About CRC

This site has been developed by St Mark’s CRC, with funding from The Jim Cotter Trust, to provide theological, spiritual and liturgical resources from an open, liberal, progressive and questioning approach to Christianity.

St Mark’s CRC is based at St Mark’s Church in Broomhill, Sheffield and has a membership drawn from around the UK.

We are a group of people who are committed to:

  • living with questions rather than finding answers
  • being rooted in Jesus of Nazareth
  • including and celebrating diversity in the community of Christ
  • speaking the language of contemporary discourse.

See Values and ethos for more information.

St Mark’s CRC was set up in 2003 to explore the meaning of the Christian faith in the 21st century and to offer a fresh vision of an open and inclusive church unafraid to ask the big questions.

Originally called St Mark’s Centre for Radical Christianity, both St Mark’s CRC and the world in which we live have moved on. The word radical has been hijacked by extremist groups, and no longer has the appeal it had at our beginning. On the other hand, our commitment to the roots of Christianity in the person of Jesus of Nazareth has in no way diminished. Today CRC stands for Constructive Responsive Christianity.

We are committed to exploring a living tradition reaching back to Jesus, which has given birth to a wide range of interpretations and insights. St Mark’s CRC seeks to respond critically, yet constructively and creatively, with forbears and contemporaries alike in order to present expressions of faith that can engage with the challenges and opportunities of our world so that together we can discover what being followers of Jesus today means for each one of us.

If you are interested in joining St Mark’s CRC and finding out more about our conferences and library evenings go to the CRC website for more information.

St Mark’s CRC: Constructive Responsive Christianity is a registered charity No 1181152.