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Welcome to the parish church of Sticker: St Mark Mission Church in the Anglican Diocese of Truro and county of Cornwall England.
History of St Mark’s Church, Sticker
The little Mission Church of St Mark's is approached up a steep lane that leads from the bottom of Chapel Hill at Sticker, opposite the car park. As you begin to ascend the lane you will see the St Mark's Church Hall on your right. The Church is surrounded by trees that hide it from view. The entrance to the Church is through the porch on the North side.
The Church is built on a cruciform shape and has plain glass windows. It used to have a small organ that could either be pedalled or pumped from the rear when there was no electricity. This has had to be replaced with a more modern keyboard organ. There is a font at the rear of the church which dates to the time of the church's construction in 1877
St Mark's Church or Chapel (as it is referred to in the Faculty which was granted by Bishop Edward White on 20th June 1877) has permission for the "performance” of Divine Service and the occasional administration of Holy Communion and Baptism". It was provided for the "convenience of the people of Sticker" who were situated at a distance from the parish church at St. Mewan. There is a report of the opening ceremony in the Royal Cornwall Gazette of 27th April 1877 which describes the number of people as "being within the sound of the church going bell" as 360. The site for the church was bought from a Mr Christopher Henry Hawkins for the sum of £17. This all happened because the Bishop was very keen that wherever possible every village should have its own place of worship and that all parishioners should be able to walk to Church.
Since those days the Church has been in regular use. Until 1956 it had a parsonage house in the village attached to it with a stipendiary reader who was in charge of the church. During his time St Mark's had a choir and morning and evening prayer was said every Sunday. Today however there is only one service on a Sunday at 11.00 am and unfortunately the Sunday School closed some years ago, amalgamating with St Mewan. The Church is licensed for Marriages, Baptisms and Funerals are held there also.
The Church Hall was built in 1911 on ground made over by the Trewithen Estate and the deed of conveyance is dated 17th May 1911.
Up lane from bottom of Chapel Hill
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