ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
This was a joint Church of England and Methodist project, won in a Diocesan Competition.
The building is triangular shaped with the sanctuary at the apex, surmounted by a brick tower. The base of the triangle contains a triangular chapel, meeting room, vestry, office, toilets and kitchen. An adjacent rectangular barrel-vaulted hall was designed to be extendable if required in the future.
The roof is at its lowest at the entrance to the building, and gradually rises at three different pitches, which are reflected internally in the boarded ceiling, being at its highest at the altar end.
The specially commissioned sanctuary furniture consists of altar, credence table, built-in wall benches and celebrant’s chair, all constructed in oak.
The roof is silver powder coated steel with brick walls of pale buff and powder coated aluminium window frames.