La Grande Route de St Clement, Samares, Jersey, Channel Islands
Post-war church of limited architectural interest, but containing some furnishings of high quality.
During the Occupation in 1942 a former army hut on land opposite the present church was acquired and made into a chapel. The present church was built largely through the generosity of Frederick William Knight, a parishioner. The foundation stone was laid by Bishop King on 27 September 1948 and the church opened by Bishop King on 20 March 1949.
A parish hall was built in 1955 and a presbytery in 1965. The parish was established in 1968. The church was renovated in 1973-4.
The church consists of a wide nave, short transepts and a short chancel, with Lady Chapel to south and sacristy to north. Rendered masonry construction, concrete tile roofs. The church is designed in a simple Gothic style, with two lancet windows to each bay, the bays marked by short stepped buttresses. Gable end to street with two-light west window over a narthex, brick and glass with a shallow pitched roof, presumably added in 1973-4. The main space of the interior is the wide nave, which has a king-post roof.
The church has a number of furnishings of interest:
Architect: John Troy (builder)
Original Date: 1948
Conservation Area: No
Listed Grade: Not Listed