Holy Family Parish was formed in 1968. However, since its inauguration the Parish has been meeting in the school assembly hall. In 1997, permission was granted for the erection of a new church for the Parish.
Though the brief called for a modern building suitable for the new liturgy, there was also a feeling in the Parish that the church should have a traditional feel and following the long period sharing the school, there was a need for a building which was obviously a ‘sacred space’. The Diocesan brief also asked for a multi-use building, which would double as a community centre.
The new church building, which is 285 sqm, is formed using traditional materials around a steel portal frame structure and the brickwork was carefully designed to give a subtle banding effect. As a result the main space is very much a traditional nave. Our clients were the Shrewsbury R.C. Dioceses.