St Mark's Church

St Mark's Church building sits beside the Village Green in the centre of the village of Natland. But the church is bigger than just Natland. It is the church for the communities of Oxenholme, the Oaks, the Beeches, the Strawberry Fields, Rochester Gardens, Natland Mill Beck on the southern edge of Kendal, and anyone who cares to join us. It is a church built up of people coming from each community, and beyond, to worship God and support each other in their daily lives. Come along sometime and be with us, we would love to see you. Visitors are very welcome.

Arrangements during the Coronovirus Emergency. These are changing regularly in accordance with government and CofE guidelines. Please keep an eye on the Home page for the latest arrangements.

Safeguarding. We are committed to ensuring that St Mark’s Church is a safe place for everyone and take safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. We adhere to safeguarding rules laid down by the Church of England and the Diocese of Carlisle. Any safeguarding concerns can be addressed to any of the following;
- Rev. Canon Angela Whittaker (Priest in Charge) on 015395 60355.
- Diana Outhwaite (Parish Safeguarding Officer) on 015395 60019.
- Roy Watkinson, (Churchwarden and Safeguarding link on the PCC) on 015395 61373.

  • Click on this link for the CURRENT PARISH NEWS, which includes descriptions of all that is happening in the parish. The back page has all the current month's services.
  • The KEEP IN TOUCH FORM  can be downloaded, printed off, filled in and handed in at church. This is our PRIVACY NOTICE.
  • If you would like to donate to the work of St. Mark's Church, you can do so by texting mark followed by the number of pounds you wish to donate to 70085. For example mark5 will donate £5.
  • Our Safeguarding PolicyWho’s Who at St Mark’s Church and the Church of England document ‘Promoting a Safer Church’, can be found on the noticeboard at the back of church and via the links above.

Church of England Services -
Temporary arrangements during Covid 19 Outbreak. 
There will be services at 10am every Sunday. On Sunday 23rd August there will be a service of Morning Prayer and on Sunday 30th there will be a Communion Service and subsequent Sundays will alternate in this fashion.   Facemasks are necessary and singing isn't allowed at the moment. There will be people there to welcome you and show you where to sit and what to do when. 
The church is open for private prayer every Wednesday, 12 noon until 7pm.
The following services will resume at the end of the outbreak:              
Parish Communion:   10am Sunday (except on 3rd Sunday)        
Third Sunday:  Holy Communion 8am, Mattins 10am. On the fifth Sunday of the month Holy Communion is sung at Old or New Hutton, Crosscrake or Natland on a rota basis. There is a said service in Natland on these occasions.
Morning Prayer:  8:45am Tuesday to Friday
Holy Communion:   10am Thursdays
Families@4!:   4pm on 2nd Sunday of the month (except August)

St Mark’s Church Officers     

Rev. Angela

Rev. Craig Bentley
Assistant Priest
Rev. Marion

Priest-in-Charge: Rev. Angela Whittaker
The Vicarage, Natland  LA9 7QQ
015395 60355  

Curate: Rev. Craig Bentley,
07384 404127   

Assistant Priest: Rev. Marion Mashiter
5 Esthwaite Avenue, Kendal  LA9 7NN
01539 731957     

Church Warden: Roy Watkinson
015395 61373
Church Warden: Marion Thornton
015395 61253

Assistant Church Warden: David Walker
01539 732524    

PCC Secretary: Elspeth Jayne
015395 60942

Treasurer: Bill Wood
01539 739326

Stewardship Secretary: Barbara Nelson
015395 60120

Choir Leader:

PUSH Youth Group: Angela Whittaker
015395 60355

Mothers Union Families Group: Barbara Nelson
015395 60120 

Organist and Choirmaster:

St Mark’s Parish News  

St Mark's Parish News is published ten times a year. Items for inclusion in the magazine can be submitted by clicking on e-mail. Old editions can be accessed via this link.

St Mark’s Church History  
Click on The Fallen of Natland for records of the soldiers who are remembered on our War Memorial, compiled by John Chandler.

Click on The Church on Natland Green for Laura Oldham's account of the history of the four church buildings we have had in Natland.

Click on St Mark’s Church Centenary to be reminded of the story of the building of St Mark's and the 2010 celebrations.