St Mary's Church, Bramall Lane

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St Mary's Church
St Mary's Church from the south
St Mary's Church is located in Sheffield
St Mary's Church
St Mary's Church
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
Location Highfield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Consecrated 1830
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Joseph Potter
Style Gothic revival
Construction cost £13,927 (equivalent to £1,110,000 in 2015)[1]
Height 140 feet (43 m)
Parish Sheffield St Mary Bramall Lane
Deanery Ecclesall Deanery
Archdeaconry Archdeaconry of Sheffield and Rotherham
Diocese Diocese of Sheffield
Province Province of York
Vicar(s) vacant
Assistant priest The Revd Karen Cribb

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 £1,110,000 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.

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 (2016), "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. Retrieved 11 February 2006. 
  4. ^ Harman, R.; Minnis, J. (2004). Pevsner City Guides: Sheffield. New Haven & London: Yale University Press. pp. 220–221. 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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