St Mary's Church, Bramall Lane

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St Mary's
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St Mary's Church from the south
St Mary's Church, Bramall Lane is located in Sheffield
St Mary's Church, Bramall Lane
Shown within Sheffield
Basic information
Location Highfield
South Yorkshire, England
Geographic coordinates 53°22′20″N 1°28′18″W / 53.3722°N 1.4717°W / 53.3722; -1.4717Coordinates: 53°22′20″N 1°28′18″W / 53.3722°N 1.4717°W / 53.3722; -1.4717
Affiliation Anglican
District Diocese of Sheffield
Year consecrated 1830
Architectural description
Architect(s) Joseph Potter
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Gothic revival
Construction cost £13,927 (£1,090,000 in 2015)[1]
Specifications
Height (max) 140 feet (43 m)

St Mary's Church, Bramall Lane, is a Church of England church in the City of Sheffield, England. It is one of three churches that were built in Sheffield under the Church Building Act 1818 (the other two being St George's Church, Portobello and St Philip's Church, Netherthorpe), and is the only one still to be used as a church. The church was designed by Joseph Potter and cost £13,927 (equivalent to £1,090,000 in 2015).[1] A grant of £13,941 was received from the Church Building Commission to cover the cost of building and other expenses.[2] The foundation stone was laid on 12 October 1826 by the Countess of Surrey, and the church was consecrated on 21 July 1830.[3]

The church is built in the Perpendicular style, with a 140 feet (43 m) high tower,[4] It was damaged by bombing during the "Sheffield Blitz" and when restored was divided: the chancel and two east bays of the nave remained in use as a church, the rest of the building used as a community centre. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.[5] In 2000 a major internal refurbishment took place resulting in the church and community centre becoming a combined space.

The current vicar is Julian Sullivan.

There are close links between the church and Sheffield United F.C., whose ground is situated on Bramall Lane. During the refurbishment in 2000, church services took place at the football club.

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  1. ^ a b UK CPI inflation numbers based on data available from Gregory Clark (2015), "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)" MeasuringWorth.
  2. ^ Port, M. H. (2006), 600 New Churches: The Church Building Commission 1818-1856 (2nd ed.), Reading: Spire Books, p. 329, ISBN 978-1-904965-08-4 
  3. ^ St Mary’s Church. Sheffield & District Family History Society (accessed 11 February 2006).
  4. ^ Harman, R. & Minnis, J. (2004) Pevsner City Guides: Sheffield, pp220–221. New Haven & London: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-10585-1
  5. ^ Historic England, "Church of St Mary, Sheffield (1246817)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 8 April 2015 

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