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 Kateryn Florez in the church office.
Sound & Visuals
Remarkables is St Mark's children's church, that 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
We are very blessed with a chef and others in the congregation who can cater for these events, however we are always on the look-out 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 email@example.com.
This team helps to man the Reception desk before and after the Sunday services. You'll be manning the bookstall and responding to enquiries from the congregation, and visitors.
Would suit someone who already knows a bit about St Mark's, and its various ministries; and who is comfortable handling money. Contact Sarah for more information.
Sound and visuals operators are a valued part of our wider Worship Team; and critical to the smooth running of our Sunday services and events.
The visuals operator displays songs during sung worship; and manages presentations and video clips in collaboration with the sound desk operator. 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.
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. If you are part of the 6pm congregation, perhaps you would help us by welcoming in the morning services, or vice versa. For more information, and to join a team, please e-mail Rosie.
inhabit is our youth ministry, which meets on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings for food, fun, fellowship, teaching and worship! Join us in growing young disciples and having fun together! Contact Joel for more information.