St. Mark’s Church

The view of St. Marks church from the roadway. A green sign is on the left. The scene is sunlit with blue sky.

St. Mark’s Church can be found on Cold Ash Hill in Cold Ash village. The recently renovated Cold Ash War Memorial is sited within the church grounds. Click the link for details of its restoration.

St. Mark’s is part of the Hermitage Team Ministry which comprises 7 churches to the North East of Newbury. 

  • St. Mark’s, Cold Ash
  • St. Mary and St. Nicolas, Compton
  • St. Marys, East Ilsley
  • St. Frideswide, Frilsham
  • St. Mary’s, Hampstead Norreys
  • Holy Trinity, Hermitage
  • St. Peter and St. Paul, Yattendon

Revd Wayne Lautenbach’s contact details are:

The church now has a paid administrator who can handle most subjects for the whole team. Her name is Fenella Woods and can be contacted by e-mail on


Everyone is welcome to Worship at St. Mark’s Church. The services are as follows:

1st Sunday 8amHoly Communion Book of Common Praise
1st Sunday 11amFamily Praise in The Fisher Room
2nd Sunday 11amParish Communion with choir
3rd Sunday 8amHoly Communion Book of Common Prayer
3rd Sunday 11amCafe Church in The Fisher Room
4th Sunday 11amParish Communion
5th Sunday 10amTeam Communion Service at one of the churches in the Hermitage Team

Further details can be found here.

Other activities include:

  • Monthly Lunch Club for Parishioners on the second Wednesday of the month in the Fisher Room
  • Monthly Coffee Morning on the last Friday of the month in the Fisher Room

St.Mark’s Parish News

St Mark’s Parish News is a monthly printed publication, produced by St Mark’s Church. As well as church notices and articles it’s also full of articles about coming events, topical subjects and some local history. There are also a number of adverts – really useful for finding a local supplier for those goods or services that you really need. About 400 copies are printed and distributed monthly.

Copies are available for just 70p each from the Cold Ash Post Office Stores (Cold Ash Hill).

You can also purchase an annual subscription for £8 which includes free delivery (by volunteers) to most properties within the parish. Contact Pat Shaw by email ( to check whether your property is covered and to subscribe.


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