Facilities and features
There currently one toilet. (There are plans to put in 2 more)
A Small car Park directly outside the Church. There is an over-spill car park on hard standing, but is not tarmaced.
Small Car Park is at the top of the drive and always available for casual visitors. There is a ramp as well as steps up to the Church building.
Ramp from the Car Park.
There is a portable ramp for wheelchair use into the church.
There are large print Reading sheets at our main Sunday Worship. Large Print Bible available.
Will always be welcome
Music and Worship
There is an active Ringing group with practice on Tuesday nights.
There are also six bells, struck by Taylor's of Loughborough and range from D at 7.5cwt to F at 18.5cwt. They are rung each Sunday, for weddings and funerals, and by visiting bands of ringers. .
St Mark’s houses the earliest 3 manual organ still surviving in the Diocese of Derby. It was one of the last instruments whose design and construction (in 1870) was personally supervised by Joseph W Walker, founder of the organ-building firm in London. The instrument is described as ‘state of the art’ in the book ‘Historic Organs in Derbyshire’ by Rodney Tomkins, formerly organ adviser to the Derby Diocese, and survives without radical alteration. It is used at regular, weekly services and on other occasions.
Evensong on the 1st Sunday Evening at 18.00. This is normally Sung, with a small choir in attendance.
The Choir is an enthusiastic group of all ages.
They sing at our main Sunday Service at 10.45 each Sunday, and a few come to Evensong on the 1st Sunday.
There is a Choir Practice every Friday night starting at 19.30.
The Choir is robed except for our Family Service where they join the congregation.
Groups, Courses and Activities
There is a monthly Bible Study Group in Church. Contact Vicar for next meeting