Horsham, St Mark, North Heath Lane

When the original St MarkŒs at Carfax was pulled down, its dedication was transferred to a new church in the northern part of the town.  It was built in 1988-90, by J C T Warren of Architectural and Planning Partnership, a local firm (CBg 23 p42).  It is planned in what he called an Œ‰evolutionary styleŒ, centred on a west tower and spire, flanked by transepts of triangular plan.  The upper part of the main body of the church consists of a continuously glazed clerestory, punctuated by what are in effect flying buttresses. The clerestory is continued round the three-sided east end.  The effect is intended to recall perceptions of a church in an earlier age, leaving no doubt about the purpose of the building.

Fitting

Glass: Five-light window by C E Kempe, 1902, removed from the demolished St Mark, Carfax.

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