Scalegate Road, Carlisle CA2 4JX
Gently modern post-war reinterpretation of early Christian Basilican style.
According to a stone outside the entrance, Bishop Edward Flynn opened the church in 1961.
Similarities with St Bede, Carlisle (early Christian/Basilican style, full width arcaded narthex, semi-circular apse, off-centre tower, here at the ritual east end) lead one to suspect that this is another of Wilfred Mangan’s churches. If so, it suggests a move away from traditional styles towards more contemporary forms.
The church is built of red brick, with a pitched slate roof and a rectangular, single- volume nave. The sanctuary is apsidal, its junction with the nave marked by a round- headed arch. The building is lit by windows at clerestory level. There is a circular stained glass window over the narthex.
The interior is plain, with exposed brick walls in the nave and yellow-and-white painted walls in the sanctuary.
Architect: Not established, possibly Wilfred Mangan
Original Date: 1962
Conservation Area: Yes
Listed Grade: Not Listed