St Mark's Shared church in its existing location was opened in 1982 and subsequently a new wing was added. It is a joint venture between the Church of England, Methodist and URC denominations. The church previously met in a hall in Saville Crescent and at that time St Mark's was part of Headley parish - is now a parish in its own right. As a LEP (Local Ecumenical Partnership), St Mark's welcomes people from a wide range of denominations or none. It is part of the Guildford Anglican diocese, the East Solent and Downs Methodist circuit and the Wessex URC synod. All meet together as a whole and united congregation. We all worship together and everyone is welcome.
“A heart for God and a heart for Bordon”
Deborah is our Church of England minister who came to us from Hale parish. As well as being our parish minister, she is an Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands. She set up the local Food Bank which is operated with other local churches and the 'Space to Be' project. Deborah trained for the ministry at Sarum College, Salisbury, after a career in journalism. She is married to David and enjoys iconography, Biblical studies, reading and spending time with family.
Robert is a Church of England Local Lay Minister, (formerly known as Readers) who was based at St Andrew’s, Farnham for nearly 19 years. He has been an LLM since 2011. He and his wife Elaine moved to Bordon three years ago. Since then he has taken an increasing part in church life and lead many services.
URC queries may be directed to our elder, Faith Thomas. Visiting URC clergy hold services on an occasional basis.
Methodist queries may be directed to our Stewards, Derek & Dawn Beesley. We have regular Methodist services.
Jenny Futcher works with families in the local area with children up to 16 who need a listening ear, practical help and friendly support. Jenny has particular knowledge and experience of children and young people with autism.
Emma Fyfield is our newest Families Worker. She has 4 sons and also runs a business. In her spare time, she enjoys family fun, caravanning, sewing, reading and running. She has experience in relating to children with disabilities, troublesome teenagers and mental health issues.