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Murals of St Mark's Church, Staplefield (1 of 4)
The Slaugham Archive
Murals of St Mark's Church, Staplefield (1 of 4)

In 2010, following a huge fund-raising campaign, the murals in St Marks Church were cleaned, stabilised and, in parts, restored.
They revealed intricate details that were previously not visible. They were originally floor to ceiling murals but were covered over at some point due to the design being too distracting on the eye!
Intriguingly, the decoration remains under the wood panelling. I would love to know what the design was.
The above picture shows a general view of the altar, and the Large Version shows a close up of the same picture but concentrating on some of the murals.
Select Open document to view a small portion of two of the murals. More general views of these can be viewed on picture #1819 and picture #1820.

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Picture added on 25 September 2016 at 12:01
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Churches - Staplefield
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A beautiful church. It is the final resting place of my parents and grandparents.
This brings back memories of Christmas services and Harvest Festivals.
Added by Mick Feist (Canada) on 27 September 2016
I was married in this beautiful church in 1958.
Added by Mary Alder (née Tomsett) (France) on 29 September 2016
My grandparents and parents rest at St Mark’s.
I was baptised there and my name is on the plaque by the font. I was married there September 15, 1973.
Is the rose still growing in the church? If so, please would someone post a current picture?
Added by Moira Purnell (Canada) on 04 September 2018
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