View of the church from the north

Oldcotes

St Mark

Newark Archdeaconry

Bassetlaw and Bawtry Deanery

Introduction

Designed by Charles Hodgson Fowler and erected in 1900, this attractive small church was originally half brick and half timbered. It is now rendered pristine white with decorative boards, mainly rectangular.

It consists of a nave, two steps up to the chancel, north-west porch, north-east vestry and one bell in a turret on the west gable, with pyramidal cap and cross. All the windows are rectangular, of plain small rectangular panes. At the west end there are four lights with two above and a diamond-shaped one high up. On the south side of the nave four windows of three lights each plus two with two lights. On the north side is one with three lights plus one with two on the vestry.

There is only one stained glass window, diamond-shaped, at the apex of the east gable. The interior doors from the porch feature red crosses in the glass. The stone octagonal font is plain. There is no pulpit and only one brass memorial. The plain wooden lectern came from Everton and is used in preference to the large brass eagle.

On the north side a brick chimney rises from the clay tile roof. Inside is a scissor-beam roof with a hanging rood and six candelabra.

Seating is on oak chairs and there is a light oak desk and two similar benches. Yamaha provided the electronic organ.

This is a delightful little church, probably of unique design in the Diocese.

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