Lydney - St Joseph

Highfield Road, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15

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A modest, functional brick church of the 1970s with laminated roof trusses, on a large and prominent site.

Before the building of the present church Mass was said in the Town Hall at Lydney. The church is a design and build construction provided by Messrs Lanner of Wakefield, and was built in 1977. It is served from Coleford (qv).

The church is built on a traditional longitudinal plan. It is a small, light brown brick building with glazed west gable. Over the west end is a small, bellcote-like feature with a copper-covered spike; it contains no bell and thus has no real function other symbolically suggesting that this building is indeed a church. There is a flat canopy in front of the entrance porch. Within the narthex are a kitchenette and WC. The church is lit by tall, plain rectangular uPVC windows on its long faces. It is covered with concrete tiles.

The interior comprises a single, aisleless space, with laminated timber trusses marking the bays.  An oval stained glass window is set into the east wall. There are no fittings or furnishings which require particular mention.

Diocese: Clifton

Architect: Lanner of Wakefield

Original Date: 1977

Conservation Area: No

Listed Grade: Not listed