St John & St Mark Church, Bury

Latest news

New site: We will be winding down this site and transitioning to https://stjohnstmarkchurchbury.com/ So please go to this other site to guarantee getting the latest news and updates.


Afternoon Tea - we are having an Afternoon Tea and Book Fair on Saturday April 28th from 2pm - 4pm. Tickets are £4 each from June Banks who can be contacted on 0797 0417 331.

Rogation Walk - we'll be walking the Benefice boundary on Saturday May 5th. Details to follow of when we'll set off. We'll give approximate timings of when we'll be where so that you can join us during the walk if you can't make it all.

Open Group - Geoff Stokes will lead us on a musical journey. Geoff has previously presented this talk for Men of the Benefice, but for those who were not there, you will have the opportunity to hear it again on Wednesday May 9th at 7.30pm in the Barritt Room. All are welcome.

Affetside Choir - will be performing at the church hall on Saturday May 19th from 7.30pm. This is organised by the local Lions groups. Tickets £5 each from Jacqui on 0793 892 2159 or Jimmy on 0772 567 4427.

Web-Site updates - to see the April message from the ministry team please follow this link. Digital versions of our Magazines can be found via this link. Sunday readings can be found here and the latest Dave Walker Cartoon is here. There are also new reports on The Walking Group & Open Group pages.


Rev Paul Sanderson - Paul will be ministering to and with St Stephen's during 2018. We wish Paul and St Stephen's all the very best.

1st World War - the page remembering those who gave their lives during the 1st World War is continually being updated as more research is done. Please visit when you can and let us know if you have any additional information or corrections.

Insurance offer - our Insurance company, Ecclesiastical, is celebrating its 130th Anniversary. To mark the event they are very kindly offering to donate £130 to our church for each time one of our church family takes out a new home insurance policy between now and October 31st 2018! Simply call 0800 783 0130 quoting Trust 130 or visit www.ecclesiastical.com/Trust130

Recycle your ink cartridges! We can get £1 for each branded ink cartridge donated! Either leave in the box at the back of church or donate directly by following this link and following the instructions. Thank you!

Sermons - the text for many of our recent sermons can be found here. So please take a look if you're thinking about coming to our church and want a flavour of the preaching and teaching. Or maybe you're a regular and missed a particular Sunday. Or you just want to take the opportunity to think and pray more about a particular passage of scripture. There are more in the archive section. We now have over 80 sermons available on-line altogether so there's plenty to choose from.

Prayer Chain - we have a Prayer Chain for cascading urgent prayer requests. If you want to be part of this ministry or have a request for prayer then please contact Gill Barnett either directly on 0161 971 6318 or via the contact form.

Follow this link to get church news from across the Diocese. For general news and events in and around Bury please follow this link for the Bury Council site or this one for Your Local Bury.