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Church of St Mark

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Location type: Church
Location address: United Kingdom, Sheffield
Number of texts: 1
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Made by | Reference MJHarrold | © CC 3.0
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The church was originally built in 1868–1871 to a standard neo-Gothic design by W. H. Crossland. This building was destroyed by an incendiary bomb during the “Sheffield Blitz” of 12 December 1940, only the spire and a porch survived (they are now Grade II listed structures). The remnants of the bombed church were used as the basis for a new church designed by George Pace and constructed 1958–1963. This new building is of a Modernist design but is also sympathetic to the Gothic spire and porch. It is a rubble-faced concrete building with striking slit windows of varying numbers and locations around the building. There are also two notable stained glass windows: the Te Deum window by Harry Stammers and the west window by John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens.

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