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St Mark's Church
51°33′10.295″N 0°1′58.15″E / 51.55285972°N 0.0328194°E / 51.55285972; 0.0328194
Location Lorne Road, Forest Gate, Greater London, E7 0LJ
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Conservative Evangelical
Status Active
Functional status Parish church
Years built 1893–1898
Parish St. Mark, Forest Gate
Deanery Newham
Archdeaconry Archdeaconry of West Ham
Diocese Diocese of Chelmsford
Vicar(s) The Revd Ben King
Organist(s) Elizabeth Palmer
Churchwarden(s) Sharon Yates and Mike Richardson

St Mark's Church is a Church of England parish church in Forest Gate, east London.


It is sited on Tylney Road and originated as a mission church of Emmanuel Church. It was meant to serve the area between Wanstead Flats and the Romford Road and initially held services in a rented cowshed, until a site was acquired in 1888 for a permanent church, built in three stages between 1893 and 1898. This church was given a separate parish in 1894 by splitting off areas from Emmanuel and All Saints.

Present day

St Mark's stands in the Conservative Evangelical tradition of the Church of England.

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