Church of England Diocese of Chichester Holbrook, Saint Mark

These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.

Tuesday

Holbrook Heart Cafe

Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. for 2hr

St Mark's Lane
Horsham

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Update 29th September 2020
The cafe is now closed again until we can safely open up indoors.
We're sorry that we can't continue at the moment, and will update again as and when things change.

Update 20th July 2020
The cafe has re-opened on a TAKE-AWAY basis between 9am and 11am on Tuesdays through the summer.
There will be a reduced menu, but we'll still offer you some delicious cakes!
A one-way queue will operate from the car park to the serving table, which will be outside the hall entrance.
Please do bring something to sit on if you wish to stay on the church grounds, but be aware that neither the church or hall will be available.
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Tea, coffee, light breakfast, and home-made cakes are served between 9am and 11am, all free of charge.
Toys are available for pre-school children to play with.
Everybody, of all ages is very welcome to come along – bring a friend !

Refreshments Family Friendly Coffee morning Event held in a Church
Sunday

Holy Communion

Every Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

St Mark's Lane
Horsham

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Please note that during this current time, the service will be shorter than usual, with no singing.
The necessary hygiene and social distancing will be observed, and there may be a queue when you arrive, so do arrive in good time.
If you are unable to attend, we are live streaming our services. Please follow the link to our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZwI2pihGL9Cpdn8D_mnumw/featured

We have traditional Holy Communion at 8:30am with formal structure, using liturgy and organ music from the Church of England tradition, with the opportunity for refreshments after the service.

Live streamed service Morning Worship/Prayer Hymns Organ Gluten-free communion Eucharist/Holy Communion
Wednesday

Book of Common Prayer Morning Worship

Every Wednesday at 9:45 a.m.

St Mark's Lane
Horsham

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Please be aware that the service will feel different at the present time, as there will be no singing, and refreshments will not be available.
The necessary hygiene and social distancing will be observed, and there may be a queue when you arrive, so do arrive in good time.
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This is a long-established mid-week service, with hymns, supported by approximately 25 people who appreciate the rich tradition and liturgy of the BCP. The service is led by a Vicar or Reader. One Wednesday each month is a service of Holy Communion; all others are Morning Prayer. There are refreshments and opportunities for pastoral care after each service.

Hymns Book of Common Prayer
Sunday

Sunday Live Streaming of Sunday Services at 8:30am and 10:30am

Every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. for 1hr

St Mark's Lane
Horsham

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We are live streaming our services every week via our YouTube channel.
Go to our website www.stmarksholbrook.org.uk and follow the link

Live streamed service Recorded service Morning Worship/Prayer

Mini Mark's

In January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Every Third Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. for 45m

St Mark's Lane
Horsham

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We are delighted to invite parents, grandparents and carers with babies and little children under-five and the Mini-Mark's Team, to get together. As of 17th March, this will be held in the church again; please arrive from 1.15pm, for 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Join us for fun altogether with action & percussion songs, a Bible story and prayers. There'll be time to chat in small groups in breakout rooms, each hosted by someone from the Mini-Mark's Team. Craft and colouring will be emailed for you to download, print and have fun colouring and sticking at home. As space is limited, both the team and families need to please pre-book your place using Eventbrite. Email Karen Park for more information: [email protected]

When held in church
Please do not attend if anyone in your household is showing symptoms of COVID-19: a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, or if you have been advised to isolate following contact tracing.

Social distancing within and outside church will be essential seats will be reserved in rows with a 2-metre gap between rows and 3 empty chairs left between you and the next person in a row, if you are not in the same bubble. The balcony will only be used if necessary, if so in alternate rows only.

Please arrive from 1.15pm to allow time for a 2-metre socially distanced queue for entry into church, use of hand sanitiser and being shown to your reserved seats before the service starts at 1.30pm. Toilet facilities will be available.

Parents and carers will be responsible for ensuring children maintain social distancing, we will do what we can to help you with 2-metre footprints and lines to follow. You are welcome to bring your pram/pushchair/car seat/ booster seat into church. Windows and doors will be kept open for good ventilation, so please bring warm tops with you, and covers for little ones.

We are sorry that at present we will not be able to serve lunch, cakes or refreshments and there will not be any toys or singing, but we will enjoy Bible stories, prayers, listening to songs and joining in with easily cleaned percussion shakers and non-energetic actions.

As numbers are limited please pre-book your free tickets using Eventbrite and we will specially reserve seats for you.
mini-marks.eventbrite.co.uk

Mini-Mark’s will be considerably shorter than usual but having not met since February, the joy of meeting together to worship will be extraordinary.

Please contact us if you have any questions.
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Mini-Mark's welcomes all babies, under-fives, parents, grandparents and carers, with a buffet lunch, homemade cakes, toys and a baby play area.

Little children, babies and adults have fun exploring interactive Bible stories through play, craft, action songs, percussion and creative prayer activities in a fun, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
​All Free.​
Meets monthly on a Wednesday 12.30pm - 2.30pm in St Mark's Church on:

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Parents and toddlers Pre-school club Event held in a Church

Cafe Praise

In January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November. Every Sunday at 7 p.m. for 1hr 15m

St Mark's Lane
Horsham

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Cafe Praise will continue via Zoom and not in the church for the time being.
We will begin our new series 'Hebrews: Jesus - Simply the Best' on Sunday 2 May.
The following meetings will take place on 16 May, 6 and 20 June, 4 and 18 July.

An informal evening service which usually takes place on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month – not during Lent, August or December. The café opens at 7pm with smoothies and hot drinks, cakes and biscuits. The service begins at 7.30 and lasts approximately an hour. Music is modern in style, prayer is informal and there is a talk on a biblical text with a relevant theme for living in 21st Century Britain. The atmosphere is relaxed. We sit around tables in a contemporary cafe atmosphere.

Singing Worship band Refreshments Evening Worship/Prayer
Sunday

Sunday Worship Together

Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

St Mark's Lane
Horsham

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Please be aware that the service will feel different at the present time, as there will be no singing. Face to c=face children's work has restarted, and please check the church website for the latest details.
The necessary hygiene and social distancing will be observed, and there may be a queue when you arrive, so do arrive in good time.
If you are unable to attend, our services are live streamed. To follow please this link:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZwI2pihGL9Cpdn8D_mnumw/featured
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An informal service with a contemporary music group, with a flexible structure, in depth Bible teaching and Holy Communion once a month. Partway through the service our younger members have the opportunity to leave and take part in age appropriate groups, to learn and grow in their faith in creative and energetic ways.
​- All Sundays are Morning Worship, with the exception of third Sundays which are services with Holy Communion. All Age Services take place during the school holidays.

Live streamed service Morning Worship/Prayer Music Worship band Family Friendly Sunday School / Organised Children's Activities Youth Group