St Mark's Church - Ten Mile Bank
St Mark's has a new vicar - Rev. Nigel Moat - who can be contacted on 01366 358034 or by email at
Information about services can be found at: https://www.ousevalleybenefice.org
Situated on the west bank of the River Great Ouse at Ten Mile Bank, St. Mark's Church was built by the Reverend WJ Parkes between 1846 and 1847.
It is a fascinating building and a great survivor of an early example of the Gothic Revival in the Tractarian tradition.
It is very little altered externally and provides the same vista to the passer-by as it did in 1846. It has a very fine interior, displaying an almost completely unaltered arrangement of an early Tractarian church, with the clarity of the 1846 pulpit, the wall panelling and the beautiful poppy head pew-ends.
In 2002, the church was closed due to subsidence but the local community worked hard to save it and it is now listed by English Heritage as a Grade 2 Building of Historical Interest.
A dedicated group of local people raised over £36,000 and English Heritage provided a further £245,000.
In February 2008, a further grant of £6,500 was received from the National Churches Trust.
For more information on this organisation, visit www.nationalchurchestrust.org
The external work was completed by 25th July 2008 and celebrated by the first bell-ringing since 1934
The interior has now been completed and regular Sunday services are now held twice a month.
It was re-opened by The Rt Rev Dr Anthony Russell, the Bishop of Ely on St. Mark's Day - Saturday 25th April 2009
The chuch celebrated its 175th Anniversary in 2021