Why are there two churches in the Parish of Wootton?
The reason is that when St Mark’s church was built, the village of Wootton was in the Parish of Arreton.
Are children able to come to the Services?
Yes, children are welcome at all Services – there are children’s areas with a few toys in both Churches. We make particular provision for children and young people at the 9.30am Services held at St Mark’s: Sunday Brunch on the first Sunday of the month is very family-friendly; the youngsters enjoy activities twice a month in “Explorers” which runs in the Coffee Lounge during Holy Communion on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month; our Morning Worship for all ages is on the 3rd Sunday of the month..
What is the access like?
St Edmund’s Church is all on one level, but St Mark’s Church does have several steps. We are looking into disability access at St Mark’s and fundraising for this will begin shortly. If you would like to contribute, please let us know!
What provision is made for people with disabilities?
Both Churches have Hearing Loops fitted.
Most Service Sheets are printed in reasonably large print. In addition, Morning Worship makes use of the big screen and AV system at St Mark’s on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Handrails etc have been fitted where practicable. A project to enable better access at St Mark’s church is planned for 2018-2019.
Please contact the Churchwardens if you have specific requirements, and we will endeavour to accommodate your needs.
Is there parking available?
St.Mark’s has a large car park to the rear, and on-road parking is also available.
St.Edmund’s has on-road parking only.
Are visitors welcome?
All are welcome to our Services.
In addition, St Edmund’s is unlocked each day to allow visitors to enjoy this historic Church.
Can I take Communion?
At the Communion services, those who are confirmed and those who normally receive Communion in their own church (whatever denomination) are invited to receive the bread and wine.
All are welcome to come to the altar to receive a blessing.
Can I get married in Church?
Please read the information given here. If you would like to speak with someone about your specific circumstances, or if you wish to arrange a wedding at either of our Churches please contact a Churchwarden.
Do you hold Confirmation Classes?
Yes, Confirmation Courses are held from time to time, depending upon demand.
If you are interested please let us know.
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