St Mark's

Methodist Church

A warm welcome to our church

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  St Mark's Methodist  - a friendly  caring church  in the  heart of the  St Mark's district of Cheltenham.

Part of the Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit and the U.K. Methodist church.

St Marks Methodist Church
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"the calling of St Mark's Methodist church is to respond to the Good News of God's love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission"


Getting in touch - 

Address: Gloucester Road, Cheltenham,

GL51 8PX (Streetmap)

Tel Minister: 01242 262657 or email -

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Rev Rachel Leather

Our Minister

Rev. Rachel Leather

Tel: 01242 262657

If you would like to email our Minister in complete confidence, please click on the blue button -

A little bit about the story of our church...

1881: a small group of people began to worship under the lamp in the centre of the roundabout by the railway station.

1891: They raised enough to build the small church, which is still standing on Gloucester Road, closer to the shops and railway station.

1911: having outgrown the original building, further fund-raising resulted in the current building.  Following a devasting fire in 1944, the church family rallied and after 5 years of  restoration work, reopened  St Mark's in 1949.

2006: after a massive fund raising effort by the congregation, the interior of the church was completely redesigned to accommodate all aspects of modern worship.

2012: saw the refurbishment of the church rooms &  modernisation of the kitchen to serve the modern mission of today

Services Information

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December 2023 Services


3rd December - 1030am (church)

                        - GIFT SERVICE


10th December - 1030am (church)

                           - NATIVITY SERVICE

                           - ALL AGE WORSHIP 


17th December - 1030am (church)

                          - HOLY COMMUNION

                          - 0630pm CAROL SERVICE


24th December - 1030am (church)   

25th December - 1030am (church)

                           - CHRISTMAS DAY

31st December - 1030am (church)            

It is with a heavy heart that we confirm that there will be no more regular evening services in the church at St Mark's Methodist. 

If you would like to read the Rev. Rachel's recent sermon notes, please click on the blue button opposite.

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Tuesday coffee mornings

Every Tuesday morning, St Mark's opens it's doors and our church becomes an informal cafe to meet over coffee and cake.  We aim to make it a warm, safe and relaxing space to share the joys and troubles of life.  

Love knitting?  Our knitters gather here to swap tips and often make something woolly in a good cause.  All are welcome!

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ECO-CHURCH AWARD - more great news!

St Mark's has been steadily working towards upgrading our Bronze award and we have just heard that we have gainned a Silver Eco Church Award - new plaque image to follow!   This reflects our ongoing commitment to caring for the environment.  The award looks at different aspects of church life:  Worship, Buildings, Lifestyle and our relationship to the community and global issues.  If you would like to know more, please follow this link.

We are also members of GREEN CHRISTIAN and VISION 21.

 For all and  any general enquiries, besides links for zoom or live stream services, please contact the stewards and  we will do our best to assist.

If you would like an electronic  copy of the Messenger, please use the blue contact button opposite.  To contact any of the groups who use our premises, follow the Hallusers link, under Useful Links.

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Fun quiz
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Our current community events/fundraisers.....

Saturday afternoon, 9th December - Christmas dinner with mince pies, fun quiz and luxury hamper raffle - £10 per adult, £5 per child.