Staplecross – St Mark

A mission church and parish room in the parish of Ewhurst Green was planned here in 1894 and opened the following year and it remains within that parish.  The architect was G E S Streatfeild  (CDG 6 p99).  Costing £800, it consists of an aisleless nave and chancel without a tower or belfry, but with a west extension which incorporates the porch.  The material is brick and the vaguely Tudor detail includes side-windows grouped in threes; the east window is similar.  The roof inside has arch-braces.


Font: Presented from Rye Harbour church on the twentieth anniversary of the church, i e c1914 (BE(E) p628).  As Nicholas Antram comments, it has little that is Teulonesque about it, unlike the font there today.
1. (East window) Shrigley and Hunt, 1924 ( retrieved on 28/4/2013).  The scene of the Crucifixion extends over all three lights of the window.
2. (South nave windows) I Pocklington, 1995 (Information from Nick Wiseman).
Pulpit: Assembled from panels that look C18.  Their origin is not known.

My thanks to Nick Wiseman for the photographs of the interior and glass