Church Buildings

Features

The church, built in 1964, is octagonal in shape and covered by a single span of concrete forming a dome. The height at the centre of the nave is 35 feet, the width, from East to West, is 93 feet, slightly longer that from North to South, which is 75 feet. The tower is 102 feet high to the top of the cross.

The East Window is impressive and dramatic in size, occupying the whole East wall.

Designed, as are all the windows in the church, by Tristan Ruhlmann, from Alsace, France, it is based on the text from St. John’s Gospel of the risen Jesus telling St. Peter ‘Feed my sheep’. It is of a unique design developed by Ruhlmann which involves setting pieces of stained glass in concrete panels.

The twelve carpet windows. These windows depict ancient prayer mats as were hung up in open windows in early churches, and are also based on Islamic designs from Turkey.  They have slightly wavy edges to symbolise movement in the wind.