St Brigid’s Church
Posted April 20, 2016.
LOCATION: Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast
CLIENT: Diocesan of Down and Connor
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Felix O ‘Hare
St. Brigid’s Church is one of the main Catholic Churches in South Belfast seating up to 800 worshippers. The layout is based on a traditional plan but the spiritual and secular spaces are separated by the use of changing levels and volumes.
The materials used in the construction of the church, influenced by the vernacular character of Victorian Belfast, were selected for their natural texture, colour and detail.
The Church design is described as “quite a simple hall section most elegantly detailed (and coloured), clearly a calm and comfortable place to be, with the roof forming a uniting canopy above both ministers and congregation. Mortuary, baptistery, stairs, entrances, sanctuary are allowed to grow naturally out from under it to make a well-balanced composition of both general and particular space”.