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 was 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 nineteenth-century church. Its aesthetic at once conveys its use for ecclesiastical and secular purposes.

Internally, materials used are similarly sympathetic with the building’s 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.