St John & St Mark Church Bury

To know, grow and show the love of God



St John with St Mark is an Anglican church in Bury, Lancashire. We’re to the north of the town centre, just off Walmersley Road. As a church family we enjoy worshipping together and learning about Jesus – but we like socialising too. A lot of what we do seems to involve food!

We care about the well-being of anyone who comes through the door. Please go to our Safeguarding page for more details.

Some events in life such as weddings and baptisms may bring you to church for the first time in a while. So we try our best to be welcoming and to ensure that your visit is a happy and memorable one. Please go to our Life Events page if you want more information.

We have close links with St John with St Mark Church of England Primary School and Chesham Primary School. Church members are on the Board of Governors and our ministry team help lead some of the school assemblies. We also take church out to the community, holding services in some of our local care homes.

Pantomime and Giving back
Some of our Pantomime group picking up an award

Me, thee and t’others

We are closely aligned with our neighbours at Christ Church Walmersley. Whenever you see us talk about a ‘benefice’ on this site we’re referring to St John with St Mark and Christ Church together. We have been in interregnum (without a Vicar) from Autumn 2022 and in the process of looking for a new one.

For those in wheel chairs and not so good on their feet, we have a temporary ramp into church, a permanent ramp from the emergency exit on the church-hall corridor, a lift between church & hall and a ramp into the hall from Parkinson Street. The lift converts back to stairs when not in use so that we make best use of the space. Please see our Access page for more details.

Access to the front of church and from the church-hall corridor
Stairs which convert to a lift – between hall and church

Know, grow and show

Our church family is made up of people of all ages and all walks of life. Our aim is to know, grow and show the love of God. So, there are 5 key areas that we focus on:

  1. Telling the good news of the Kingdom of God
  2. Teaching Christian believers to grow in their faith
  3. Tending to those in any kind of need
  4. Transforming the world into a Christ-like society
  5. Treasuring all of God’s creation

We work closely with our neighbours, Seedfield Methodist, as well as with other churches in Bury.

We hope that this website helps you to get to know us better and that you’ll decide to come along to one of our services or to one of our many activities during the week.

Want to know more?

If you would like to know more about St John with St Mark then please come and meet us. Our main service is at 10.30am on a Sunday morning. That’s not always convenient for everyone and we have services during the week and sometimes earlier on a Sunday. For a complete list of services and weekly activities please look on our ‘services‘ page or in the ‘calendar’ page.

If you’d like to talk with our ministry team or Wardens then please call in at the Parish Office in the church hall on Parkinson Street any Wednesday between 6.30pm and 7.00pm. To help us financially, please go to our support us page for options on how to give.

If you can’t get there, or want to find out more about any of our groups, then please complete the Contact Form and a member of the team will get back in touch very shortly.

The Church of England

St John with St Mark’s Church is part of the Church of England.

church in bury - know, grow and show the love of God
‘Messy’ church – or it was when we were finished!

The Church of England (C of E) has a number of short video clips about the Christian faith that you may find helpful:

If you want to find out more about the C of E then please follow this link.

butterfly st john st mark
A butterfly in our garden – one of many August 2019

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