Where is St. Mark’s Located?
We are located in central south Austin in the Barton Hills Neighborhood, adjacent to the Barton Creek greenbelt.
What times are your services?
Summer schedule (Memorial Day – Labor Day):
Sundays: 8:00 am and 10:00 am.
Wednesdays: 6:00 pm in Grace Chapel
Saturdays: Contemplative Prayer at 8:15 am, Grace Chapel
Academic year: (Sunday after Labor Day - Sunday prior to Memorial Day)
Sundays: 7:45 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am
Wednesdays: Holy Eucharist at 6 pm in Grace Chapel
Monday - Thursday: Noonday Prayer at 12 pm in Grace Chapel
What are your services like and how long do they last?
All Sunday and Wednesday evening services are Holy Eucharist according to The Book of Common Prayer (1979). See our Sunday Schedule and Service Description page for more.
Is there music?
Our organist plays at the 9:00 and 11:00 am Sunday services (Sept. - May). The adult choir sings at the 11:00 am service every Sunday of the program year. The St. Mark’s Choristers (children’s choir) sing approximately once a month during the program year. There is no music at 7:45 am. Read more here. In the summer, music is played during the 10 am service.
Do you have Christian Formation?
Christian Formation for adults is offered between services on Sundays during the academic year (mid-September through May) from 10:00 to 10:50 am. To see what classes are currently on offer, visit our events page.
Programs for youth and children are offered occasionally during the Sunday School hour throughout the year and are advertised as individual events. On normal Sundays, children and families are encouraged to join our Family Taco Hour, where they can sit and get to know others over breakfast, or sign in their children for supervised play time on the playground while they attend adult formation classes.
Do you have a nursery or Children’s Chapel?
A nursery is available for younger children, age 0 (crawling babies) - 3 years, and is open from 8:45 am - 12:15 pm every Sunday during the program year (Sept. - May). In the summer the nursery is open from 9:45 - 11:15 am each Sunday.
Children’s Chapel is held for children ages 4 to 6 (mature 3 year olds welcome), at the 9:00 and 11:00 am services, and at 10:00 am in the summer. The children are formally dismissed early on in the service and then return to join their families in the church before Communion.
What if my child is restless during the service?
The spontaneous joyful noises of children are always welcome at St. Mark’s, but if your child is overly restless, rocking chairs are provided in the Narthex, along with a children’s book “little library” and coloring book pages with crayons. A selection of toys are also available in the Parish Hall.
Who may receive communion?
All Christians who have been baptized are welcome to receive communion. Those who have not yet been baptized are still encouraged to come forward to the rail and to receive a prayer of blessing. To indicate that you’d like a prayer of blessing, kneel at the rail, and cross your arms over your chest.
At what age may children receive communion?
Children at St. Mark’s are welcome to receive communion at any time after they have been baptized.
Do you have more information on baptisms, weddings, or funerals?
How do I become a member of St. Mark’s?
Go to our “Become a Member” page to find out!