Willow Brook, Keyworth, Nottinghamshire NG12
A utilitarian post-war structure, not of special interest.
Keyworth lies about six miles southeast of Nottingham city centre. In the post-war period it saw significant expansion as a dormitory suburb for the city, and from 1959 efforts were put in train to make provision for local Catholics, who then came under the parish of West Bridgford. In 1962 Mass was said in the British Legion club, and for seven years after that in the Anglican church hall. From 1963 Keyworth was separated from West Bridgford and became part of the parish of Radcliffe on Trent until 1973, when it became part of a large rural parish, which included Cotgrave, Tollerton and several other villages. From 1969 Mass was said in the nearby Mary Ward College but after this closed (from 1977) the Methodist church was used. Finally in 1983 a site was obtained for a purpose-built Catholic church. This was opened by Bishop McGuinness on 24 October 1984.
The church is a utilitarian parish hall-type red brick structure, with a shallow-pitch concrete tile roof. The main entrance is to one side, leading into a foyer with kitchens and WCs. The interior has not been inspected, but glimpsed from the exterior does not appear to hold any fittings or furnishings of note.
Architect: Not established; possibly by Stocks, local builders (Sr Mary Beuno)
Original Date: 1984
Conservation Area: Yes
Listed Grade: Not Listed