About us

July 2021

The Parish of St Andrew and St Mark

Welcome to St Andrew and St Mark, Surbiton.

As we all know, this has been a strange and challenging time. Our two churches are thriving places, in normal times 15,000 people a year come for everything from a wedding to a yoga class.  They are still thriving but in a different way.

We are offering services in a hybrid form Both in-person and online.

We are offering services and events in-person but also giving people the opportunity to join virtually online either on Zoom or Facebook Live.

We are doing more online than we have ever done before so you can be involved even when you are unable to attend in person. You can check out our latest sermons on our YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqaB8-K9h736BEP35QEbuqw

Feel free to subscribe at any time or just listen to one(!).

We also livestream a lot of our services. You can find theses on our Facebook page.

www.facebook.com/Surbitonchurch

The most important way to get to know what’s happening is through our weekly email which gets sent out from the parish.

If you’d like to get sent that once (or regularly) just email Clare Chesterman, the parish administrator, at sasms@btinternet.com and you’ll be sent it.

Also See our service calendar for details.

In the meantime, stay safe!

In usual times:

We are two churches that live and breathe together and stand at the heart of the community of Surbiton. Around 15,000 people use our buildings each year, of whom 5,000 come to a service of one type or other.

We hope to offer the best of the Church of England’s tradition, with a great choir, thoughtful sermons, a Eucharist each Sunday and beautiful services; alongside that, there are other services where things move a little more freely, in particular our services specially designed for families with young children: here the beauty may be less in hitting the right notes, than in the spirit with which we’re singing.

Our churches are places to celebrate, both with joy, as at Christmas and at baptisms and weddings, but also, at times, with reflection and mourning, as at All Souls or at funerals.

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted…”

Our churches are a place for all these things to happen, as well as a place for people to find their own journeys at more mundane times, both as individuals and as part of the community of Surbiton. Our prayer is that through our churches, we fan the flames of God’s spirit in this place.

See our service calendar for details.