Church of St Mark, Reading

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St Mark, Reading
51°27′16″N 0°59′54″W / 51.4544°N 0.9984°W / 51.4544; -0.9984Coordinates: 51°27′16″N 0°59′54″W / 51.4544°N 0.9984°W / 51.4544; -0.9984
OS grid reference SU 696 733
Location Reading, Berkshire
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Church of England
Tradition Anglo-Catholic
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 2007
Architect(s) Montague Wheeler
Architectural type Parish church
Style Arts and Crafts, Gothic
Groundbreaking 1905
Completed 1906
Specifications
Materials Red brick, slate, tile, stone
Administration
Parish St. Mark and All Saints
Diocese Diocese of Oxford

The Church of St Mark, Reading is an Anglican church in Cranbury Road, Reading, Berkshire. It is part of the parish of St. Mark and All Saints, Reading, which includes All Saints' Church.[1]

Architecture[edit]

The present building dates from 1904–05,[2] although the church was founded 15 years previously as a mission.[1] Designed by Reading-based Scottish architect Montague Wheeler, the building is primarily Arts and Crafts but has Gothic references.[2] The brickwork is red brick English bond with some stone and tile dressings, and the roof is slated.[2] The stained glass windows on the western wall were made by Joseph Nuttgens and Reginald Hallward. The eastern face features a larger 1905–6 window by Charles Eamer Kempe.[2] A number of flying buttresses support the building.[2] On the north-west corner is an octagonal stair tower.[2]

Organ[edit]

The church organ was installed by William Hill & Sons in 1912. Its loft is located at the west end of the building, and is painted and panelled.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "St Mark, Reading". A Church Near You. Archbishops' Council. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Church of St Mark, Reading". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 30 September 2012.