Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace

With a growing community within the parish church of Meole Brace, as well as that of the wider village community, Arrol Architects were commissioned to design and oversee the building of a new church centre that would be available for use by both the congregation and other village users.

The new Trinity Centre replaces an off-site village and church hall that was in need of replacement. Arrol Architects designed a building that is joined to the church by a central courtyard. The hall is designed in a way that is stylistically and materially in keeping with the existing church, but that simultaneously does not visually compete with the 19th Century church. Its aesthetic at once conveys its use for ecclesiastical and secular purposes.

Internally, materials used are similarly sympathetic with the buildings surroundings, including a new stained-glass window continuing a tradition of quality glass craftsmanship within the church, which has retained its original William Morris & Co windows.