Study and Prayer Groups

St Mark’s seeks to enable people to explore a living, thinking, loving faith in many ways, especially through the opportunities we offer for study, learning and prayer. During the year we run a number of courses or groups to enable people to learn more about the Bible and the Christian faith from different perspectives. Some courses are especially geared for those who are new to faith but all of them provide time and space where we can learn from one another.

These groups and courses include:

Children and Families

We run a variety of activities and services to support children and families in their exploration and expression of faith throughout their changing experiences. For more details visit the children and families’ page.

Encountering God

This 8 week course is for those interested in exploring faith in a small group. There will be a chance to reflect on what faith means and the ways faith impacts our lives.

Exploring faith for new Christians

We run small groups at various times throughout the year in which people can explore the basics of faith and, if they so wish, prepare for baptism.

Julian Group

This group meets on Mondays, 6.30 – 7.15pm in the chapel for Christian contemplative prayer and meditation. Weekly reading is also sent out via e-mail to for people to use in their own homes.

Lent Groups

Every year St Mark’s, in collaboration with the Sheffield Manor Parish, produces a Lent Course on a topical subject and organises a number of study groups. This year’s course can be found here.


A  monthly group for those who would like to expand their knowledge of the Bible in a small discussion group.

Vocations Groups

Currently two groups of people meet monthly to support one another as they wonder about the direction of their lives and how God might be guiding them.

Young Adults

The Young Adults Group is for anyone between 18-25 seeking to explore their faith in an inclusive Anglican environment. The group is run by young adults for young adults.

All these groups try to follow the framework set out in ‘Our Approach’ in the way they operate.

For further details on all these groups and other occasional seminars, please contact the Church Office, or 0114 266 3613.

A very useful additional resource is CRCOnline an ever evolving online library of theological resources, including articles, reflections, sermons, book reviews and links to other organisations.