This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SK 39 SW SHEFFIELD WORDWORTH AVENUE
564/1/10004 Church of St Paul
Church. 1958-59. Basil Spence. Red brick. Copper segmental barrel vaulted roof. PLAN/EXTERIOR: tall rectangular aisleless space; covered way across front, extending west to tall tower comprising a pair of parallel brick walls linked by concrete beams and surmounted by a cross. Vestry to south of church, attached by glazed corridor. Solid north and south walls of brick. Both ends fully glazed in varnished timber frames, having six lights with a horizontal band of 12 smaller lights at single storey height and at the top of the window, the latter folding around the north and south sides as a recessed clerestory. Glazing to ends, beneath segmental barrel roof (10 lights), in varnished timber frames. INTERIOR: internally exposed brick walls, with a shallow zig-zag to the internal surfaces. Segmental barrel roof is criss-crossed with tubular supports set diagonally. Sanctuary is raised by a step and the altar is placed against a background of a vertical slatted screen (added later). Altar rail and sanctuary seating by Spence. Mezzanine gallery to west end is reached by original staircase with open balustrade and thick timber handrail and contains the organ and choir stalls. Balcony front comprises two thick horizontal bands of timber, linked at wide intervals by light, painted metal supports. Font is placed in central aisle, beneath gallery. It is of textured concrete and flares outwards both above and below a narrow point just under half way down. Applique altar frontal by Beryl Dene. Pair of candlesticks on altar by Basil Spence. Pews of laminated timber by Spence. St Paul's is an unusually transparent design and Spence's best small church.
Listing NGR: SK3535693063
© Mrs Barbara A West. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: West, Barbara A
Rights Holder: West, Barbara A
Brick, Copper, Glass, Timber, 20th Century Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Place Of Worship