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St. Mark's Church Hall Regular Events for 2024

St. Mark’s Church has a number of regular activities and classes in the Church Hall that you may wish to join and attend.  There are both weekly and monthly activities that you may be interested in.  Please take a look at this list and use the contact details to find out more information, such as cost, duration and exact timings of the activity.

Weekly Events

Monday Morning:    Zumba Gold

Every Monday morning, Julie House (pictured) runs a Zumba group for older ladies, called Zumba Gold. The group has been together for quite a while now.  They have refreshments after, so it is a great way to make new friends or meet up with old acquaintances.  All levels of ability are welcome from beginners upwards. For further information, use the contact details below.
Website: Funky Fitness
Mobile: 07799 650388

Monday Afternoon 

Tuesday afternoon:   Step By Step Academy of Dance

Dance classes from ages 2+ to adult. We cover multiple subjects:
Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Acrobatics & Tumbling, Street, Commercial, Lyrical and Musical theatre.
Located at St Marks on Mondays 4pm-7pm & Tuesdays 4:45-6:45pm.
For further information, click on the associated picture or on this Step By Step link or use the contact details below.
Claire Mobile: 07889 572569
Lucy Mobile: 07468 522053

Thursday Morning:   Adults Ballroom and Latin American Dance Classes

Every Thursday morning, DanceAway offers a choice of classes for Beginners, Improvers and Intermediate dancers. Ballroom, Latin American and Popular Sequence dancing.
Very friendly classes where the emphasis is on learning to dance in a relaxed and social environment.
Everyone Welcome, with or without a partner.
Plenty of Free car parking on site.
Fully ISTD/IDTA Qualified and Insured Teacher
For further information, use the contact details below.
Website: Dance Away
Mobile: 07980 060337

Monthly Events

The first Tuesday of Every Month:    Community Lunch

On the first Tuesday of every month, St. Mark’s Church host a community lunch, the food provided by the local Rotary Club. All are welcome to attend, and at only £5 for two courses, as well as making new friends, it is very good value. For further information, please contact Marion Marks on 
01202 529349

The fourth Tuesday of Every Month:    Morning talks for Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance

The meetings are at 10.45 am on the fourth Tuesday of the month (this is not always the last) in the lounge of St Mark’s Church (There are no meetings August or December).
The meetings start with tea/coffee and biscuits followed by the speaker for that month at 11.00am.

There are a varied selection of talks, including history, geography, entertainment and other general topics.
The programme is usually on St. Mark’s notice board.
Suitable for all adults.

Entry £4.00 to include refreshments (open to non members).

For further information, please contact Liz Malin
Phone: 01929 472441

The second Wednesday of Every Month:    Talbot Village Women’s Institute

The meetings are at 1pm to 3pm on the second Wednesday of each month.
We have interesting speakers and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat.  The meetings would suit ladies who want to join a friendly group of like minded ladies.
Entry is free for the first meeting and then £3.00 for subsequent meetings. However, after the first 3 meetings we encourage ladies to join. A full year is £48 (April to March) but we charge a pro rata amount depending on when you join.

For further information, please contact
Carol Ware (President)
Phone: 01202 914632

Jackie Barfield (Treasurer)
Email: [email protected]
Home: 01202 989082
Mobile: 01202 989082

The second Saturday of Every Month:    Trainmaster Dorset at St. Mark’s

Trainmaster Dorset is an award-winning, train-themed children’s events business covering Dorset and the Hampshire border.  We offer exciting stay-and-play sessions for children! We visit local halls and fill them with our huge track layout where your kids can play with our vast collection of motorized and push along trains! We also have electric ride on trains, a Thomas coaster, pop-up train tent, musical trains, baby section and more!

There’s no age limit for our events but they are most enjoyed by children aged 18 months to 6 years. We always offer quiet (less busy) sessions which are also open to everyone and are popular with SEND families, younger children and anyone that prefers to play in a more relaxed environment.

For further information, exact dates and how to book tickets, go to the website, and filter on Bournemouth