You don’t have to go far out off town to discover the unfamiliar familiar.
Tucked betwixt and between Chorlton on Medlock and Ardwick, is Brunswick, so near and yet so far, from the booming cosmopolis.
At its heart, a solid brick modernist church, built to serve the new social housing estates that surround it. Bold curves, angled interlocking volumes, an warmly lit interior space with a dynamic timber roof, and a dramatic arc of tiered seating.
Perhaps you’ve never passed by, perhaps you’ve never noticed.
Operating as a community centre and place of worship, it continues to serve the area well.
I was given the warmest of welcomes by the staff and clerics, thanks.
Simon the vicar says: Please don’t get us grade two listed.
Pop in set a spell.
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