Do you have a question about St Mark’s? Perhaps you are thinking of joining us as a member, or you want advice about baptism, renting Addison Hall or using the church. You will find the answers below.

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Membership

Q. How do I become a member of St. Mark’s?

A. If you would like to become a member of St. Mark’s, please complete one of the Membership Forms which are located at the back of the Church. You may give it to one of the Ushers on a Sunday or drop it off at the office. We will then arrange for The Rector to visit you.

Baptisms

Q. I am not a member of St. Mark’s. Can I still have my child baptized there?

A. We encourage people to have their children baptized in the church they attend as that is where their religious nurturing will occur. If there are extenuating circumstances, please contact the Rector at 905-468-3123 or at stmarks@cogeco.net

Q. When are Baptisms held?

A. Normally they are held quarterly and are usually in conjunction with other special Holy days, e.g. Easter, Pentecost, All Saints Day, etc. Specific dates will be posted on the website, or contact us at stmarks@cogeco.net

Funerals

Q. How do I arrange a funeral?

A. Please contact the Rector directly by calling 905-468-3123

Hall Rental

Q. I want to book the Hall. How do I go about it?

A. You must fill out a Hall Rental Application form and it will be given to the Corporation for approval. Once approved you must provide the following:

1. $100 security deposit (to be returned 10 days after event if no repairs or extra cleaning is required)

2. $100 rental deposit

3. Proof of Liability Insurance: (a) for large groups or established groups, the insurance certificate MUST show St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Niagara on the Lake AND The Synod of the Diocese of Niagara as additional insured parties, and a Hold Harmless Agreement must be signed (b) for small groups (e.g. receptions, small dinners, self-help groups) proof of home liability insurance must be supplied and a Hold Harmless Agreement must be signed

Hold Harmless Agreement – The purpose of a Hold Harmless agreement is to draw to the attention of the user the fact that there is some responsibility involved in the use of church property, and that they are going to be held responsible for their conduct in the building/parking or wherever. The point should be emphasized that a fee is only for the use of the facilities, not responsibility for security being assumed or implied.

Q. What are the fees for rental?

A. $300 for a 4 hr rental, $600 for over 4 hours.

A deposit of $100 is required at time of booking. In addition the security deposit of $100 must be made at that time (this will be returned to you 10 days after the event providing no repairs or extra cleaning is required). Final payment is due 5 days prior to the event.

Q. What are the hours of operation.

A. You can rent the Addison Hall between 9:00 am and 12:00 midnight. All persons must exit the premises by midnight.

Q. Can we serve alcohol?

A. In order to have alcohol on the premises, you must obtain a “Special Occasions Permit” from the LCBO and bring it with the final payment 5 days prior to the event. The permit MUST be displayed exactly where the alcohol is being served and MUST be visible and readable to all in attendance.

Q. How many people will the hall accommodate?

A. Dinner/Alcoholic beverages (102)
Seating only (140)
Chairs and tables (118)
Standing only (280)

Q. How late can we stay?

A. Everyone must be out by midnight.

Q. How do we get the keys?

A. Arrangements are made through the Parish Office at time of final payment.

Use of Church

Q. How do we book the use of the Church and what are the costs?

A. Arrangements are made through the Church office on an individual basis by emailing stmarks@cogeco.net