Church of England Diocese of Worcester St. Mark in the Cherry Orchard Worcester

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Toilets are located in church and in the church hall. There are facilities for those with limited mobility in both venues

Baby Changing Facilities in both venues

Bicycles can be attached to railings

If you use the car park, there are three ways to enter both church and the church hall. It you have a child's buggy or pram or you have mobility problems and can't managed steps, there is access to the hall from the bottom of the car park.

You can either walk up steps into the church or there is an access ramp that can be approached from Orchard Street.

There are facilities in the church and in the church hall for those in wheel chairs or with limited mobility. The hall can be accessed off the cycle/footpath via the bottom of the car park

The car park can be accessed by turning off Bath Rd opposite the Co-op, left into Orchard Street and left again on to the car park. Post code is WR5 3DW

There is an access ramp that is approached from Orchard Street for those with wheel chairs, pushchairs or with limited mobility

The hearing loop is in operation for all services and there is also one with Bluetooth in the church hall

We have Braille hymn books

Most orders of service are available in large print as are hymn books

All dogs are made most welcome


Our Building


Music and Worship

Occasional concerts are held in church.

A friendly group of the congregation meet each Wednesday morning at 10am. The service lasts approximately 30 minutes and is followed by refreshments


Groups, Courses and Activities

ICT (In Church Together) is free and meets in the church hall at 3.30pm on the 1st Thursday of most months. The group is for all ages and under 5s must be accompanied by an adult. Children are offered arts and crafts and regularly design artwork for display in the church. The afternoon includes refreshments and finishes at 5pm.

Rainbows, Brownies and Guides meet each Tuesday from 5pm onwards. Please see web site for individual group times

From 2pm until approx. 3pm, a new group meets in the church hall to bring together anyone and everyone in and around St Marks and St Peters areas. It will be held in the Church Hall on the first Tues of each month except January and August. No charge, we just ask for a donation towards refreshments. We are planning to engage speakers from time to time as funds allow. Please just pop in - ladies and gents of all ages invited.

Zumba on a Wednesday afternoon
Martial Arts on Wednesday evenings
Dance class most Saturday early evenings

Rainbows, Brownies and Guides meet each Tuesday from 4,45pm onwards. Please see web site for individual group times

St Marks supports Maggs and The Trussell Trust with donations of clothes and food from time to time

Come and join us on the first Tues of each month for a new community get together 2 - 3pm with refreshments

A pre-school group uses the church hall every weekday morning during term time

Rainbows, Brownies and Guides meet each Tuesday from 5pm onwards. Please see web site for individual group times


Help for Visitors

Owing to logistics, the church is only open during and for a short while after services. If you would like to look round at any time, please contact Jan Vale, PCC Secretary, in the first instance (01905 351392).


Other Features

We support the Worcester Foodbank

The church hall is available for private parties at weekends and during the day in the school holidays; many and varied groups meet in the hall at other times - please see www.stmarksworcester.wordpress.com for photographs and a full list of users. The hire charge includes heat and light at all times and is £12 per hour. There is a large, well equipped kitchen included in the hire charge and if you plan an Afternoon Tea event, we can even loan the china. There is quite a large garden area for use during fine weather. Please direct all enquiries, whether to book or view the hall, to Val Phillips 01905 358637 or Jan Vale 01905 351392.