Community Links

We are pleased to have several strong links within our community. Below is a little taste of some of them. If you would like to know more or know of another link where we can continue to reach out with God’s love, do get in touch.

While we provide the website addresses for some of our link organisations we  cannot be responsible for the content on their sites.

Local Schools

Our Vicar and Curate are members of the board of governors of the two local Primary Schools, Towerview and Winshill Village Nursery and Pirmary respectively, and are very active in the schools, taking assemblies, organising after school clubs and, on occasion, helping teach parts of the Religious Education curriculum. At Christmas and Easter about twenty members of the congregation help with The Easter and Christmas Experience events during which about 600 children visit the church in groups of 20-30 to engage in an interactive experience of the Easter and Nativity stories. St Mark’s also host special school services for Remembrance and Harvest, and welcomes visits from other schools across Burton upon Trent.
www.towerview.staffs.sch.uk
www.winshillvillage.org.uk

Care Homes

Regular visits, services of Holy Communion and Christmas carol singing take place in three local care homes.

Holy Communion service times.
Mount Pleasant, 1st Wednesday of the month at 11.30am
Bearwood House, 3rd Friday of the month at 10.30am
Cedar Court, 4th Thursday of the month at 10.30am

22nd Burton-on-Trent (St Mark’s) Scout groups

The scouting groups cater for children (boys and girls) from the ages of 6 to 14 years.

Beavers (ages 6-8) Wednesday 6:15 and 7:30 pm
Cubs (ages 8-10) Monday 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Scouts (ages 10-14) Thursday 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Meeting in the Scout hut is located on Church Hill Street, Winshill (opposite the church).

They frequently attend and parade at St Mark’s during special services, such as Remembrance Sunday and Mothering Sunday, and occasionally lead parts of our family service. For more information please see www.22ndscoutgroup.org.uk

Winshill Churches Together

We have a close relationship with the other churches in Winshill, regularly sharing joint services and study groups, and helping to run the Winshill Churches Together monthly Messy Church mornings for children.
www.facebook.com/WinshillMessy

Winshill in Bloom

For several years we have joined with Winshill in Bloom (part of Britain in Bloom) to enhance the green and floral beauty of our community. We have a dedicated team from St Mark’s who plant and maintain containers in the church grounds as well as in the Peace Wood, by the Community Centre and around the village and we are delighted to have been recognised with several awards over the years.

YMCA

As a church we make a commitment to support the Burton YMCA, particularly in collecting reserves for their food bank, not just through of Harvest Festival, but throughout the year.
www.burtonymca.org

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