Whatever your skills and personality, there is a place here where you can get involved and make a difference! We aim to help every member of St Mark's find a healthy balance of giving and receiving, contributing to each others' needs by doing the things they are passionate about and gifted for. Finding the place where you can best use your gifts and talents is often a process of trial and error, so we encourage people to have a go and then try something else if it doesn't work.
There are opportunities in every area of the church's life - from our outreach ministries in the local community, to the many courses and events that happen mid-week, as well as to those that make Sunday services happen. If you already know what area you'd be interested in, then please approach the relevant ministry leader or any member of their team, or a staff member on duty. Alternatively, see below for a number of ministries that are currently recruiting new volunteers:
Please complete the application form below or contact Hayley Smith in the church office.
Foodbank Team (Midweek)
Hospitality Team (Midweek)
Night Shelter Team (Midweek)
Prison Ministries Team (Midweek)
Rise & Shine Team (Midweek)
Children's Church Team (Sunday)
Prayer Team (Sunday)
Production Team (Sunday)
Welcome Team (Sunday)
Youth Team (Sunday)
Virtually every event or course run at St Mark’s involves food. This may be hot drinks and a snack for a small meeting, or a 3-course meal for an Alpha Launch or Fundraising Dinner. Eating together as we meet as God’s family is an important part of the ministry of St Mark’s, and catering for this is an essential service to us all.
Do you like cooking or baking? Would you be able to cook a dish for our freezer? We are always on the look-out for cooks, bakers or for people to serve the food. And after any meal… there is washing up! Most courses take place on midweek evenings, and so if you would like to be involved in this vital ministry contact Sam.
Night Shelter Team
St Mark’s Night Shelter runs on Wednesday evenings through the winter months – from early November to early April – in partnership with Glass Door Homeless Charity and six other churches in Wandsworth. We provide a warm, safe and welcoming shelter for up to 30 guests each week who receive a hot 3-course evening meal and breakfast in the morning.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help either on Wednesday evenings (6.00-9.30pm though possibility of arriving later) and/or Thursday mornings (6.30-7.30am), once or twice a month from the start of November. Wednesday evening volunteers will help prepare the meal and tables, eat with the guests, and wash up at the end of the evening. Thursday morning volunteers will wash up breakfast items and reset the room ready for events in the hall later that morning.
Volunteering at the Night Shelter is a great opportunity to offer practical support for our homeless community as well as a listening ear and prayer for guests over dinner. This year our pre-season training session will be taking place on Wednesday 31 October, though if you can’t make this date you’re still very welcome to join the team! If you’d like to get involved or for more information please get in touch with Rosie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remarkables is St Mark's children's church, which runs on Sundays during the 9.30am and 11.15am services. We have lots of new families joining our church and as a result are presently particularly in need of team in our groups for children aged 2, 3 and 10-11. For further details, or to come and see us in action, please contact Elaine.
Joining a prayer team is a great opportunity to unite together in prayer before the service asking for God's Spirit to move in power, grow together in using the gifts of the Spirit in a safe environment and to pray for people after the service. It is always such a privilege to see God speaking to and ministering to people each week! The commitment involves coming early for the service and being around to pray for people at the end of the service once a month. If you have any questions or are interested in finding out more, contact Anneliese.
We are always looking for new people to join our vibrant worship and production team.
We currently have a particular need for sound desk operators who could serve at our three Sunday services and occasionally at midweek events.
The sound desk operator’s role involves setting up the sound equipment before the service, mixing and balancing the sound during the worship band’s rehearsal and during a service, and putting the equipment away after the service. They are also responsible for recording and copying the sermon, which is later uploaded to the website.
Full training is available for all new team members; and it’s a great way to learn new skills and get to know more of the church family. For more info please contact Tom.
Have you experienced a warm welcome at the doors of a church? A friendly and genuine welcome is so important. We are looking for more people to join our welcome teams for all three Sunday services. The teams make it possible for us to greet people warmly and help them feel at home; steward the congregation before and during the services; and provide assistance and information for those visiting. We are also looking for volunteers to help us on Reception on a Sunday morning, taking enquiries and helping with the bookstall. For more information, and to join a team, please e-mail Natalie.