Where is St. Mark’s located?
St. Mark’s is tucked away in the suburbs of Scarborough. Our address is 115 Orton Park Road, M1G 3G9, Scarborough, ON, M1G 3G9 . Check out the map below for more details on where exactly we’re located.
Is there a dress code?
No! Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. You’ll see people on Sunday morning dressed in jeans and a t-shirt; others like to dress up for church. Trends are not important – what’s important is that we gather together each week and celebrate God in our midst.
Is the church wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the sanctuary is on the same level as the entrance and there are no stairs. For functions going on in the basement, there is a accessibility ramp outside.
Do you have to be a member of the United Church of Canada to attend Sunday service?
No, St. Mark’s is welcome to everyone no matter their religious background. We welcome all into our sanctuary and wish for you to feel as much at home as possible. Worship is participatory and inclusive in word and gesture; no person is without a friend by the end of your visit at St. Mark’s.
How long is a normal church service?
Normally about 1 hour (starting at 11:00 AM, 10:00 AM in the summer), but we’d love to see you earlier (10:30 AM) as we share some coffee and conversationtogether in a social setting prior to Sunday service.
Is there a place for my child at St. Mark’s?
Children are invited to depart for Sunday School a few minutes into the service, after a time designed especially for them. Sometimes kids new to St. Mark’s prefer to stay with their parents. That is fine with us. It is important that everyone be comfortable. If they do stay with you, or come back early and become restless, feel free to move to the open area at the side, near the front doors, where there is room to roam around and play. You’ll find a bookshelf of toys and books there.
Is it OK if I just show up one Sunday to see what it’s like?
Of course! We’d love to see you.