St Mark

St Marks was designed by Keble of the Oxford Movement and stands in a wooded glade at the heart of the village of Ampfield.

About this church

The current church dedicated to St Mark was built in 1838-41 under the direction of John Keble, then minister at the neighbouring parish of Hursley. Keble was a leading light in the Oxford Movement. He designed a church which tells the story of God alive and at work in the world with every brick. It is a theatre for the soul, and a place of great love. Today it remains a wonderful space for worship, and almost exactly as Keble intended.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches

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St Matthew

St Matthew’s is one of a local group of Keble Churches.


Romsey Abbey

Founded in 907, the abbey was at first a nunnery then, from 974, a Benedictine Abbey of nuns.


St John

Major William Colt had the church built to say thank you to God for his recovery from a very serious illness, carved faces of him and his wife and either side of the chancel steps.

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