St Mark

Swindon, Wiltshire


St Mark

Gothic style church originally built for the GWR and new Swindon as 'the railway church.' Designed by Sir Gilbert Scott, it is now 170 years old and suffering from masonry erosion throughout the fabric of the church building. Its tower and stonework is in urgent need of repair. The project comprises the replacement of damaged stone string courses; extensive repairs to stonework pointing around the church and throughout the tower/spire; restoration of gargoyles and repairs to the walkways around the top of the tower/spire. Repairs will preserve this living church as an important place of worship within a large, diverse and growing urban parish. They will also preserve the rich social position of the church and its connection with GWR railway history, as The Railway Church, and the railway workers for whom it was founded.

  • Church of England

  • Partnership Grant, £5,000, 2016

  • Our Partnership Grants funded a range of repair projects, recommended by County Church Trusts, to help keep churches open.

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