Building » Hemel Hempstead (West) – St Mark

Hemel Hempstead (West) – St Mark

Hollybush Lane, Hemel Hempstead West, Herts HP1

A small modern church, serving the school to which it is attached and the western part of the new town.

Hemel Hempstead was designated a New Town after the Second World War. A parochial area in the west of the new town was created in about 1964, when the John F. Kennedy secondary school was opened. It became a full parish in 2000, when the present church was built from the designs of Johnson & Partners of Hemel Hempstead. The builders were Elliots (Yorkshire), who donated the external wooden cross (information from Chris Fanning). The church is served from Boxmoor (qv).


A small yellow brick church of angular design, with a steeply-pitched tiled roof rising towards the sanctuary. Inside, the walls are of bare brick and the ceiling plastered, with seating arranged around the sanctuary.  There do not appear to be any furnishings of particular note.

Heritage Details

Architect: Johnson & Partners

Original Date: 2000

Conservation Area: No

Listed Grade: Not Listed