Mark is a magician with a difference!
Because he is also a Priest, though he NEVER pushes his religious or spiritual beliefs onto others. Rather, he uses magic to awaken people to their own inner ‘spark of magic’ - their own beauty.
Mark served as an Anglican Priest for over a decade but more recently decided to resign his membership of the Church of England so he can offer his services in a broader, more eclectic and independent way.
He is now a member of the Progressive Christian Alliance and, in 2011, will also be transferring his Priestly Orders to an Independent Episcopal Church with a fully inclusive and open ethos.
( The story of Mark's gradual disillusionment with 'organised religion,' and re-enchantment through earth based spirituality, is told in his book The Path of The Blue Raven. www.amazon.co.uk/Path-Blue-Raven-Mark-Townsend/dp/product-description/1846942381
With regard to his magic, Mark combines mind-bending effects with mythology, storytelling and a dose of zany humour. He has an inner belief that enchantment is a necessary (and oft missing) ingredient for all people to live healthy lives. However most have forgotten how to experience it. He therefore sees his role as 'Bringing Wonder Back to Life'.
Through many years of performing Mark has discovered that his unique approach touches people deeply and not only brings joy and laugher, but also leaves them with a deep feeling of their own inner self worth.
Whether for performances designed for hundreds or thousands or mysteries for the smaller gathering, he has a repertoire to fit any occasion and can tailor his performance to suit your exact need, for young or old, for corporate events or spiritual gatherings.
Mark has performed at every type of event including:
Schools (end of term guest etc.)
Colleges (as above)
After dinner speaking engagements
Mark also works in an intimate (close-up) style, which is suitable for smaller settings, or indeed for dinners and other events where a more personal approach is desired.
If you would a little Magic brought to your event then please fill out the email request on the Contact Form page of this website and Mark will get back to you personally.