About

History

St Mark's Shared church in its existing location was opened in 1982 and subsequently a new wing was added. It is a joint venture between the Church of England, Methodist and URC denominations. The church previously met in a hall in Saville Crescent and at that time St Mark's was part of Headley parish - is now a parish in its own right. As a LEP (Local Ecumenical Partnership), St Mark's welcomes people from a wide range of denominations or none. It is part of the Guildford Anglican diocese, the East Solent and Downs Methodist circuit and the Wessex URC synod. All meet together as a whole and united congregation. We all worship together and everyone is welcome.

“A heart for God and a heart for Bordon”

Ministerial Team

Rev Iain Robertson

Rev Iain Robertson was licensed as Leader at Bordon Church on 12th October 2021. He was previously the Team Vicar at The Church of the Holy Spirit, Southway in Plymouth. He is a west county boy, born and bred in the working class town of Shepton Mallet. He became a Christian when he was 25. His conversion story is a powerful account of the loving Grace of God coming into the life of a troubled man. He has been in ministry now for 16 years and looks forward to sharing his faith with us all.

Mavis Pritchard

Mavis, with approval of the ECC, undertook the Diocese Leading Worship Course in 2016 and has led a number of services since. She is also appointed by the ECC as Safeguarding Officer for the Church. Mavis spent her working life as a member of the Women's Royal Naval Service for 23 years retiring as a Warrant Officer and as a Trustee of the Naval Christian Fellowship, then had 12 years as a Constable with Surrey Police moving to Liss on retirement in 2007. Mavis enjoys her two cats, walking, volunteering for a Labrador rescue charity, reading and meeting up with friends and family.


URC queries may be directed to our elder, Faith Thomas. Visiting URC clergy hold services on an occasional basis.

Methodist queries may be directed to our Stewards, Derek & Dawn Beesley. We have regular Methodist services.

Families Worker

Jenny Futcher works with families in the local area with children up to 16 who need a listening ear, practical help and friendly support. Jenny has particular knowledge and experience of children and young people with autism.

Christianity

A link to an interesting website exploring Christianity from the basics to a deeper level.

Data Protection

Read our Data Protection Privacy Notice at St Mark's Dropbox