About St Mark’s New Ferry



As a church we are convinced that the message of the Bible (written so long ago) is both relevant and life giving in our own day.

If you have an eye to church history, we stand in the Reformed tradition of the Church of England; taking the Bible as the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.


Our Aims



There are two things that are central to what we are:

First is the great command of Jesus - to love God with all that we are, and to love our neighbours as ourselves. When we gather as a church family we seek to express our love for God in praise, prayer, and obedient listening to his Word, the Bible; and to support one another as we live the Christian life day by day.

Second is the great mission Jesus gave the church - to go and make disciples of all nations. Every square inch of our nation is served by a Church of England parish church, and the duty and joy of that church family is to make known the good news of Jesus Christ to every new generation.


Gospel Partnership



We are a founding member of the North West Partnership of Churches. This reflects our commitment to the evangelical faith (which is the historic foundation of our Church of England) and the desire to see Biblical Christianity thrive in our region.

We also belong to the Wirral Gospel Partnership, working together to strengthen local ministry.


Our Team


Andrew Greenhough
Vicar

Andrew became vicar in 2005, having previously served in churches in mid-Cheshire and the borders of Manchester.

Andrew is a keen musician, and absolutely the jack of many trades (piano, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet) and not at all the master of any.

Although getting on a bit, he still manages to get around the football pitch on a Sunday evening, albeit at a slightly slower pace than he once enjoyed!


Des Drury
Associate Minister

Des became a Christian through the ministry at St Mark’s, and has served as Reader, Warden, Treasurer, and Youth Leader.

Des was a baker all his working life. His children have all flown the nest, and he is busy as a grandparent now. He served as Associate Minister for the parish from 1999-2015, and now has the Bishop’s “PTO” (permission to officiate) since officially retiring.


Mike Gillam
Youth and Families Minister

Mike’s a St Mark’s lad from birth, growing up through the children’s and youth work. Having returned from Preston (Uni & vocational training) he is now serving on the staff team at St Mark’s. Mike oversees our children’s and youth ministries, teaches RE in the local school, and pitches in to most aspects of parish life.

Mike is married to Ruth, they have a young daughter. He plays football Sunday nights, but makes sure he is home in time to watch Match of the Day!


Pete Chamberlin
Curate

Pete joined the team as curate in July 2017. He recently trained at Oak Hill Theological College, and is also curate at St Peter’s in Rock Ferry. Pete is married to Jo and they have two young children.