Building » Burton-on-Trent – St Joseph the Worker (Chapel of Ease)

Burton-on-Trent – St Joseph the Worker (Chapel of Ease)

Mount Street, Winshill, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire DE15

The church occupies the former Winshill Institute, a late 19th  century building of some local historical interest.

The Winshill Institute was opened in 1888. Money for the building was raised by subscription, and the Institute was used by various freemasons’ lodges and probably for other social purposes. It was acquired by the Diocese of Nottingham in 1967. A short rear extension, probably dating from the last quarter of the 20th  century, was added to the building, and a long metal ramp fitted to provide disabled access.

The building is of red brick with a symmetrical frontage of stripped Gothic design. The principal entrance is at first floor level, reached by a long flight of steps from the street.  A statue of St Joseph and a simple cross have been added at some point after 1967. The building consists of a large space at first floor level used as the church, with a spacious hall and ancillary toilet and kitchen facilities at ground level. A metal ramp extends from the frontage to the rear of the building where there is an entrance in a small brick extension, probably built to provide a Sanctuary.  Furnishings are all of simple modern character. There are two brightly coloured stained glass windows.

Heritage Details

Architect: Not established

Original Date: 1988

Conservation Area: Yes

Listed Grade: Not Listed