Contact Details

Current contact details whilst the office is not physically staffed at all times:

Telephone: 07979 788601
(We are doing our best to ensure urgent calls to this number are responded to as quickly as possible. Please leave a message if your call is not answered.)

(Please use this for any queries related to the current running of the church and requests for help.)

St Mark’s Parish Church
Alma Road

The church is normally open from around 8.30am until dusk each day, although this varies on Sunday when early and late services are held. The exact hours may vary, so please check if you are unsure.

Those listed below can be contacted via the Parish Office - the core office hours are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am - 1pm

Office Telephone: 01737 210785 (there is an answer machine which is checked periodically outside of the core office hours)

Email: (this is monitored outside of the core office hours)

Note: We are now able to accept payments using credit and debit card.

Church Matters:

Reverend Martin Colton - Vicar - Email:


Mrs Louise Wallis

Mr Ben Read

Parochial Church Council:

Treasurer: Mr Brian Rowbotham 

Secretary: Mr Terrence Hancock

Organist & Choirmaster:

Mr Terrence Hancock 

Choir Practice – Thursday at 7pm

Youth Co-ordinator & Chums Youth Group:

Mrs Susannah Dyde 

Junior Church Contact:

Mrs Leonora Corden 

Church Hall Bookings:

All new enquiries to the office as above.

Existing regular bookings:

Mrs Jean Hatton – 01737 765759


Groups & Clubs:

SMART (St Mark's Afternoon Retirement Team)

Mrs Sarah Cousins

SMOAT (St Mark’s Overseas Aid Trust):

Mr Harry Ingram 

Mrs Barbara Perkins

St Mark’s Church Flower Rota:

Mrs Valerie Jones 

St Mark’s Community Lunch:

Mrs Angela Daniels 

Mrs Alison Stagg 

St Mark’s Parish Magazine:

Advertising: Mrs Jane Artis 


Coordination: Mrs Helen Starmer


Distribution: Mrs Jenny Toye