St Mark's Church, Washwood Heath

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
St Mark's
Church of St Mark Washwood Heath.jpg
52°29′47.49″N 1°51′2.22″W / 52.4965250°N 1.8506167°W / 52.4965250; -1.8506167Coordinates: 52°29′47.49″N 1°51′2.22″W / 52.4965250°N 1.8506167°W / 52.4965250; -1.8506167
Location Washwood Heath, Birmingham
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Anglo-Catholic
History
Dedication St Mark
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade II listed
Architect(s) J. A. Chatwin
Groundbreaking 1890
Completed 1899 (1899)
Administration
Parish St Mark with St Saviour, Saltley
Deanery Aston
Archdeaconry Birmingham
Diocese Anglican Diocese of Birmingham
Clergy
Rector Revd Alan Thompson

St Mark's is a Grade II listed parish church in the Church of England in Washwood Heath, Birmingham.[1]

History[edit]

Building of the church started in 1890. The church was extended in 1894 with the addition of two bays of the nave with north and south aisles.[2] In 1898 to 1899 a further extension of the nave and aisles was undertaken and a baptistry and steeple were built.[3] The church was consecrated in 1899.

A parish was formed in 1907 when land was taken out of St Saviour's Church, Saltley.

It is under the care of the Bishop of Ebbsfleet and follows the Anglo-Catholic tradition in its liturgy.[4]

Organ[edit]

The church contained an organ by F.W. Ebrall. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Buildings of England. Warwickshire. Nikolaus Pevsner. p.200. Second Edition. 1966. Penguin Books Limited
  2. ^ Birmingham Daily Post. Monday 17 December 1894. p.4. Church Extension at Washwood Heath
  3. ^ Leamington Spa Courier. Saturday 3 December 1898. p.4. Ecclesiastical and Denominational
  4. ^ http://www.ebbsfleet.org.uk/directoryDetail.php?id=209
  5. ^ "NPOR D02356". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 9 February 2015.