What can you expect from St. Mark’s?
- A warm friendly greeting on arrival at our Sunday Service;
- Offering you a safe, none-judgemental space to explore your spirituality, offering advice and wisdom if you need it;
- Accepting who you are;
- Relevant, inspiring sermons that uplift and empower;
- Security, and support for when the soul is weary.
ABOUT ST. MARK’S
Regardless of who you are, where you are from or what kind of past you have, you will always be welcomed here at St. Mark’s Church, Scarisbrick. Built within 1848-51, St . Mark’s Church was built in the small rural community of Scarisbrick, West Lancashire. Consecrated in 1853 by the Bishop of Chester, our Chapel has been serving the people of Scarisbrick and Southport faithfully for many years. As a small church, once inside, you can easily see how significant a role, this beautiful church has played within the community of Scarisbrick over the last 150 years.
Our aim is to create relationships of faith within our community. To reach out to each other and help our neighbour and offer spiritual growth under Christ’s name. All are welcome.
St. Mark’s was built by public subscription in 1851 at the corner of Jacksmere Lane on a site donated by Charles Scarisbrick in 1907. The Good Shepherd Mission was built at Hurlston to serve parishioners in the eastern part of time parish. Despite the size of our church, the parish of St. Mark’s, Scarisbrick is the largest in England and are a fellowship serving a wide farming area with some 15 dispersed hamlets. Our worship is varied in order to suit all who come and we continue to have close links with our Church School and excellent ecumenical links with St Elizabeth’s RC Church and Bescar Methodist Church. There is a combined Youth Fellowship run by leaders from each church. There are 4 schools in the parish: St. Mark’s Primary (controlled), Pinfold Primary (State), St. Mary’s (Catholic) and Scarisbrick Hall (private).
- To deliver Jesus’ Teachings;
- To love God and each other as Jesus taught us, bringing his love to all, through our Welcome, Worship and way of life.
- To reach out to those in the community;
- To create a ‘Living Church’, that includes all, from every background, age, gender, class and race;
- To give sanctuary and offer practical, emotional and spiritual advice;
- To offer fellowship, support and spiritual growth;
- To share and celebrate Christ’s love and wisdom with all.