IN VIEW OF THE ESCALATING NUMBERS OF COVID CASES IN THIS AREA IT IS WITH GREAT REGRET THAT ST MARKS CHURCH AND ST JOHNS CHURCH HAVE TAKEN THE DECISION NOT TO OPEN FOR PUBLIC SERVICES. It is HOWEVER possible to come into church for private prayer. St Marks Church will be open on Wednesdays between 11.00 am and 12 midday, for private prayer. 

Please observe social distancing guidelines, and wear a mask inside the church in accordance with the new Government guidelines. Handsanitizer will be available but it would be helpful to bring your own. It will not at the moment be possible to access the toilet.


Father Simon will be live streaming public services from St Marks Church at 10.00 am on Sundays, from the vicarage. This service can be found on Facebook.

In the Church of England Christmas lasts for 40 days ending with the Feast of the Presentation of Christ on the 2nd February. During lockdown we gather as a church via the internet but more than that we gather as The Church because Christ calls us and in him we re one.


The next service at St Marks Church for the 3rd Sunday of Epipnany is on Sunday 24th January (via live stream only) Holy Communion service, click here for the service sheet so that you can follow St Marks online service and sing the hymns!   On line service via St Marks Facebook page, starts at 10.00 am

God Bless


You can take part in services by accessing our live streaming link on this page or on the Home Page

Altenatively Click the link below to go to St Marks Facebook page (you will need a facebook account)


If you have missed any services and wish to view them please click: https://www.stjohnschurchgolcar.org/index.php/video-gallery  (thanks to James at St Johns Golcar for creating this link.)

Rev'd Janet Sargent will also live stream services from her home. These can also be found on Facebook.

 General Information on Services when St Marks is not in Lockdown.

St Marks Church is generally medium to high Anglican in faith with the celebrant usually being robed.  Every Sunday is a Holy Communion service starting at 11.00am.  The second Sunday each month is generally a 'Family Service' slightly less formal, with powerpoint and music group.
St Marks is particularly proud of its involvement with music. There is a music group with guitars and keyboard which play and sing at the family service each month and encourage the use of popular music in the church service. The music group are also available for specific fund raising events and concerts and these have proved to be very popular with the local church community.
The church has a good working organ and talented organist.  Church services which are not family services usually contain a range of new and traditional hymns using Hymns Ancient and Modern accompanied by the organ.  The family services are less formal and follow a theme. Here the hymns are generally modern and the Gloria whilst said at the formal service is sung in a lively manner at the family service.
The family services are always popular and generally well attended.

Regular Services when Regular Service resumes.In the meantime Keep Positive, Keep Praying, Keep Phoning friends and relatives, Keep Active. We can get through this!

  • At the present time and taking into account the partnership which now is in existence with St Johns Church Golcar, the following cycle of services has been established.
  • 1st Sunday Parish Communion at 11.00 am
  • 2nd Sunday Family Service with Music Group and Communion at 11.00 am
  • 3rd Sunday Parish Communion at 11.00 am
  • 4th Sunday Parish Communion at 11.00 am
  • 5th Sunday Parish Communion at 11.00 am (on occasions shared service with St Johns)
  • Morning Prayer 9.00 am on Monday and Wednesdays at St Marks Longwood, Tuesday and Thursdays at St Johns Golcar
  • Midweek Holy Communion Tuesdays at 6.30 pm at St Marks Longwood
Our Diocese of Leeds news can be found here: www.leeds.anglican.org/content/e-news  and  www.leeds.anglican.org/content/leeds-diocesan-news




Please continue to pray for the life of the church in Longwood, especially for growth.

Almighty God, who calls all creation to grow into your loving kingdom.Inspire us by your Holy Spirit so we draw new people into our churches, grow closer to you and increase our service to the world. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen