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”
Robert is a Church of England Local Lay Minister, (formerly known as Readers) who was based at St Andrew’s, Farnham for nearly 19 years. He has been an LLM since 2011. He and his wife Elaine moved to Bordon six years ago. Since then he has taken an increasing part in St Mark's church life and lead many services.
He is now Chairman of the ECC.
Drew is a Occasional Preacher, permitted by the Diocese to preach within the parish of Bordon. As a member of St Mark's for over 10 years, he is also a Churchwarden, and a keen advocate of ensuring we're able to reach people inside and outside our parish through the use of technology. Outside of Church life, Drew is a keen amateur beekeeper.
Mavis, with approval of the ECC, undertook the Diocese Leading Worship Course in 2016 and has led a number of services since. Recently 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.
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.
Emma Fyfield is our newest Families Worker. She has 4 sons and also runs a business. In her spare time, she enjoys family fun, caravanning, sewing, reading and running. She has experience in relating to children with disabilities, troublesome teenagers and mental health issues.