St Mark's Dundela


Completed in 1878/9, St Mark's Church is a landmark in East Belfast, its 150ft high bell tower being seen from many miles around. It was designed in red sandstone by the eminent Victorian architect William Butterfield - also responsible for Keble College, Oxford - in magnificent Gothic revival style. It is an extravagant Grade A listed building, reflecting deep devotion to God. Sir John Betjeman, described St Mark's as "Butterfield at his best". The church has treasured connections with C S Lewis who was baptised here by his grandfather, the first Rector, including the Lewis family stained glass window and Communion silver. 

Despite the church being kept in good overall condition the recent QIR has identified items to be addressed urgently and within 2 years. These include slate repairs to church roof, repair and painting of rainwater goods, modification of gutters to prevent splashback on stonework which is causing damp internally. Some stonework repairs to windows and lime pointing of joints is required. 

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