St Mark's Parish Church
St. Mark's is the parish church of Marske-by-the-Sea, a small town on the Cleveland coast and on the northern fringe of the North Yorkshire Moors.
The church stands tall and square, close to the town centre and adjacent to the 17th century Marske Hall.
The bellringers are one of the more active church-based groups in the local community. The current group was founded in 1969 and has rung the bells to call people to worship almost every week, for over fifty years.
Regular ringing times:
9.00 - 9.30am - Morning service
6.00 -7.00pm - Occasional quarter peals
7.30 - 9.00pm - Regular practice night.
New ringers' practice 7.00 - 7.30pm
Closed on some Bank Holidays.
6.00-7.00pm - beginners session (by arrangement)
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We Rang for the King!
St Mark's Church Bell Ringers joined an army of bell ringers across the British Isles and around the world to ring the church bells to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.
Beginning at 9.30 am they were joined by about a dozen visitors from the town who helped to ring the bells and could proudly claim that they rang the bells for the coronation.
Shortly after 10.00am the regular team took over and rang the Queen's Change, the King's Change and a sequence of 120 changes called Stedman Doubles which dates from the time of King Charles II in the 1600s.
Everyone who took part received a special commemorative certificate and the visitors kindly donated £60 towards the bell tower repair fund which currently stands at over £35,000.
Fancy Ringing the Changes?
Bell Ringers' Open Nights - Mondays from 7.00pm
Interested in a new hobby?
Try your hand at 'ringing the changes' on Marske church bells. Visitors are welcome any Monday evening - demonstrations and the chance to have a few trial pulls on a bell rope.
7.00 Visit the bells & trial pulls
7.30 Regular Bell Ringers' Practice
We can show you how to do it. In return we ask that you help to ring the bells on Sunday mornings for half a hour.
Minimum age - 12 years (must be tall enough to reach the rope!), no upper limit. Young people under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to the open night.
Try it for a few weeks - you might like it!
St Mark'sChurch, Marske-by-the-sea stands tall and proud above the rooftops of the town and is clearly visible from all approaches to the town centre.
There is unresricted parking outside Marske Hall, adjacent to the church and in the nearby side streets. More free parking is available 60 yards away behind the small shopping centre to the east of the town centre roundabout.
Access to the tower is through a door overlooking the lawns at the foot of the tower. The ringing room is on the first floor