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Welcome to St Mark's

St mark's Church, Bedford

On this part of our website you will see information relating to St Mark's Church and our Community Centre. We are a Christian church with an ecumenical ethos welcoming people from a wide variety of backgrounds and we operate the busiest community centre in Bedfordshire serving Bedford and the surrounding areas.

Every day of the week we are open from 8.00am until late and we welcome people who come to over 60 community groups and charities based at our community centre. We are home to Open House, a day centre for people with learning disabilities, Brickhill Parish Counci, Bedford Credit Union and a preschool offering all day care for children from 2 years of age.

Use the links to find out more about St Mark's. We love to hear from our visitors, please E-mail us at:

If you would prefer to contact us by telephone, the church offices are open each day from 9.00am until 5.00pm.

Sunday services always start at 9.30am. There is a Sunday School and Crèche available. Why not bring your children or grandchildren?

We hope that for whatever reason you visit our church community centre you will find this to be a place of welcome. We are only able to provide such a community resource thanks to the help of a dedciated band of volunteers who help us keep the centre open, clean, garden, type and dozens of other essential skills and services - thank you to everybody!

Lord God, our Father
Enable this church to do your will 
Make it vulnerable
that it may speak with calm humility;
Make it outward looking
that it may care deeply 
Make it a community of peacemakers
and bridge builders 
In the midst of turbulence
let the church make space 
for the hearing of your still small voice. 

Delia Shephard - member of St Mark's Church


Lent at St Mark’s and Putnoe Heights

Ash Wednesday Service at St Mark’s Chapel 1 March at 7.30pm

Holy Week Services

Monday 10 April at St Mark’s Chapel 9.00am Morning Prayer 7.30pm Compline

Tuesday 11 April at St Mark’s Chapel 9.00am Morning Prayer 7.30pm Compline

Wednesday 12 April at St Mark’s Chapel 9.00am Morning Prayer 7.30pm Compline

Maundy Thursday 13 April at Putnoe Heights Church 6.30pm Holy Communion

Good Friday 14 April Stations of the Cross 9.30am at St Mark’s Church 11.00am at Putnoe Heights Church

St Mark's Church Prayer card