Our Story So Far

St Mark

An iron mission-room was built in Fourth Avenue, Bush Hill Park, by the vicar of Enfield in 1885 and served by clergy from the parish church. The permanent church of St Mark, on the corner of Main Avenue and St. Mark’s Road, was consecrated in 1893 as a chapel of ease to Enfield parish church. The parish was formed in its own right in 1903 and the vicar was appointed by the bishop of London, with whom the patronage has remained. The church, a spacious aisled building with nave, chancel, and north and south chapels, was designed by J. E. K. and J. P. Cutts who also contributed to the designs of neighbouring Enfield churches St George and St Matthew. St Mark’s was built in a plain Early English style using red brick with stone dressings; it was not completed until 1915 and an intended north-west spire was never built.  Since 1910 the church has maintained an Anglo-Catholic style of worship.

The church is 5 minutes’ walk from Bush Hill Park rail station, on the 192 (Tottenham Hale-Edmonton Green-Enfield Town) bus route, and just off the A10 Great Cambridge Road at its junction with Lincoln Road.

The church is usually open between 11:30am and 12:30pm on Wednesday when we have our midweek Eucharist service at noon.

St Stephen

The first St Stephen’s church was a simple temporary building (’iron church’) put up in 1901 as a chapel of ease to All Saints Church in Edmonton. In 1906 work began on a permanent church to a gothic design by John Samuel Alder (1847-1919) with walls built of Stamford stone, with Welden stone for the corners. Bath stone is used for the windows and pillars and York stone for the steps. The church was lit by electricity. The chancel, Lady chapel, organ bay, clergy and choir vestries and three bays of the nave and aisles were completed in 1907 at a cost of £6,000, and consecrated that year by the Bishop of London. In 1909 St Stephen’s became a separate parish. Completion of the church, which in 1912 was estimated to cost a further £4,800, was achieved in 1916, but the planned-for tower and spire were never built.

The church is on the corner of Park Avenue and Village Road EN1 and is 10 mins walk from Bush Hill Park rail station. It is on the 329, 629 and W8 bus routes.

St Stephen’s is usually open between 11.30 am and 12.30pm on Thursday when we have our midweek Eucharist service at noon.

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