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If you’re planning to visit St Marks, we would love to do all the planning for you! Let us know when you’re coming and some details about yourself, and one of our volunteers will be there to meet you and guide you to a seat, talk you through our service and answer any questions you might have

What should I expect when coming to St Marks?

Our church is about connecting people together so expect a casual and friendly atmosphere, and an enthusiastic welcome! The service lasts about an hour and involves singing, readings from the bible, and a message to develop and grow individuals and the church collectively.

Where do I park?

We have lots of parking space right around our church. Simply drive in off Church Street, and park somewhere around our building. It's a one way system so its easy to follow!

What do I need to know before I go in?

In the entrance porch our team will be there to greet you and give you information for the service. Let someone know its your first time and we will accompany you throughout the service to ensure you are comfortable.

What about my kids?

Our second service at 11:30AM is a family friendly service, with a kids ministry available. Kids leave during the service and come back at the end. If it’s your first time, we need you to fill out a small permission slip with your child before you leave them. Of course they are welcome to stay if they would prefer!

Do I need to dress up?

Absolutely not! Our faith is definitely transforming, but we operate a ‘come as you are’ policy! Whether you are comfortable in jeans in a t-shirt, or if you’re comfortable in a suit, wear whatever as long as its not distracting!

What happens after?

After our 10AM service and before our 11:30AM service, we have a time of tea and coffee, again if you’re new join us and we will make you more than welcome! Leave your email with us and we will be in touch!


St. Marks Parish, Church St, Newtownards BT23 4AN,


Parish Office - 028 9181 3193

Parish Email -

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