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St Mark's > St Mark's 2000
Introduction | Phase One | Phase Two
Why? | What have we gained? | What has changed?
For 90 years our church served Methodism at St Mark's, standing largely unchanged, a testament to the foresight of those that worked to create it.
The St Mark's 2000 redevelopment has provided a similar opportunity to make St Mark's a place more suitable for worship now and in future years.
The building work was split into two phases, both of which are now complete: the first phase covered the church, vestibule, and forecourt, while the second phase, completed in November 2012, covered the changes to the rear premises. The last service prior to the first part of the building work was held in the church on Sunday 19th June 2005; a service of rededication was held in the refurbished church on Saturday 4th March 2006. The halls and community rooms were rededicated during a service on Saturday 17th November 2012.
A number of property items were due for renewal, including the decoration and carpeting, the heating system, the lighting, and the wiring. Reorganising the church at the same time will have saved money.
Photos of the premises before and after the work, as well as pictures of work in progress, are on the Phase One and Phase Two pages.
Reinstalling the organ pipes (currently in storage) in a new position behind the front wall of the church, above the choir stalls, will be a future piece of work.