About Us

A warm welcome awaits you at St Marks; find out more about our church, its history in the community, the services we offer and upcoming events.

St Marks is a quiet, calm church in a modern world that is full of stress and bustle. For those interested in architecture, it’s worth a visit – but when filled with the members of the church, the character of the building changes. A church is more than bricks and stone and a warm and friendly reception awaits any who enters our doors.

The parish church of St Marks has been present on the edge of the common in Pennington since 1859. A grade II listed building designed by the architect Charles Edward Giles, the church of St Marks replaced a smaller chapel on the same site to serve a growing community in and around Pennington village. It has been largely unchanged since it’s original construction, barring the addition of a choir vestry in 1933 and an enlargement of the Lady chapel in 1948.

Our Sunday morning services follow the same pattern each week:

8am – ‘Said’ Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer

10am – on the first and third Sunday of the month join us for a contemporary communion service with hymns and a sermon. On the every other Sunday of the month at 10am we have Morning Praise, a non-eucharistic informal service.

Safeguarding: St Mark's PCC has adopted the House of Bishops' 'Promoting a Safer Church'. Full details of our safeguarding policy and safeguarding contacts can be found on our website. https://site.penningtonchurch.uk/legal/safeguarding/