St Mark

You are welcome to visit, view our stunning stained glass windows and the font where author CS Lewis was baptised.

About this church

The church, completed in 1878/9, is a landmark in east Belfast, its 150ft high bell tower being seen from many miles around. It was designed in red sandstone by the eminent Victorian architect William Butterfield in magnificent Gothic revival style. It is an extravagant Grade A listed building, reflecting deep devotion to God. Sir John Betjeman, described St Mark's as 'Butterfield at his best'.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • National heritage here
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Train station within 250m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches

St Patrick

The first church was built on this site in 1815 and was the second Catholic church built since the Reformation in the city of Belfast.


St Peter's Cathedral

Rendered in sandstone and in the Romanesque style, its treasury boasting artefacts of international significance, chief among them a relic of St Patricks arm, enshrined in a priceless medieval silver reliquary.

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