St John the Baptist, East Markham is one of nine parish churches in the benefice known as The parish of The Rivers, Retford. The Rector is The Revd Canon Bronwen Gamble who was appointed on 22 October 2018. 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.