Open House Festival

St Mark’s Church


G H Lewis of Linden and Lewis, 1852

Albert Road, South Norwood, SE25 4JD

A Grade 2-listed mid-Victorian parish church in the Gothic style, built of Kentish ragstone with a slate roof. Unique features include a panel of hand-made decorated tiles beyond the High Altar - probably Royal Doulton - and five noted stained glass windows, probably by Alfred Heming. The baptistery is also noteworthy, with its font and five murals of Biblical scenes, painted in oil on canvas.

Getting there


Norwood Junction


130, 197, 312, 410

Additional travel info

St Mark's is located at the junction of Albert Road and Coventry Road.



Accessibility notes

On-street parking available, free on Sundays.

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Drop in activities

Sun 15 Sep


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Sun 22 Sep


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History and Architecture

St Mark's is the oldest church in the area. It was built in 1852 (mainly by public subscription), with various Victorian additions and alterations. A Grade 2 listed Victorian parish church built of Kentish ragstone with a slate roof, St Mark's is noted for its 170+ year history, and its long and continuing history of service to its local community.

The building is particularly noted for its stained glass -probably by Alfred Heming, and the unique Royal Doulton tiling beyond the altar, and the five oil- on-canvas murals of Biblical scenes in the ornate Baptistery.

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