Sunday, 9 December 2012

ST JOHN'S, SOUTHGATE

St John's Church at Southgate is a modern church that was designed by David Cole, an architect from Buchan, Laird and Bawden. The original St John's church was built in 1927 and located off City Road not far from the present church. The site was chosen because of its central location and access to public transport. In 1989 the church building was demolished to make way for the Southgate development. The design of the church links architecturally with the Southgate complex. St Johns is first and foremost a place of worship. However, St Johns was designed also to serve a range of purposes, and it is an ideal venue for concerts and a centre for meetings and functions. For its many visitors the church provides a place for friendship and support.

There is a strong tradition of music -making in the church and it is often the venue for sacred music concerts. Today when we visited we were fêted with a rehearsal of beautiful choral music.

This post is part of the Sunday Psalms meme,
And also part of the Spiritual Sundays meme.




Psalm 83: "Keep not thou silence..."

"Out of Darkness, into His Marvellous Light..." 1 Peter, 2:9. Artist: Judy Heidenreich

4 comments:

  1. this post is really interesting you share✽.¸¸.•*`❀✽.¸¸.•*.‏Kisssss✽.¸¸.•*`❀✽.¸¸.•*.i love churches..and that one was a modern one.Wonder what the chorus is singing?wonderful painting too..i tell you must do more things like this..Beautiful ✽.¸¸.•*`❀✽.¸¸.•*.‏✽.¸¸.•*`❀✽.¸¸.•*.

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  2. First image is really impressive. Took me a while to get used to it, with regard to architecture and its surrounding. Wonderful to see people singing inside a church. Would be wonderful to see alike over here.
    Thank you very much for your effort and kind participation. Please have a good new week ahead.

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  3. Great shots. I like the choir ones.

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  4. A great find Nick. I never knew it was there. Those paintings are very impressive.

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