St. Mark's Anglican Church, Bermuda | Capital Campaign 2015
Capital Campaign 2016
Welcome to our Capital Campaign 2016 home page.
Following the success of our 2015 Capital Campaign we hope that you will take some time
to review this information and consider lending your support to our campaign.
About St. Mark's Church
St. Mark's Church history goes back nearly 400 years to the earliest days of the Bermuda colony. One of nine parishes in the Diocese of the Anglican Church of Bermuda, Smith's Parish is primarily a residential neighbourhood with a population of some 6,000 people. The Parish is also home to several schools as well as one of Bermuda's largest nature reserves at Spittal Pond.
The church has seating for some 200 persons with a small side chapel dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi which is used for small special occasions. The church also houses a good pipe organ, one of the best small organs on the island, which is an important part of our Music Ministry. For a comprehensive profile of St. Mark's you may wish to review our Parish Profile.
Why a Capital Campaign?
St. Mark's Church is so much more than just a parish church. The St. Mark's "campus" covers some 5 acres in one of the most beautiful, most photographed locations in Bermuda. In addition to the historic church, a Grade 1 listed building, the "campus" includes the Rectory and a Parish Hall which is currently used as a nursery school. The Rectory, itself a Grade 2 listed building, is a lovely, two-storey, mid-19th century house in spacious grounds and was formerly the family home of J. Scott Pearman, an early benefactor of St. Mark's. The "campus" is completed by four residential rental units.
The costs associated with maintaining the St. Mark's "campus" are funded by our rentals and by collections, pledges and donations but little is left at the end of the year to put towards capital improvements and/or major maintenance items such as renovation of our Stained Glass Windows, just one of the many items that are on our long term wish list.
During 2015 we embarked on a Capital Campaign to raise additional revenue for the first phase of an ambitious Master Plan. Details of Phase 1 objectives and costs can be reviewed here. Much has been accomplished with major renovations to the Parish Hall and improvements to the land around the Hall to provide additional function space and expanded parking. As with any campus of the size of St. Mark's, however, there is always necessary work to be done and so we do continue to seek additional support in the year ahead.
How you can help - Stewardship
We know that stewardship is embedded in everything we do and everything we are. Each year our members faithfully pledge financial support that empowers our ministries and makes our parish the haven of blessings that it is. There are several ways you can support St. Mark's. First, be sure to make a generous annual pledge to support the ongoing operations. Then consider your best pledge to the Capital Campaign, payable in installments in up to three years. In addition to your campaign pledges, you may wish to consider a planned gift, such as a bequest in your will, gift of appreciated property, or a charitable trust.
St. Mark's has a joyful tradition of making Christ known to our friends, families, and those who live around us. For 400 years we have celebrated our successes and stood firm in our commitment to carry out the sacred work of the Holy Spirit. The Capital Campaign is an important means to an end for this Church we love. We invite you now to join us in celebrating our legacy and committing ourselves to a strong future.
Oh! And one more thing...
...Please pray for us. Click here for our Capital Campaign Prayer.
"If God is for us, who can be against us" - Romans 8. 31
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