St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Being. Growing. Living. Evanston, IL
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Who We Are

Where are you today? Lonely and afraid? Joyful and confident? Somewhere in between? Wherever you are in your journey of faith, know that there is a place for you here, companionship for the journey in this community gathered.

At St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, we believe that the spirit of God lives in every human being, and that we are called to glorify that which unites us while at the same time celebrating the awesome diversity of God’s creation. All of us at St. Mark’s share a commitment to our faith and to our community, and we welcome visitors regardless of religious background, race, or sexual orientation. Everyone is welcome here.

St. Mark’s is part of the Diocese of Chicago and the Episcopal Church of the United States, as well as the worldwide Anglican Communion.

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Creative, Down to Earth, Friendly, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Multigenerational, Lively

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Children's Ministry, Choir, Nursery, Adult Education

Music
Traditional Hymns, Organ, Contemporary, A capella

Denomination
Episcopal

Networks

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
1864

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
1509 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone
847-864-4806

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
Upon entering the church, a sense of quiet allows the worshippers to prepare themselves in prayer. Ushers show visitors to the pews and make sure they have a bulletin. St. Mark’s bulletins contain the complete service, including hymns, but if you have difficulty following the service, ask the person next to you or simply listen as the service progresses.

What is the community like?
St. Mark's strives to be a place where everyone is welcome. It is easy to get involved in the life of the church if you want to . . . and it is perfectly acceptable to be a "wall flower" if that is your comfort level. We are not pushy but we will probably greet you and welcome you enthusiastically (though not during the service - no one will ask you to stand up and introduce yourself!)

What if I'm not a Christian?
Christians, Seekers, Doubters, Agnostics --- even Muslims and Jews --- worship at St. Mark's. You may hear things in worship that stretch you, perhaps even that make you struggle, but, whatever your views, you will be respected and welcomed.

Leadership View all

Debra Bullock

Debra Bullock

Pastor Debra is a graduate of Seabury Western Theological Seminary and has been serving as Rector (senior pastor) at St. Mark's since March 2011. She serves on the Board of Directors of Interfaith Action of Evanston which has a hospitality center for the homeless at St. Mark's. She is also an active member of the Evanston Pastor's Fellowship. Prior to coming to St. Mark's, Pastor Debra served half-time as the Vicar of a small-congregation and half-time as the Assistant to the Rector of a medium-congregation in southern New Jersey for 3 1/2 years. Originally from north-central Wisconsin, Pastor Debra is thrilled to back in the midwest.

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