Engraving of St. Mary's Church and Market Square, Lichfield

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Date:2nd of December 1873

Description:The present church of St. Mary's dates from the late 19th century, having replaced an earlier, medieval, church. During the Easter Sunday Service in 1716, part of the church spire fell down, and this eventually led to the rebuilding of the church in the gothic style. Previously the church was in the classical style and had a short square tower .
Between 1978 and 1981 St. Mary's church was converted into the St. Mary's Centre. The chancel and aisles were retained as a church, but the rest of the building was devided to comprise a day centre, coffee shop, gift shop, and Lichfield Heritage Centre.
In 2018 the church was converted again and now houses Lichfield Library and Tourist Information on the ground floor and has a performance and events space, and cafe, on the mezzanine floor. It is now called The Hub at St Mary's.


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