Join us for a visit to the recently refurbished St. Mark’s Church, Bird Street, on Monday 8th October 2018. We meet at 7 p.m. at the Church.
St. Mark’s is a Grade II listed building in the Gothic Revival Style. It closed as a Church in 1972 and was put to a number of uses, including a radio station, the Outpatients Department of the adjoining hospital, a doctor’s surgery and a warehouse for a local charity. In 2017 it was resurrected as a City Centre Resource Church.
Within the Church is the most amazing mural designed by Hans Feibusch, the last surviving artist of Goebbel’s Degenerate Art exhibition in 1937. It was painted in 1963, shortly after the unveiling of Sutherland’s tapestry in the Cathedral and the similarities are interesting.
Architect Graeme Beamish will talk about the Grade II listed Church and its features. CovSoc Secretary, John Payne, will talk about Hans Feibusch and his Mural and the role of the Society in getting it recognised in the Listing particulars of the building. The Church team, who have made this visit possible, will tell us about their mission in the city.
CovSoc meetings and visits are free, but we ask for a donation of £2 from non-members towards the cost of refreshments and as a donation to the Church.