Our Lady & St George, Walthamstow

Historic Buildings

"deliberately complex in terms of geometry. The intention is to achieve a sense of celebration"


Our Lady & St George Exterior
Our Lady & St George Interior
Our Lady & St George Altar
Our Lady & St George Altar
Our Lady & St George Chapel

Civic Trust Award (Commendation) 

The parish church of Our Lady and St George, Walthamstow, was destroyed by fire in April 1993. The Practice was appointed as architects for a new building.

The design is innovative in both terms of the liturgy and environmental control. The spire, which stands above the baptismal font, is used as a device to induce passive ventilation.

 

Key features

  • Light warm celebratory space.
  • Natural lighting and ventilation.
  • Fully accessible
  • Church and Weekday Chapel
  • Kitchen and meeting room (Overflow space)
  • Bookstall.
  • Vestry

The design for the church is deliberately complex in terms of geometry. The intention is to achieve a sense of celebration without recourse to decoration, and to provide an environment in which both joyful and reflective worship have a place.

The liturgical furniture for Our Lady & St George was also designed by Inkpen Downie, and we co-ordinated the commissioning of artworks and new glass.

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