Manor Crescent, Didcot, Oxfordshire
A functional design of the 1960s.
Mass was said at the military camp at Didcot from 1915, and from 1926 this was served from East Hendred. There was a resident priest from 1934. At first Mass was said in a World War I army hut which had been the ordnance depot theatre. By the 1960s the population of Didcot had risen to more than three times its pre-war level and so a new church was built to the designs of Lanners of Wakefield, at a cost of £35,000 and seating 450. It was opened on 18 February 1967.
The church is built of brick and blockwork, and has a steeply pitched roof with concrete tiles. The interior has not been inspected, but is understood to have a roof structure supported on portal frames, an altar of Connemara marble and carved mahogany Stations by David John.
Entry amended by AHP 02.09.2023
Architect: Lanners of Wakefield
Original Date: 1967
Conservation Area: No
Listed Grade: Not Listed