Three Churches, One Parish
This page contains details of activities which are mainly based at St Mark's.
The choir, which was re-formed in 2008, and is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music, has a long and proud history. Made up of between 20 and 25 singers (depending on who is around on a given Sunday), the choir has often been referred to as one of the best in Portsmouth. The Choir's repertoire is very broad - encompassing styles ranging from the Renaissance, right up to the present day. They have sung everything from music by Gibbons, Stainer, Rutter and Taize...as well as some rock 'n' roll from time to time as well!
New members of all ages over about 8 years old are welcome. Why not come along to one of our choir rehearsals (from 6.30pm every Friday - except August) and join in? We'd love to meet you!
For more information about the choir, including up-coming services and other events, please go to the St Mark's Choir page
(Safety note: Our parish operates a very comprehensive safeguarding policy for children and vulnerable adults. All our adult volunteers and staff submit themselves to a criminal records check before they are permitted to work with any child. You can be sure that your child is safe at all three of our churches!)
Our Community Cafe offers really good value food, and a warm place for local people to make friends.
It is staffed entirely by volunteers. More volunteers are always welcome!
For more information about the Café,
please click here
Our current opening times are: Mondays, Tuesdays (from 11.30), Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 10am to 1.30pm
St Mark's runs a monthly table top sale which, as well as boosting church funds, gives an opportunity for other local good causes to raise money.
The Table Top sale runs every second Saturday of the month, in our main hall. New good causes and other table-top operators are most welcome.
For information about how to book a table, please contact our Parish Adminstrator. See the Contact Us page.
We have a number of different spaces which we are delighted to hire out to the local community, when they are not being used by us! We have a large hall (with a kitchen attached) as well as a small 'committee room' which is ideal for small groups to meet. (It is currently used by Singing group and a Poetry Society, for example).
Our worship area is also available to let for concerts, dance classes etc. We have a magnificent Hill, Norman & Beard Organ, which makes an ideal instrument to accompany any choir or orchestra. Our worship area can accommodate around 240 concert-goers.
For further information please see our hall hire page.