Fegg Hayes - St Bernadette

Fegg Hayes Road, Fegg Hayes, Stoke-on-Trent ST6

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A functional building designed as a dual purpose church-hall, in an area of postwar housing. 

The church-cum-hall and presbytery were built in 1962 to serve an expanding post-war housing estate, for which a parish was created from Sacred Heart, Tunstall. The buildings were designed by E. Bower Norris of Sandy & Norris, Stafford. At this point what is now the Lady Chapel was a stage and the opposite face of the building was glazed and formed the main entrance. The sanctuary was at ninety degrees to the ‘secular axis’. About 1970 changes took place which turned the building into a church only, with the focus on the sanctuary. Structurally this involved replacing the glazed façade on Fegg Hayes Road with brickwork and removing the stage. The church is now served from the Sacred Heart, Tunstall, and the presbytery is let. 

The building is a utilitarian brick structure under a shallow pitched concrete tiled roof. It has no external features worth highlighting. The interior too is plain and is painted a reddish pink. The sliding doors to the sanctuary remain in place. It is covered by a flat ceiling.

Diocese: Birmingham

Architect: Sandy & Norris; Reema

Original Date: 1962

Conservation Area: No

Modifications: 1970

Listed Grade: Not listed