Building » Warndon – St Joseph

Warndon – St Joseph

Chedworth Drive, Warndon, Worcester, Worcestershire WR4

A plain building of the mid-1970s, designed as a church hall, serving a postwar housing estate.

St Joseph’s was established as a separate parish in 1963, principally to serve the new Warndon housing estate in the northeast of Worcester. A school was opened in the same year and Mass was at first celebrated in the school building. The present church was built in 1976. It was designed as a church hall, but the intended church was never built.The presbytery, a bungalow on the site, was built around the same time.

A simple astylar rectangular building under a pitched roof, with a lower narthex and a short sanctuary. The walls are faced with pink brick laid in stretcher bond and the roofs are covered with concrete tiles. The gabled west wall of the narthex has a wide central doorway with a carved figure of St Joseph above. The window openings are rectangular with uPVC frames. The interior has not been inspected; photographs on the parish website show it to have bare brick walls to the nave with laminated timber trusses supporting the main roof and simple modern timber fittings. 

Heritage Details

Architect: Not established

Original Date: 1976

Conservation Area: Yes

Listed Grade: Not Listed