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About St Mark's Church

St. Mark’s Church is situated in Herston which forms the western part of Swanage. St. Mark’s Church congregation is drawn from various parts of Swanage but, nevertheless, it has a strong identity as the local ‘village’ church at Herston and this is reflected by the local community through the number of Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals that take place.

To find out more about St Mark's Church click the links on the left.

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, St Mark's Church has restricted opening times, which are currently on Sundays and Wednesdays from 10.00 a.m. until 3.00 p.m. In-person services have, however, now recommenced and are held on Sundays at 10.00 a.m.  The form of service will vary between a Service of the Word and the Eucharist as we gradually transition back to a Eucharist on most Sundays.

The 2021 AGM Reports and 2020 AGM Minutes for St Mark's are available for you to read.

You will be able to find other resources from the rest of the Team Ministry, on the Homepage of this website, in the church notices (link below), as well as under the News and Events tab.

If you would like to speak with someone please call the team rector the Very Revd John Mann on 01929 422916 or the assistant curate Revd Solveig Sonet on 07367 785634.


View our latest church notices.

Toddler Group

We have our own Toddler Group who meet once a week on a Wednesday between 9- 11am during the school term time in the Church Room which adjoins the church. The group is led by a church member who is an Early Years Practitioner at Little Birds Pre- school and this relationship encourages good links into St. Mark’s School for families.

Prayer and Share

Our prayer and share group meet every Thursday morning from 10-10.45am to which everyone is welcome.

Social Activities

There is a varied social programme throughout the year which includes Coffee Mornings, Summer Barbecue, a Quiz and Harvest Supper and a Christmas Meal. Support for Mission. We are currently supporting the work of Mission Aviation Fellowship.

St Mark’s Herston Facebook Page.

It is always worth checking our Facebook page to see what is going on! During Lent, Pentecost and Advent there is a daily post which includes an interesting picture, a Bible reading and a short reflection. This has proved very popular with over 100 regular followers.

Click here to view our Facebook page.

St. Mark’s CE Primary School

St. Mark’s Church has close association with St. Mark’s Primary School and the children use the church for regular assemblies and seasonal concerts to which families and friends are invited. Members of St. Mark’s congregation support the school through a Diocese initiative, Pray- Bake - Serve, whereby the church regularly prays for the school, members come in and listen to children reading and during the year bake cakes for the staff. 

Church Room Hire

The Church Room is available for hire. For details and hiring costs please telephone the contact number stated below.