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St Mark's Church Community Centre

Constitution and Policy Documents

St Mark's Church is a registered charity known as The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Mark, Bedford. Also known as St Mark's Church Community Centre

The purpose of the charity is recorded as

(a) the celebration of public worship and sacraments;
(b) the teaching of the Christian faith;
(c) promoting and supporting the Christian mission and evangelism;
(d) pastoral work (including visiting the sick and the bereaved);
(e) the provision of facilities with a Christian ethos for the local community (including, but not restricted to, the elderly, the young, and other groups with disabilities and or special needs)
(f) the provision of a sacred space for personal prayer and contemplation
(g) promoting the whole mission of the Church through provision of activities for senior citizens, parent and toddlers and special needs groups.
(h) supporting other charities in the UK and overseas
(i) the taking of religious assemblies in schools

St Mark's states that it provides for the community in the following statement

The church community centre operates as a resource for community life opening each day from 8:00 am until 11:00 pm. The centre has multiple facilities for groups to meet simultaneously therefore a day-care centre of people with learning disabilities may operate at the same time as a pre-school, the credit union and a group engaged in adult learning. The premises are entirely accessible throughout for all people and are made available without restriction on a low cost, multi-occupancy basis.

St Mark's Church Community Centre Mission Statement

St. Mark’s Church Community Centre will be a foundation and resource for the positive development and growth of the individual and community life.

We will achieve this by -


The following documents relate to the constitution and registration of St Mark's as a charity

Charity Registration Certificate

Policy document booklet for Church Community Centre

Full copy of Constitution documents registered with Charity Commision

Legal position of members of Council

Trustees information - 'What you need to know'

Trusteee booklet 'An introduction for PCC Members'

Additional Policy Documents

Safeguarding of Adults Policy

'Promoting a Safe Church', policy for safeguarding adults in the Church of England

Safeguarding of Children Policy

'Protecting all God's Children', policy for safeguarding children in the Church of England