The Vision of Saint Mark's is to have Jesus at the heart
of all that we do as individuals, as a church and as the community of
Kempshott. Our Mission is to be inspired by the Holy
Spirit to serve, share and support in all these areas.
Mission Action Plan - over a number of years we have asked ourselves, as a church,
'What does God want us to do as part of this community?' Our newly complied Mission Action Plan
is the result of that period of waiting. It lays out the hopes and dreams for us as a church
over the next 12 months and is intended to be something that we will build on in subsequent years.
Please visit our Mission page for a summary of the plan.
Breaking News! The dates and format of the famous Saint Mark's Holiday Club
have been announced for 2013. To find out more visit the Youth & Children page
After Easter we begin a major sermon series on the key themes from Luke's gospel which will
cover The God of Design and Plan, The God of Mission, The Teaching of Salvation, The Blessings
of Salvation, A New Community and Mission, Ethics and Accountability. All will be available
on our Sermons and Talks page.
Saint Mark's is a dynamic and thriving community of Christians journeying together
through life, towards God, trying to make sense of it all!
On 25th March 2012 Saint Mark's celebrated 25 years of
serving the community of Kempshott from our present building. A
celebration booklet was created capturing some of the Testimonies and Stories
from those 25 years. This is available in hardcopy format from the church
or can be downloaded in Adobe PDF format here:
Testimonies and stories
Our parish includes the old 'village' of Kempshott. We are situated on the
south-west edge of the town of Basingstoke in the beautiful county of
Hampshire. As a parish community within the Church of England, Saint Mark's is
part of the Deanery of Basingstoke and the Diocese of Winchester.
With our faith firmly rooted in the person of Jesus Christ and the Scriptures,
we draw on our rich Christian heritage and tradition to help us proclaim the
unchanging Gospel to the ever-changing world. Making connections with the
people and world around us is a key part of this task. As we help folk to see
an extraordinary God at work in the details of ordinary daily life, we all move
closer to God as he draws us to Himself.
For both the worshipping congregation and the wider community, Saint Mark's offers
a range of opportunities to encounter God and explore what it means to live the
Christian life in post-modern Basingstoke. Please explore our website to find
out more and take a look at our 2013 Annual Report
to learn about everything going on at Saint Mark's.