|Rector / Priest in Charge|
|Date Posted||September 14, 2016|
Southern Virginia (Rev. Charles Robinson & Susan Allen)
|Communicants in Good Standing||121|
|Average Sunday Attendance||50|
|Adult Population in Church School||16|
St. Mark's mission includes welcoming all regardless of race, sexual orientation or religious belief. They have always been a church to strive to be an example to others as we follow God's teachings and do his work -- "love your neighbor as yourself." They were our first Integrity-affiliated church. They have had a history of collaborative clergy leadership.
They are more of a blue-collar parish, and their history of inclusiveness and creativity - though prophetic for our diocese - is no longer unique. They will need to discover and develop new ways of standing out among the other 3 churches in the Hampton, VA area. They are experiencing some downturn in resources for ministry, as many churches have.
St. Mark's is likeable, committed, and passionate. They live out a gospel of welcoming the stranger, and in partnership with the other Episcopal churches of Hampton, they have a unique position to assist the homeless as well as respond to other needs in their part of Hampton.