Who We Are
St. Mark’s is a growing and dynamic parish. Inside our brick walls you’ll find a warm and accepting community of faith: a place where longtime members and first-time visitors connect with God, one another, and a call to serve our community and the world.
At St. Mark’s, worship and parish life blends our love and respect for ancient and beautiful liturgical traditions with our desire to put faith into action. You’ll find spiritual nourishment through Anglican worship, learning opportunities for all ages, and ever-expanding outreach and justice advocacy ministries.
We actively collaborate with neighborhood organizations. We sustain our vital campus partnerships while creating new initiatives that respond to critical social needs.
With imagination, joy, and faithful purpose, we live into our mission, as a people called into community to do God’s work.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church is called to do God's work through its people, financial resources, building and land to:
Growing in God's time, we become a caring community in which all realize God's love, mercy, and compassion - - creating wholeness and connection for everyone in the here and now.
St. Mark’s was founded in 1890 in Foxboro, MA. Its core purpose is “called into community to do God’s work.” Beginning in a modest and tasteful fieldstone church, as the population of Foxboro, MA increased, a new church was erected at 116 South Street and dedicated on May 16, 1962. In 2007, St. Mark’s undertook a major transformation of the building with the redesign of the sanctuary, entrance way, undercroft and kitchen, making it a very welcoming and useful space for the parish and for the local community groups.
St. Mark’s has a long history of responding to the needs of the community and world. In 1965, the church responded to the civil rights movement, sending the rector, The Reverend Frank Johnston, and four members to march in Selma, Alabama. The parish also started the Foxboro Food Pantry and The New Trading Post, a consignment shop by the Town Common.