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Church of St Mark
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Affiliation Anglican
District Diocese of Sheffield
Location Broomhill, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Architect(s) William Henry Crossland, George Pace
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Gothic revival/Modern
Completed 1871; 1963

St Mark's Church, Broomhill is the parish church of the Sheffield suburb of Broomhill, in the United Kingdom.

The church was originally built in 1868–1871 to a standard neo-Gothic design by William Henry Crossland. This building was destroyed by an incendiary bomb during the "Sheffield Blitz" of 12 December 1940, only the spire and a porch survived (they are now Grade II listed structures). The remnants of the bombed church were used as the basis for a new church designed by George Pace and constructed 1958–1963. This new building is of a Modernist design but is also sympathetic to the Gothic spire and porch. It is a rubble-faced concrete building with striking slit windows of varying numbers and locations around the building. There are also two notable stained glass windows: the Te Deum window by Harry Stammers and the west window by John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens.

The parish of Broomhill & Broomhall has increased in area and population size over the years. In the 1970s, the parish boundaries expanded to include the university area and the neighbouring St George's Church was closed. Later, in 2000, another neighbouring church, St Silas Broomhall, was also closed. The present parish, has come to include a large geographical area which extends from Ranmoor to the city ring road.

Noted for its radical, inclusive theology, the church houses the Centre for Radical Christianity. The vicar is Ian Wallis, assistant priest Susan Hammersley and curate Shan Rush.

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