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St Mark's Church, Saltney
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St Mark's Church, Saltney
Coordinates: 53°10′45″N 2°54′54″W / 53.1791°N 2.9151°W / 53.1791; -2.9151
OS grid reference SJ 389 651
Location High Street, Saltney, Cheshire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Mark, Saltney
History
Status Parish church
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 17 February 1994
Architect(s) T. M. Lockwood
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1892
Completed 1893
Specifications
Materials Brick with stone bands
Slate roofs
Administration
Parish Lache-cum-Saltney
Deanery Chester
Archdeaconry Chester
Diocese Chester
Province York
Clergy
Vicar(s) Revd Hennie Johnston
Assistant priest(s) Revd Wendy Steadman
Revd Simon Chesters
Curate(s) Rev Jon Phillips
Laity
Reader(s) David Williams
Geoff Belton
Churchwarden(s) Denise Baxter-Smallwood
Mike Johnson
Parish administrator Joanne Lucas

St Mark's Church is in High Street, Saltney, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester, and the diocese of Chester. Its benefice is combined with those of St Matthew, Saltney Ferry, and Sandy Lane Family Church, Lache-cum-Saltney. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.

History

St Mark's was built in 1892–93, and designed by the Chester architect T. M. Lockwood.

Architecture

The church is constructed in red Ruabon brick, with stone bands, and has Westmorland slate roofs. Its plan consists of a nave, a north timber-framed porch, a northeast vestry, a chancel with an apse, and a south chapel, also with an apse. It has a bellcote standing on the ridge of the nave rather than on a gable. At the west end are triple lancet windows flanked by buttresses. Around the church are more lancet windows. The bellcote consists of a tier of panels, above which is a tier of louvred bell openings, and a slated steeple surmounted by a weathervane. On each side of the nave roof are three louvred and gabled lucarnes. The stained glass includes some late work from the Kempe Studios designed by W. E. Tower.

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