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Church Micro 1748...Sheffield - St Mary

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Hidden : 02/27/2014
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St Mary's


This is a high muggle area - especially on Match Days! Please take care to hide carefully. In addition, there may be a high police presence. If you are stopped. please explain carefully.

St Mary's Church, Bramall Lane, is a Church of England church in the City of Sheffield, England. It is one of three churches that were built in Sheffield under the Church Building Act 1818 (the other two being St George's Church, Portobello and St Phillip's Church, Netherthorpe), and is the only one still to be used as a church. The church was designed by Joseph Potter and cost £13,927 (£1,040,000 as of 2014). A grant of £13,941 was received from the Church Building Commission to cover the cost of building and other expenses. The foundation stone was laid on 12 October 1826 by the Countess of Surrey, and the church was consecrated on 21 July 1830.

The church is built in the Perpendicular style, with a 140 feet (43 m) high tower. It was damaged by bombing during the "Sheffield Blitz" and when restored was divided: the chancel and two east bays of the nave remained in use as a church, the rest of the building used as a community centre. It is a Grade II* listed building. In 2000 a major internal refurbishment took place resulting in the church and community centre becoming a combined space.

The current vicar is Julian Sullivan.

There are close links between the church and Sheffield United F.C., whose ground is situated on Bramall Lane. During the refurbishment in 2000, church services took place at the football club.

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