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Twentieth Century Places of Worship

This page explains the twentieth century Places of Worship projects that we are involved in.

Twentieth century Places of Worship are probably the least understood of our faith buildings, yet they include the broadest range of groups and denominations. A lack of appreciation by decision makers about the significance and the capacity for change of many such buildings can lead to radical and uninformed change, which can result in the loss of their special character.  

We have carried out a project to assess Catholic churches and are currently drawing up guidance on what matters about 20th century Roman Catholic architecture. The report and guidance will be available in 2016. Other work on considering the significance of Roman Catholic parish churches and mass centres is also underway.

We commissioned the Twentieth Century Society to provide a complete gazetteer of all 20th century Christian places of worship. Search the gazeeteer.

Other work on 20th century faith heritage is underway through our Places of Worship of World Faiths in England programme.

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