The congregation at St. Mark’s originated in people's homes in Beechwood West, before moving to a builders’ hut and then the Community Centre when that opened in October 1976. The membership has always been of an ecumenical nature and continued to be so when the present building was opened in October 1981.
St. Mark’s Church stands in open ground just off Beechwood Avenue, next to Hillview School. It has an adaptable worship area, but no separate space for meetings.
St. Mark’s is a welcoming congregation with an enthusiasm for singing and worship. Music is provided by a fellowship of regular players - piano, electric guitar, two recorders and singer. The style of hymns is both traditional and modern. Preachers are mainly from the ministry and lay local team within the Parish, although visiting preachers may occasionally lead the worship.
The Church of England regards St. Mark's as the Parish Church of Hallwood Parish.