About

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

St. Mark’s has a comfortable mix of both long-standing and newer members. Some families are second and third generation parishioners and many have worshipped at St. Mark’s for decades. New members steadily arrive at St. Mark’s and find our parish hospitable and nourishing.
St. Mark’s is the second largest Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Florida and is one of the 25 largest churches in the country. Those who come to St. Mark’s enjoy the beautiful setting for worship, reflection, spiritual growth and fellowship. The people of St. Mark’s want to make a difference. God has richly blessed us with both the vision and resources to make a difference for Christ in the world. Today we continue to celebrate our history, to plan for our future, and to offer the present time to God, giving thanks for our clergy who celebrate with us our life in Christ.
    • Photo Courtesy of the Resident Community News
      The Rev. Tom Murray

      Photo Courtesy of the Resident Community News

The Reverend Thomas P. Murray

The Reverend Thomas P. Murray joined the St. Mark’s family in July 2015 after an extensive search process. Prior to becoming our newest rector, he worked as an associate rector for pastoral care in Winston-Salem, N.C. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; rector and headmaster for St. David’s Church and Preschool in Cheraw, S.C.; associate rector for family ministry at St. Helena’s Episcopal Church in Beaufort, S.C. and director of youth ministry at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Hartsville, S.C.

Tom received his Master of Divinity from the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, T.N.