St Marks Church is not open for Public worship. You can catch up with our services on line here on the website or on our Facebook page. Live streaming of Sunday services will now take place at 10am from the Vicarage. Service Sheets can be viewed or printed by visiting our Services page.

Please do join in from your homes if you can; we might still be dispersed but we are still gathered into one body by Christ. You/We are The Church so keep praying, keep believing, keep reading, keep finding hope and meaning in God- this is our gift to the world.

Click below for St Mark's Facebook page (you will need a facebook account)

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=st%20marks%20longwood&epa=SEARCH_BOX

During this dreadful period in our lives Father Simon would urge you all to keep yourselves and families as safe as possible whilst still having some sort of life beyond surviving. Keep Positive, Keep Praying, Keep phoning friends and family and Keep Active.

As we keep physical distance between each other let us be closer than ever to each other in other ways 

We ask you to join us in prayer and make November, during the Lockdown a month of prayer. Jesus tells us to ask our Heavenly Father for his help whenever we need it. It is good for us to pray together, especially during this difficult time. In Prayer we touch upon the reality of heaven as we speak and listen to God. So please join Father Simon and Mother Janet in prayer for the Church, for the world and that our wonderful church of St Mark's may grow. We will be praying at 12 noon each day using the appropriate prayer for the day. Please click here for the prayer booklet. Join us at that time, or whenever it fits your won circumstances - the main thing is to pray.

God Bless

Something to watch out for

In December you will be able to follow the Village Advent trails in Longwood and in Golcar. Every day from the 1st December in a part of the two villages there will be a tableau showing part of the Christmas story. Every day in December the next display will be revealed. A bit like in an advent calendar! You can follow the trails around Longwood or Golcar or in both villages. On the 24th December why not follow the whole trail in  Longwood or Golcar from beginning to end.

The trail starts at the Mechanics Hall in Longwood and Colne Valley Museum in Golcar on the 1st December and proceeds around the respective villages. Click Here for the Advent trail for Longwood and click here for the Advent trail for Golcar.