Located at 1 Porter Road in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts is St Mark’s Episcopal Church. Built in 1964, the original 4475 square-foot building has seen two additions and now consists of approximately 11,200 square feet. The main sanctuary has a sacristy behind the large pipe organ and all the furnishings for the main church, such as alter, chairs (instead of pews) are completely movable.
Attached to the side of the sanctuary is an office wing with eight rooms for use by the priest, secretary, treasurer, and choir, and a small chapel and a meeting room plus bathrooms. It also contains a library and a common room (what we call the Founders Room) that can be used for meetings. Under this is the lower level that contains classrooms for Sunday School, and the old kitchen - now used by the Men’s Wine Group.
Leaving the sanctuary through its main doors at the back is the Great Hall which has many functions. It contains a full kitchen used by the Holy Grounds Café group for after service coffee and treats, social events etc. The area also has a laundry room, nursery, and two more bathrooms. This area has an elevator making it, the sanctuary, and the main floor of the office wing handicapped accessible. Below the Great Hall is a full basement used for secure storage, AC units and utilities, and the Irving Conrad Workshop.
Outside is a large, paved parking lot, a children’s playground, and an area used for the Rainbow Community Garden. The playground is open to the public and the gardens are shared with our Salvation Church friends. On the other side of the grounds is our Memorial Garden. The original altar from the sanctuary sits here and the names of those interred are on monuments at its entrance.
Located three minutes or .9 miles from the church at 14 Melody Lane, East Longmeadow, MA is the rectory. The house is a two story three-bedroom home with an attached garage. It is in a quiet neighborhood at the end of a cul-de-sac.
Our Buildings & Grounds Council
Our church proper is maintained regularly by our Sexton. Our Buildings & Grounds Council oversees all other maintenance and improvement projects. This dedicated group ensures the lawn is mowed, the snow plowed, the infrastructure kept up-to-date and all while ensuring the most thoughtful use of our resources.