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Modernist Churches of Sheffield


Breaking with the 19th century’s gothic and decorative traditions, Sheffield's period of post-war development saw modernism adopted by churches that were established to serve the growing communities of new-build estates. These striking, bold and unexpectedly beautiful new churches focused on democratising their halls, emphasising open-ness, natural light and unique angles, and demystifying previously rarefied spaces. Modernist Churches of Sheffield maps out nine such churches.

Words by Greg Povey, photography by Theo Simpson, design by Eleven. Produced by Our Favourite Places for Sheffield Modern architecture weekender, 2018. A3 folded to A6.