St. Mark's Church, Harrogate

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St Mark's Church,Harrogate
St Mark's Church,Harrogate
53°58′55.73″N 1°32′8.86″W / 53.9821472°N 1.5357944°W / 53.9821472; -1.5357944Coordinates: 53°58′55.73″N 1°32′8.86″W / 53.9821472°N 1.5357944°W / 53.9821472; -1.5357944
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Evangelical
Website http://www.smch.org.uk
History
Dedication St. Mark
Administration
Parish Harrogate
Deanery Harrogate
Archdeaconry Richmond
Diocese Leeds
Province York
Clergy
Vicar(s) The Revd Guy Donegan-Cross
Curate(s) The Revd Andrew Patrick

St. Mark's Church, Harrogate is a parish church in the Church of England located in Harrogate. It is a Grade II listed building.[1]

History[edit]

The congregation formed in 1893 and held services in a mission room. The church was built in 1898 to designs by the architect John Oldrid Scott. It comprises a nave with aisles and south porch. The chancel has a south chapel and vestry. On the north side is the organ chamber. The church was opened in 21 July 1899 by the Bishop of Ripon, Dr. William Boyd Carpenter.

The west end was completed between 1920 and 1959,[2] but without the west end tower originally planned for it by the architect.

The church was restored in 1997 and re-opened by The Rt Revd David Young, Bishop of Ripon and Leeds.

Organ[edit]

The church contains and organ by Robert Hope-Jones which was rebuilt in 1907 by Norman and Beard, and then by Hill, Norman and Beard in 1951. Some rebuilding work was undertaken in 1980 by John Jackson and again in 1982 by Peter Wood and Son. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "Details from image database (382332 )". Images of England. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  2. ^ The Buildings of England. Yorkshire West Riding. Nikolaus Pevsner. Second Edition. Penguin Books. 1967
  3. ^ "NPOR N02925". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 20 April 2015.