Life Events


At St Mark’s we are always happy to welcome everybody, whatever their circumstances.  

If you want to arrange a Baptism, Wedding, Funeral or another specific service of blessing, please contact the Verger, Sheila Bradley.



If you’ve recently got engaged or are thinking about getting married - Congratulations! Marriage in the Church of England is governed by the law. To marry at St Mark's you need to...



Baptism is a gift from God. We are always happy to discuss your particular requirements whether for a child or adult.  To enquire, please contact us by email. Please include your telephone number and  email address and we will be in touch directly to discuss further.   
All baptism parents [if child] or adults must attend a short preparation/rehearsal prior to the baptism. This can be arranged with the priest conducting the service.


Whenever we hear of a loss we are truly sorry. We will do whatever we can to help you mark your loved one’s final farewell with love and respect in a funeral service in accordance with the rites of the Church of England. In the first instance, you will need to contact an undertaker, who will arrange matters for you. This will include contacting us, should you choose to hold the funeral at St. Mark’s. If you require contact details, we can give you a list of local firms. The minister taking the service will help and guide you through the process of choosing readings, music and other appropriate marks of respect. If you would like the Parish Priest to conduct a service away from the Church, this service is also available.

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St Mark The Evangelist

Hamlet Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1HY


Tel: 07859 911997

Email: Mother Cherry Sandover

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Safeguarding at St Mark's

We are committed to ensuring that Saint Mark’s Church, Southend-on-Sea is a safe place for all. The Parochial Church Council of the Parish of Westcliff Saint Alban and Southend Saint Mark  has adopted the House of Bishops' 
Promoting a Safer Church Safeguarding Policy Statement.


Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is  Sharon Hinton please contact her with any enquiries.

Saint Mark’s Church is part of the Diocese of Chelmsford. 

For further information about Safeguarding in the Diocese of Chelmsford click hereFor information about the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and Safeguarding contacts in the Diocese of Chelmsford click here.

If you believe that somebody is in immediate risk of danger or harm you should call 999 and ask for the police.

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