St John the Baptist, East Markham is one of nine parish churches in the benefice known as The parish of The Rivers, Retford. This benefice and church are currently interregnum (without a vicar), but worship continues. The church is open most days to visitors.
Other parish churches in the benefice are : St Nicholas, Askham; St Peter, East Drayton; St Helen, Grove; St Peter Headon cum Upton; St Peter, Laneham; All Saints, Rampton; St Peter, Stokeham; St John the Baptist, Treswell. The benefice covers the communities of
Askham, Cottam, Darlton, Dunham on Trent, East Drayton, East Markham, Fledborough, Grove, Headon and Nether Headon, Laneham, Ragnall, Rampton, Rockley, Stokeham, Treswell, Upton, Whimpton Moor, Woodbeck and Woodcoates.