11 Nov 2015

St Mark's Church, Lepperton.

On Saturday, for the tail end of the garden festival, we went to St Mark's Church in Lepperton. It was a beautiful afternoon,  just right for spending the afternoon sketching. The church was dressed for a country wedding.

This Anglican church in Lepperton is thought to have opened in May 1900 with a dedication service on the 18th of January 1901.
It is likely that the church was designed by the architect Frank Messenger and built by a Mr Mannix. Church records have been located showing a £5.00 payment to "Mr Messenger". Tenders for the construction of a church in Lepperton closed on the 11th of October 1899 - the tenders to be submitted to Frank Messenger.

Here is my sketch:

 And here are some photos:

Inside, there was a handmade wedding dress that had been made for a wedding in the 1950's:

They also laid on the most wonderful afternoon tea! Here are a few photos taken by Sarah Davison.

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