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Published on 03 July 2020

Buildings

The current church was built in 1964, alongside the existing Church Hall, which was built in 1939, and served as the Parish Church and Community Centre until the Church was opened. The church, an  iconic and impressive Grade II listed church is a building of architectural importance. Designed by the architects Robert Maguire and Keith Murray and built in the Brutalist style, the building is highly visible from the Aldridge Road that bisects the parish.

With an irregular hexagonal floor plan, the height of each wall rises from the Baptistry at the entrance, to its highest point above the Altar. This symbolises the spiritual life in its gradual accent from baptism to fulfilment in the celebration of the Mass.

Other notable features on the site include the Chapel, a Garden of Remembrance and the Lounge and Family room.

CHURCH ARCHITECTURE

Some original photographs and Architects plans