:
- people to serve on the church council (PCC)
- people to serve as Sidespeople
- two people to serve as Church Wardens
- two people to represent this church on Deanery Synod
Please get involved. You can stand for election (please speak to somebody about the role first) or nominate someone else to be elected.
Saturday, 25 March: Pauline Clarke is oganising the annual Sponsored Walk. Details and sponsorship forms at the back of church.
Sunday, 26 March, 10:30 am, Mothering Sunday: Come and join this event to mark Mothering Sunday. We will have free flowers to hand out.
Monday, 27 March to Thursday 30 March: Experience Easter for the schools.
Saturday, 1 April, 10:30-12 noon: There will be an opportunity for adults to take part in Experience Easter.
Sunday, 9 April, 10:30-12 noon: Palm Sunday joint service at Dukinfield Methodist Church.
Easter Holiday Club will run during Holy Week commencing Monday, 10 April.
This is a mini-festival taking place for the first time in our Diocese at Capesthorne Hall.
There is a main stage with music, late night events around the camp fire, a market area and cafes and bars.
You can come for the day or camp!
We are getting sponsorship to help bring the price down to make it affordable. Please let Alison know if you fancy coming along.